BrewDog is redefining the UK craft beer scene as you know it... Back in 2007, James and Martin said sayonara to industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales and – after brewing their first batch of beer in James' garage – set about making hardcore beers full time. Both only 24 at the time, James and Martin leased a building, got some scary bank loans and spent all their money on stainless steel. Luckily the gamble paid off and after just three years, BrewDog has managed to kick-start the UK craft beer revolution and with wave upon wave of cool, contemporary and progressive beers continues to challenge perceptions of beer and brewing the world over.
Company Growth (employees)
Ellon, GB
Size (employees)
316 (est)+6%
BrewDog was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Ellon, GB

Key People at BrewDog

Martin Dickie

Martin Dickie

Beer Pirate and Co-Founder
James Watt

James Watt

Captain and Co-Founder
Martin Dempster

Martin Dempster

Director, Special Ops
Stewart Bowman

Stewart Bowman

Head Brewer
Neil Simpson

Neil Simpson

Finance Director

BrewDog Office Locations

BrewDog has an office in Ellon
Ellon, GB (HQ)
Unit Balmacassie Industrial Estate

BrewDog Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$104.5 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

4 months


BrewDog's latest funding round in December 2016 was reported to be $10 m. In total, BrewDog has raised $104.5 m

BrewDog Financial Metrics

Revenue (2015)

£44.7 m

Revenue growth (2014-15), %


Gross profit

£17 m

Gross profit margin (2015), %

BrewDog's revenue was reported to be £44.7 m in FY, 2015 which is a 51% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


£18.1 m£29.6 m£44.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

£11.2 m£18.2 m£27.8 m

Gross profit

£6.9 m£11.5 m£17 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

£4.4 m£7.6 m£13.8 m

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