Innis & Gunn will open the doors to its new Brewery Taproom at 58 The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh on Friday 21st August.
The Brewery Taproom concept was launched by Innis & Gunn last year and the brewer anticipates 12 jobs will be created, bringing the total number of employees across the retail business to around 90.
The bar joins three other Taprooms across Glasgow, Dundee, and Edinburgh city-centre. The new bar features a large outdoor area to the front, with a seated area and plenty of parasols for shelter.
Dougal Gunn Sharp, Founder and CEO at Innis & Gunn, said, “We’re feeling incredibly fortunate to be able to continue with our growth plans during this difficult and uncertain time. In the past few months our team have excelled. The business is in great shape and, now that the hospitality sector is starting to open up again, we are looking to the future so that means progressing with our planned retail expansion.
“We are also pleased to be able to create jobs at a time of such uncertainly for many. We look forward to welcoming the first customers through the door from Friday. We are also committed to supporting our on-trade partners as they re-open and get back on their feet.”
The company has now brought 75% of retail staff back from furlough with no job losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic plus it says that staff have been fully trained with ‘robust physical distancing measures’ in place.
The Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom, Leith, will be open at 58 The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RB from Friday 21st August at 15.00.