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28th September 2021


Brewer Innis & Gunn will be setting October’s London Restaurant Festival 2021 on fire, gastronomically, with an inspirational series of beer-paired menus with many of London’s most exciting restaurants.

Innis & Gunn’s Festival experiences will include restaurant takeovers, special beer paired tasting menus, restaurant hopping tours and beer with chocolate masterclasses.

Innis & Gunn’s Founder and Master Brewer, Dougal Gunn Sharp, comments:

“I am eagerly anticipating the pairing of our beers with such an amazing mix of cuisines at this year’s London Restaurant Festival.  Right from its foundation in 2003, Innis & Gunn has been known as an excellent beer for food – as well as being a notable beer for wine or whisky lovers. The maturation of our beers in whisky and rum casks makes them ideal for taking so many foods to another level.  It is totally right for Innis & Gunn to be partnering with the Festival and its inspired series of participating restaurants in 2021.”

Scottish Chef Patron Adam Handling will be creating a special beer menu at his restaurant, Frog, in Covent Garden on Saturday 9th October, matched to five of Innis & Gunn’s beers.  These will include their flagship, single malt whisky cask matured The Original at 6.6% abv, Caribbean Rum Cask (6.8% abv), Lager Beer (4.6% abv), Vanishing Point Stout ‘05 (11% abv) and the new Cherry Kriek (6% abv) made with locally sourced cherries.

Other Special Tasting menus – each for one day only – will be on offer at the re-opened Wright Bros in South Kensington (27th Oct), the new The Broadcaster at White City (28th Oct), e&o in Notting Hill (28th Oct) and Bombay Brasserie in Gloucester Road (30th Oct). The latter’s 10-dish beer-paired experience has been curated by Executive Chef Sriram Aylur, a recipient of the Parliamentary Beer Group’s Beer Drinker of the Year accolade.

Innis & Gunn will also host a restaurant hopping tour of several Notting Hill restaurants on the evening of Tuesday 26th October, which will include The Shed (British), Haya (Mediterranean/Israeli) and Hafez (Persian).

Innis & Gunn’s support for the Festival will kick off on 6th October with an online beer and chocolate experience with chocolatier extraordinaire Paul A Young; and then culminate with an in-person masterclass at Kindred in Hammersmith on October 29th.

Festival tickets can be purchased via: 


Dougal Gunn Sharp, Founder of Innis & Gunn is available for interview on request.

About Innis & Gunn:

Since its foundation in 2003, Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has grown to become one of the UK’s most successful craft beer businesses. Using innovative techniques including oak cask maturation, Innis & Gunn brew multi-award-winning beers including the flagship ‘The Original’ and Scotland’s Best Lager, Innis & Gunn Lager Beer. Innis & Gunn is the third biggest craft beer brand in the UK-off-trade and the number one imported craft beer in Canada. The brewer’s portfolio also includes a range of IPA’s and a line of bespoke limited-edition brews which demonstrate quality, innovation and craft.

In May 2021, Innis & Gunn unveiled an eye-catching new look for their ‘Originals’ range, led by their flagship beer, ‘The Original’. The new design signals another step forward for the premium beer brand who, now in their 18th year has become one of the UK’s biggest independent, international beer businesses.

The redesign and repackaging of the ‘Originals’ portfolio – ‘The Original’, ‘Caribbean Rum Cask’ and ‘Irish Whiskey Cask’ – will further solidify Innis & Gunn’s position as a brewer of premium, highly original beers.

Follow Innis & Gunn:                     Twitter: @innisandgunn                              Instagram: @innisandgunn_

Press release from Innis & Gunn

For more information and to request an interview or tasting samples:

Rupert Ponsonby, R&R Teamwork – / 020 7384 1333