Brewdog plans to open four more shops in 2014

Brewdog has said it will open a further four Bottledog beer shops by the end of 2014.

The Bottledog concept combines bottled beers from Brewdog and other craft brewers, draught keg beer to take away, and ingredients and classes for home brewers.

The first shop opened in central London in April, but the brewer told OLN it would not reveal the locations for the new sites or when they will open until nearer the time.

However, it previously said it will target future openings in cities where it has craft beer bars for. It has opened bars in Sheffield, Tokyo, Sao Paolo and Gothenburg this year, bringing its estate up to 17.

A further seven are in the pipeline, including sites in Dundee, Liverpool and Rome.

“This is a hugely exciting time for Brewdog,” said co-founder James Watt.

“With bars opening up all over the globe, and our plans for more Bottledog shops, the sky really is the limit.”

The Scottish brewer has announced a 70% increase in turnover in 2013 to £18 million, on which it made net profit of £2.3 million.

The company opened a new brewery in January 2013, which increased its production tenfold.

It is already installing extra capacity at a cost of £4 million and this is due to come on stream in August.

Watt added: “Our brewery expansion will help us keep up with demand as the insatiable thirst for craft beer grows.

“We’ve come a long way since we were just two guys and a dog selling beer out of a beat-up van, but the passion driving the business has never changed.”

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