At BrewDog we are on a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. All we care about is brewing world class craft beer; extraordinary beers that blow people's minds and kick start a revolution. Get your hands on our awesome brews and become part of the revolution. Internationally, BrewDog is made up of more than 120,000 Equity Punks who have invested and allowed us to grow into a company with bars ranging from the UK to Tokyo, breweries in Scotland, Berlin, Australia and the U.S. and much more. When you invest in BrewDog USA Inc., you will own part of BrewDog's US operations, including our 5 U.S. bars, our Columbus Brewery, DogHouse Hotel, and Overworks USA.
The story of BrewDog began in 2007. In a derelict shed in an industrial park in Northeast Scotland, BrewDog was founded by best friends and home-brewers James Watt and Martin Dickie. James and Martin had a very simple mission when they founded BrewDog plc: to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as they are. As a company, BrewDog plc focuses on two key things: its beer and its people. BrewDog plc not only wants to brew the best beers in the world, it also strives to be the best company to work for in the world. BrewDog USA has inherited those same traits and qualities. BrewDog plc was the largest and fastest-growing craft brewer in Europe and is the only company to be named as one of the fastest-growing food & drinks companies in the UK for 7 consecutive years (Sunday Times Fast Track 100). In addition to brewing beer and prior to the coronavirus pandemic, BrewDog plc also operated more than 90 bars, with 49 in the UK and flagship sites internationally such as BrewDog Berlin, BrewDog Tokyo, BrewDog Brisbane, BrewDog Barcelona and BrewDog Sao Paulo. While most of these bars are presently temporarily closed due to the pandemic, BrewDog plc plans to reopen most if not all of them once conditions allow. For the first 12 months of its existence, BrewDog plc was just two humans and one dog. The fledgling enterprise started to grow quickly as more customers wanted to stock its beers. By 2009, BrewDog was the largest independent brewery in Scotland and was already exporting its beers to 15 countries in Europe and selling to major retail chains in the UK. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, BrewDog plc employed more than 1500 passionate people, shipped its beer to more than 60 countries around the world, owns and/or operates more than 90 craft beer bars and also owned one of the world's most advanced craft breweries from its base in Aberdeenshire in Northeast Scotland. Its flagship beer, Punk IPA was the leading craft beer in the UK and Europe. BrewDog plc has a community of more than 120,000 investors.