More space to paint sharks: our expansion plans
screw the recession
Why stand still? We are on a mission.
We are really excited to share the plans for the latest phase of our expansion at our new Ellon HQ. These plans are going to help us brew more beer, share our passion for great craft beer and quite possible save the world with hops.
Despite the big investment we recently made in our new brewery we are still struggling to keep up with the demand for our hardcore craft beers. Luckily we bought the site next to our current one over a year ago so we already have space we can expand into. Furthermore, all the new equipment at the brewery was bought with expansion in mind. Our state of the art Brew-House, our amazing new bottling line and our life affirmingly brilliant new centrifuge were all bought with an eye (or potentially multiple eyes) on the future. All we need to expand our capacity are more fermentation tanks which we can plug into our system and more floor space to operate in.
We are now at the final stages of planning for our new 4000 square metre building complete with pilot brewery, visitor centre and a rock 'n roll BrewDog shop to boot. We will hopefully have the project complete by the end of 2013. A separate part of the project will also see an initial addition of 8x600HL fermentation tanks in Summer 2013 with 8 further fermentation tanks arriving later in the year further expanding our production capabilities.
This phase of our development will see us invest a further £5m in north east Scotland over the next 36 months and employ over 30 more people. Screw the recession.
The new building will host a BrewDog visitor centre offering tours of the new brewery whilst also promoting education and better understanding of beer. In addition we will open a BrewDog shop as part of the visitor centre offering growler fills, a range of BrewDog and guest bottles and merchandise. The pilot plant will be used for new recipe development and also interactive and open brewing sessions. We plan on having monthly open days where people can come and help us make some awesome beers and learn all about brewing in the process.
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Oh and the expansion is actually because we need more space for awesome sharks. Just don't tell anyone.