Innis & Gunn

Beer & Branding: Inveralmond Brewery

Beer & Branding: Inveralmond Brewery

PERTH, UK

An hour's drive north of Edinburgh, sits Inveralmond Brewery. Rebranding the recently Innis & Gunn purchased brewery was left to design studio Freytag Anderson. It's new labels feature a consistent identifying system, complete with Scottish landscape watercolor illustrations and textured stock.

Innis & Gunn, a Beer Review

Innis & Gunn, a Beer Review

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Booze has been stored and aged in wood cask for centuries. So it becomes news when someone revolutionizes such barrel-aging. Such was the case in the early 2000's when Dougal Sharp, founder of Innis & Gunn, reverse engineered a beer to season virgin barrels for a local distillery. The result, albeit a happy accident, was a smooth and sessionable ale with notes of oak and vanilla. I&G now has a full lineup of oak aged brews. We tasted through and offered our thoughts on I&G's core lineup and the Seasonal White Oak Wheat Beer.

Scottish Barrel-Aging with Dougal Sharp of Innis & Gunn

Scottish Barrel-Aging with Dougal Sharp of Innis & Gunn

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Across the pond, the British craft beer scene is experiencing their own renaissance. Blending together hundreds of years of beer history with modern techniques, some truely unique British brews are hitting our shores. At the forefront of that movement in regards to barrel-aging, is Edinburgh's Innis & Gunn – founded in 2003 by long-time brewer Dougal Sharp. With a focus on oaken barrel-aged beers, the brewery's portfolio contains some of the most approachable beers brewed-in-wood that we've ever seen, and a completely different take on the style from what we see in the States.