Up to 40 new jobs will be created
BrewDog is taking on 40 new staff as part of a wider expansion of its pub chain.
The Fraserburgh-based independent brewer said today it plans to add three more bars in the next three months to its growing pub chain.
BrewDog currently has eight craft beer bars located in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham and London, with another in Birmingham opening soon.
The other new bar locations have yet to be formally announced.
Work on a new £8 million state-of-the-art brewing facility is expected to be completed by the end of June, which has been partly funded through its 'Equity for Punks' investment scheme.
The new carbon neutral brewing facility will create 25 new jobs when it opens, growing to 75 within five years.
BrewDog subsequently launched 'Equity for Punks II' to help fund a £1 million overall investment in expanding its pub chain as well as further development of the new brewing facility.
Around 6,000 'fanvestors' have invested in 'Equity for Punks' raising the maximum possible of £2.2 million in total before the scheme closed in January.
Scotland's largest independent brewer said today it is on track to double turnover this year to £12 million.
Co-founder James Watt said growth was being held back because of the brewing limitations at its current site.
"This growth could have been more, had we been able to produce enough beer to meet the insatiable demand of our customers,” he said.
Watt said growth is expected this year “in domestic on and off trade markets as well as export sales,” and sales are expected to rise when the new brewing facility comes online later in the summer.
BrewDog said it is now selling its craft beers in 27 different countries.
It has also announced today plans to launch a graduate recruitment programme.
Watt said: “Five years ago BrewDog was Martin Dickie, myself, some second hand equipment and Bracken the dog. Now we’re Scotland’s largest independent brewery, selling our craft beer in 27 different countries and owning eight craft beer bars across the country.
“We’re opening three more bars in three months adding 40 new members of staff, yet all we hear about in the media is redundancies, downturns and Lady Gaga.”