https://www.innisandgunn.com/us/ 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.
It is a rare thing for a business to survive fire, takeover bids, Prohibition, the Depression, two world wars and absolute destruction in an explosion. Rarer still, for that same business to be managed by the same family that founded it-- 132 years and six generations later. But that is exactly what the Oland family has done with the historic Moosehead Breweries. The history of the Moosehead Breweries, located in Saint John, New Brunswick, is a remarkable and unique testament to the power of family and tradition. The Moosehead saga began in 1867, when Susannah Oland first brewed a solitary batch of brown October ale in her backyard in Nova Scotia. Encouraged by the welcome reception her beer received from friends and family members, Susannah and her husband, John James Dunn Oland, began to market the beer. Moosehead Breweries Limited is Canada's oldest independent brewery, the third largest brewery in the country and the only brewery in the Maritimes to be locally owned and operated.