Innis & Gunn

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About Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn is a brewing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brewed in Glasgow at Wellpark, established in 2003 its beer has become the most popular British bottled beer sold in Canada, and second most popular in Sweden.

About The Digital Newsroom

The Innis & Gunn Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

Contact Details

Jemma Holliday & Julian Obubo
Manifest London
t. +44 (0)203 1379 270

Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn rewards glass “borrowers” with a free takeaway beer

Tomorrow, Thursday, 1 June, Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn will hand out free beer to customers that have “borrowed” one of its distinctive lager branded pint glasses. Between 5-7pm, at the brewer’s Beer Kitchen on Edinburgh’s Lothian Road, Innis & Gunn fans will have the chance to pick up a ‘refill bag’ of lager by simply showing photographic evidence of the glass they have previously ‘borrowed’ to staff.

  • Since the launch of its lager beer in 2013, over 70,000 of Innis & Gunn lager branded pint glasses have gone missing from bars and pubs across Scotland.
  • The distinctive glasses have been a repeat target for beer fans, with many sharing their ‘pinched’ collections on the brand’s social media pages.
  • Earlier this month, the brewer launched its ‘Drink It In’ outdoor billboard campaign which poked fun at the tendency for its lager glasses to go missing in Edinburgh.
  • In reaction to the rising trend, on Wednesday 17 May, Innis & Gunn turned a blind eye as passers-by helped themselves to a thousand lager glasses from the back of an unattended delivery van. It took only 32 minutes for Edinburgh fans of the brewer to make off with the entire content of the van. Some lucky ones carted off with as many as six glasses.
  • Customers who “pinched” a glass from the Innis & Gunn delivery and those who have previously “borrowed” from bars and pubs are eligible to receive a refill bag if they provide a picture of their “borrowed” Innis & Gunn lager pint glass. The refill bags will be dispensed on a first-come-first-served basis and while stocks last.
  • Innis & Gunn’s lager is the no.1 craft Lager in Scotland. Since its introduction in 2013, Innis & Gunn Lager has picked up several awards, most recently a Gold at the 2017 Monde Selection Quality Awards.
  • The Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen is located at 81-83 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9AW.


Jane Cannon, Head of Marketing at Innis & Gunn commented:

“We knew our glassware was popular in Edinburgh, but I think everyone here was astonished at the speed at which they were taken from our van last week. Our glasses our great, but what’s even better is the lager to go with it. Now our “borrowers” can enjoy the full Innis & Gunn experience at home.”

Hi-res images and the full press release are available for download below.

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No Small Beer: Innis & Gunn pulls in profit in 2016

Scottish independent craft brewer Innis & Gunn has today reported 2016 as a year of substantial growth, having increased its annual group turnover by 22% to more than £14.3 million in 2016, up from 11.8 million in 2015.  The Edinburgh-based brewer also increased its annual gross profit by 25% from £6.8 million in 2015 to […]

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Oh Canada! Innis & Gunn honours 150 years of Canada

In celebration of the historical Canada Day, Innis & Gunn creates a limited edition beer, hosts Canada themed-parties and offers Canadians a discount. Independent craft brewer, Innis & Gunn, is celebrating its close relationship with Canada on 1st July as the country turns 150 years old. With a limited-edition barrel-aged beer combining icons of Canada […]

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