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15th March 2016

SOMETHING BIG IS BREWING IN DUNDEE – Planning Permission Granted for 2,400L-Capacity Brewery in City Centre –

Dundee looks set to ride the craft beer wave as planning permission has been granted to 71 Brewing for the creation of a 2,400L-capacity brewery in the heart of the city.
The architects behind 71 Brewing are Dundonian Duncan Alexander and Mark Griffiths, and the ambitious pair have secured over £650,000 in funding to enable them to convert a 7,200sq ft industrial warehouse in the centre into the city’s first brewery for nearly 50 years.
Commenting on the venture, Duncan, who has spent the last five years running a community microbrewery in Edinburgh and will be head brewer at 71 Brewing, 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.”
According to, the craft beer market has doubled in size over the last five years, and is currently valued at $20bn. The market is still growing and predicted to reach $39bn by 2019.
Fit-out works 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. Originally head brewer at Samuel Smiths of Tadcaster, David has since assisted in the set-up of over 150 breweries throughout the UK and continental Europe.
71 Brewing received funding from Scottish Enterprise, Regional Selective Assistance and The Scottish Investment Bank, as well as private investment.
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Steph Middleton