- Sector: Food & Beverage
- Region: Scotland
Scotland-born BrewDog, founded in 2007, is the world’s first carbon-negative international beer business. With its origins in brewing, in 2009, it bought its first bar in Aberdeen. It now has more than 104 bars across the world in the UK, EU, US and Australia.
“BrewDog has been on a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. From the Headliner series, which includes pack leaders like the flagship Punk IPA, to the Amplified range (beer, but turned up to 11), BrewDog brews beer that blows people’s minds and has kick-started a revolution,” says James Watt, CEO.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, BrewDog had to close bars in line with
government advice, which led to a loss of revenue. However, it quickly pivoted into a delivery service, which allowed it to recoup 21% of its overall losses. Not only was it providing the nation with drinks, but it also produced Punk Sanitiser as part of the pandemic effort, donating over 500,000 bottles to the NHS and supporting charities. It has also made and sold thousands of its BrewDog NHS Heroes pack (a case of beer), where all the profits from every single case were donated to the Help NHS Heroes charity.