In 2002, Innis & Gunn Founder and Master Brewer Dougal Gunn Sharp was asked to create a beer to mature in bourbon barrels to impart a sweet, malty flavor. This beer would then be thrown out, and the barrels would go on to age spirits. But Dougal had a brain wave; What if this was the start of something great? What if the beer was actually getting better whilst in the barrel? Turns out, he was absolutely right, and Innis & Gunn was born. Since their creation in 2003, they’ve been busy brewing up an ever-growing range of flavor-packed beers. In 2013, their Barrel Aged line up was joined by an award-winning Lager Beer, which soon become the fastest growing Lager in Scotland, and was swiftly followed by their IPAs for those who prefer a hoppier brew. He then wondered what if they had their own bars to showcase these brilliant beers? Great question and luckily the answer was easy: the Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchens. There’s a staggering range of their own beers alongside their favorites from other local brewers and around the world, and they’ve paired them with delicious dishes like IPA Battered fish and chips or the Scotch Egg with a Beery ‘Brewn’ sauce. Dougal continued to create new recipes and beers, but he couldn’t stop wondering what if they had their own brewery? So, in 2016, they took a momentous step after raising £3 million through their BeerBond and acquired the Inveralmond Brewery in Perthshire. Now, Dougal and their team of talented brewers are continuously experimenting with new innovations to create the beers of tomorrow.


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