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Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Have you ever thought about opening a brewery but didn't have the startup capital or brewing experience, well don't fret, BrewDog's Equity for Punks can help your dreams become a reality. Co-Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie have selected Columbus, Ohio as the location for their flagship U.S. brewery and you can invest in the brewery through their Equity for Punks program. BrewDogs will be celebrating the new brewery with an Inaugural 'Annual General Mayhem' Event in Ohio on Sept 24, 2016. Check the media release below for more details and make sure you head on over to their Equity for Punks webpage and invest early. 
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 8, 2016) – Irreverent Scottish brewer, BrewDogis blowing open the doors to its flagship U.S. brewery on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, with the first of an unapologetically epic annual series of Equity for Punks shareholder parties. Infamous in the U.K. for being more mayhem than meeting, the BrewDog Punk AGM invites investors in the U.S. business to come together to celebrate a love of kick ass beer and the community that thrives on it. 
As one of the many perks of becoming an investor in the brewery’s unique Equity for Punks crowdfunding initiatives, including the Equity for Punks USA $50 million campaign kicking off just last month, shareholders receive an invite and a plus one to attend the ‘Annual General Mayhem’, BrewDog’s spin on the traditional AGM business gathering. 
The debut event in Columbus will see BrewDog open the doors to its U.S. brewery for the first time, offering investors the first glimpse behind the scenes at the new site in Ohio. BrewDog cofounders James Watt and Martin Dickie will provide a brief business update before the bars open and the bands kick off. 
Co-Founder James Watt noted:
“We’re bringing the ultimate shareholder party across the Atlantic and into Columbus’ backyard. Our AGM format is now legendary in the U.K., and we’re gearing up to party with the people of America. We’ll be sharing our plans for world domination, and giving you, our loyal Equity Punks VIP access to the brewery before anyone else, along with the opportunity to meet the team responsible for bringing our beer Stateside.” 
A handpicked selection of beer from the brewery’s U.K. lineup will be pouring on tap, alongside beers from guest breweries from the region and further afield in the United States, including Land-Grant Brewing Company, Fat Head’s Brewery, Rhinegeist, Rockmill Brewery, Seventh Son and old BrewDog friends, Stone Brewing Company
In true BrewDog AGM fashion, attendees will rock out to a series of amazing local bands throughout the day, including Love Alive, The High Definitions, Forest & The Evergreens, Coya Hill and Waivada. Shareholders will also get access to some amazing food offerings from Columbus’ finest establishments. 
The soon-to-be-legendary festival of beer, music, food and a splash of business will take place Sept. 24, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. EDT to 11:00 p.m. EDT at the BrewDog Brewery located at 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, Ohio, 43110. 
Raise a glass from afar by following #PunkAGMUSA2016 or visit to find out how you can be a part of the extravaganza next year. All investors are automatically sent an invite shortly after their application to invest is received, and future years’ events will only accommodate US Equity Punks, however investors in BrewDog’s UK business are invited to this inaugural event.
About BrewDog
Since 2007 BrewDog has been on a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. From the Headliner series, which includes bold, uncompromising pack leaders like the flagship Punk IPA, to the Amplified range (beer, but turned up to 11), BrewDog creates beer that blows people’s minds and has kick-started a revolution.

Cofounders James Watt and Martin Dickie shook up the business world in 2010 with the launch of pioneering crowdfunding scheme Equity for Punks, an initiative that has seen the company raise $33 million* over four rounds, taking more money through crowdfunding than any other on record. The funds, and the army of punk shareholders (46,000) enabled the Scottish craft brewery to scale up without selling out.

With over 44 global bar launches, export into 55 countries, and a brand new brewery in Ohio opening in 2016, BrewDog continues to take the craft beer revolution stratospheric, whilst continuing to push the boundaries, invest in people, put the beer first, and champion other small breweries in its venues. 

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