(Aberdeen, SCOTLAND) – What a year for BrewDog in 2011.
In late December, the brewery released a year-in-review video in which it revealed, among other things, that it was sued by AB InBev. Forbes also named Watt and Head Brewer, Martin Dickie, among the ‘top 30 entrepreneurs under 30′ in the Food and Wine category.
On December 29th, BrewDog [a past BN sponsor] reached its fundraising target of 2.2 GBP or $3.4 million USD. The money will be used toward a brand-new state-of-the-art brewing facility in Scotland.
BrewDog Managing Director, James Watt, also tells Beernews.org that the company produced 25,000 barrels in 2011. This doubles production from 2010. About 13% of BrewDog production was exported to the United States that year.
Despite capacity constraints at the existing brewery in Scotland and high demand in the U.S., Watt says that there are no plans to produce BrewDog beers at Anchor in San Francisco. Anchor’s ownership group also has a stake in BrewDog.
BrewDog announced some upcoming beers on its blog this week. Watt didn’t specify whether any of those beers or a collaboration with Tomme Arthur and Jeff Bagby called Lost Dog would hit the States.
Watt did, however, reveal that the brewery has a “cool new thing” happening with Flying Dog that will be released in the States in 2012.