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Brewer plans new chain

Innis & Gunn to open first restaurant in Edinburgh

Dougal SharpEdinburgh based craft beer company Innis & Gunn, is to open a chain of bars & restaurants.

The first Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn will be in Lothian Road and opens in July with a plan for a further five over the next two years. Selected sites will also include boutique style, hotel rooms.

They are being launched by the company’s founder Dougal Sharp and David Hall, previously of Edinburgh’s Tigerlily, Opal Lounge and Rick’s.

Mr Sharp said: “We’ve never been in better shape as a business and with our recently launched Innis & Gunn Beer Bond plus the launch of The Beer Kitchen, 2015 is set to be an incredible year for us.

“Our fans have been crying out for our own bars for some time now and this news has been a long time in the making.

We’ve always been craft beer champions and this venture is our new soap box. We want to open beer drinker’s eyes to what craft means to us at Innis & Gunn and to our craft brewing compadres around the globe.

“There’s no room or excuse for second rate, tasteless beer and we’ll only be serving incredible brews we absolutely love and believe in. Our venues will be about giving everyone from the beer geeks to the beer virgin, the ultimate craft beer experience and flying the flag for the craft beer movement.”

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