Brewer Unveils Investment Scheme

29 April 2015, 07:13 | Updated: 29 April 2015, 07:20

An independent brewer is launching an investment scheme to help raise £3 million for new premises.

Innis & Gunn will use the cash to establish a new state-of-the-art brewery in south-east Scotland, with bosses hoping to create up to an additional 35 jobs over the next four years.

The company's BeerBond is a four-year, initial fixed-term mini-bond offering an interest rate of 7.25% per year for investments from £500.

Investors could also go for the BeerBucks option, which offers an equivalent of 9% gross interest rate, with the return taken in the form of BeerBucks to be redeemed against beer at the Innis & Gunn online shop.

Founder Dougal Gunn Sharp said: "At Innis & Gunn, we've always been fanatical about ingredients and brewing, and creating awesome, incredible-tasting beers which push the boundaries even further.

"We believe that flavour is the most important thing, it's what gets us all out of bed in the morning.

"We want drinkers to love our beer, to find tastes, flavour and textures that they've never experienced before.

"Our state-of-the-art brewery is where we will get even more creative and make epic new beers for craft beer drinkers to enjoy.

"The BeerBond is all about inviting our fans and the craft beer community to invest to help us build this brewery - and we hope they'll join us on this exciting new venture for Innis & Gunn.''