Craft brewer 71 Brewing serves cheer in Dundee

Craft beer maker 71 Brewing has secured planning consent to build a new brewing facility in Dundee. The company, which was launched last year by Duncan Alexander and Mark Griffiths, has secured £650,000 in funding to convert a 7,200 sq ft industrial warehouse in the city centre.

Funding came from Scottish Enterprise, Regional Selective Assistance and The Scottish Investment Bank, as well as private investment.
The pair claim this will be the first brewery to launch in Dundee in 50 years.

Fit-out works on the 2,400L-capacity facility are expected to commence in March and the brewery is due to be fully operational in October 2016; Overseeing the installation of the brewery is brewing consultant David Smith.

Head brewer Duncan Alexander said: “There’s something in the water here that was justification enough for us to establish a brewery in Dundee, beyond the fact that I’m a very proud Dundonian and wanted the city to contribute to this great new beer revolution that is sweeping the country.”