Meet The Equity for Punks Shareholders

We meet some of our EFP shareholders...

Invest in BrewDog at www.brewdog.com/equityforpunks

Since hitting the £1.5million mark and welcoming over 4,000 new Equity for Punks shareholders into the BrewDog family, we've been spending a bit of time getting to know our new additions. SO what kind of person maketh an EFP shareholder and have those hallowed members' cards arrived? We ask a handful of our finest shareholders what it's like to own a slice of BrewDog and why those who have yet to invest should still get involved.

Take it away folks (and hound)...

Graeme White

Hi my name is Graeme and I became a shareholder because I love the BrewDog beers and I want to support the brewery. When the opportunity came back, I made sure not to miss out! When I tell people I am an Equity for Punks shareholder the reaction is generally, “Aww cool, man! Can you still buy shares? Have you got your card yet?” Every time.

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The world needs more Equity for Punks shareholders because the world needs more craft beer.

Bracken (the dog)

I like to think I am the only shareholder with 4 legs who loves Meatloaf (the food and the music) and chasing bunnies! I am also kind of a big deal, I actually run the show at BrewDog HQ as well as stealing the occasional pack lunch from a brewing intern.

I like to discipline unruly scamps with Celine Dion's greatest hits, a Quorn burger and a 4 pack of Stella. Anyway, if you don't invest in Equity for Punks we are going to cover you in peanut butter and leave you outside for the squirrels

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Follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/brackenbrewdog *woof*

Steven Dehn

I became a shareholder because I was sick of the beers I was forced to drink, and not being able to effect any change in the awful selection available. After having my first Brewdog beer and saw what the guys wanted to do; I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved, still do but I don’t see much political consultant roles coming up in Brewdog HQ so equity punk will do for now.

By Shareholders, For Shareholders - The Equity for Punks Beer 2011!

Craft beer is... something indefinable, probably. Everyone can attach their own meaning to it and designate which ever beer they like as ‘craft’. The lack of an official definition, in my view, helps to prevent the stagnation and lack of innovation that is often associated with real ale due to CAMRA’s bizarre rules.

Ben Arnold

I became a shareholder because I believe BrewDog will change the way we think of beer in Britain.  I have been a drinker of BrewDog since being introduced to it by a friend in 2007 and have never looked back.

So far as part of EFP II I have received a lifetime discount to the bar and online shop using my shareholder ID card which is frequently used.  Access to the Equity for Punks forum where we discuss everything from craft beer, new bar locations, where to get good craft beer and of course penguins.  An invite to the AGM and equity for punks beer brewing day.  Best of all, first option on new and limited edition Brewdog releases.

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Equity for Punks shareholders are a crazy bunch of people who are obsessed by beer. We let our opinions be known.  If we don’t like something we will say, after all, it is our company too!

Steven Pilkington

I became a shareholder because I always wanted to start owning some shares in a company and see it prosper into something awesome. Equity for Punks gave me the chance to invest in stuff that I really enjoy.

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My favourite BrewDog beer is 5am Saint. Definately one of the tastiest beers I've ever had. However a close second goes to AB:03, the first Abstrakt beer I tasted at an event in Cloisters. It really was an eye-opener to the diversity of craft beer.

For anyone still thinking of investing in Equity for Punks I would say if you enjoy BrewDog beer, then the discount will very quickly pay for itself. Plus the pre-sale that is granted to us is a lifesaver when it comes to getting a hold of limited batches of brilliant beer. It's your AAA Pass to the Craft Beer Revolution.

Johanna Basford

As a freelance illustrator (www.johannabasford.com) I have worked with BrewDog on some awesome projects and have long been a fan of their beers, bars and company philosophy. I have been working with them for a few years it has also been awesome to see the huge growth of the company. When the opportunity came to get involved, I just had to invest.

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Colin McGregor

I became a shareholder because, mainly, I liked the idea of supporting local business. BrewDog came up with a very fair share scheme and asked people to jump on-board. Even without added incentives (discount beer and first-dibs on new products, to name a couple) it seemed like a pretty good idea. And Brewdog appeal to me because they like breaking trends and doing things their own way.

Some people find it unusual that I have invested money in a local brewery but after a quick conversation, explaining the huge growth of the company and the great benefits we are given, the response is usually "Where do I sign?" 

Download the prospectus and invest at www.brewdog.com/equityforpunks

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Martyn 7th October, 2011 6:27pm
Bought shares on 10th Sep, still not got a card :-(
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Iain 3rd October, 2011 5:23pm
Cheers James, looking forward to it!
Badger 3rd October, 2011 4:47pm
That is good news James! I was getting anxious, and awful jealous of Rhonas certificates!
James, BrewDog 3rd October, 2011 4:11pm
Iain/Simon,the next batch of certificates are being sent out later this week. You will also receive an email then detailing how to register for your ID card and your login to www.equitypunks.com
simoncarbon 3rd October, 2011 12:15pm
I bought shares 3 weeks ago - just wondering when I get my magic card?
Iain 3rd October, 2011 11:08am
I bought shares 2 weeks ago - when should I expect to receive my pack?
Stephanos 3rd October, 2011 10:53am
Similar sentiments to myself. I think its important to support a fledgling brewery that wasn't afraid to try something different in the UK and has set the bar for future challengers, of which there are now a few. Brewdog were first though.
Adrian 3rd October, 2011 10:53am
Sounds awesome. I am in. Can't wait for the AGM!