Scottish independent brewer, Innis & Gunn, has announced plans to open its third Beer Kitchen in St Andrews in mid-November at 80 North Street.
The company will also open its biggest bar to date in Glasgow in spring 2017, which will include an on-site brewing facility. A venue has been agreed on, with work scheduled to begin in January next year.
The Beer Kitchen St Andrews will offer 14 different beer taps and a selection of bottled and canned beers. Work on the new bar, located near St Andrews University campus, is now underway with Guy Morgan from Morgan McDonnell Architects providing the design.
It follows an ‘exceptional’ year in business for the brewer’s current Beer Kitchens in Edinburgh, opened in 2015, and Dundee, which launched earlier this year.
Dougal Sharp, Founder and Master Brewer at Innis & Gunn, said, “Each new Beer Kitchen gives us a chance to introduce great craft beer to a new audience. We want our Beer Kitchens to be known as spaces where amazing beer and food can be enjoyed. It’s always rewarding to bring this to another town and I’m looking forward to giving St Andrews a new place to enjoy craft beer.”
Innis & Gunn’s Beer Kitchen concept won the New Casual Dining Concept of the Year Award at the Casual Dining Awards earlier in this year.
David Hall, MD of Innis & Gunn Retail, added, “Edinburgh and Dundee have proved to be a successful start for our retail business. We seized on the opportunity to make St Andrews our third opening and are excited to showcase our beers in the town. We’ll be making plenty of Innis & Gunn beers available at the new bar, will continue to host tap takeovers with other breweries and test new and exclusive beer recipes on-site.
“Opening up a new venue in St Andrews will be an integral step in developing the retail business further. The Beer Kitchen concept has proven successful and next year we’ll be building our biggest venue in Glasgow and taking the format overseas, with a Beer Kitchen in Toronto, Canada, our largest international market.”
The brewer’s future opening in Glasgow will lead the next wave of Beer Kitchens, with another three locations planned for 2017, including Innis & Gunn’s first international Beer Kitchen in Toronto, Canada.