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.

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Jemma Holliday & Julian Obubo
Manifest London
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Innis & Gunn

Beer Goggles: Innis & Gunn serves Virtual Reality to change the taste of beer

Thought you knew about beer? Think again. Today, independent Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn, is unveiling its most innovative product yet – Immersive & Gunn – two Virtual Reality experiences that will change the way drinkers taste and enjoy their favourite beer.

Customers who order the brewer’s Original or Lager at participating bars, will now also be served a Virtual Reality headset that will transport them to the landscapes inspired by the flavour profiles of the two brews. Through immersing the drinker in this world, and igniting the additional sight and sound senses, the taste of the beers will be heightened and a whole new realm of beer drinking unlocked.

  • Virtual Reality has been used in the past to enhance the taste of food and now the beer industry will also have a shake-up, as Innis & Gunn rolls out the new VR experience at The Beer Kitchen in Edinburgh and Dundee from Thursday 11th August.
  • Further roll-out in the next couple of weeks will be taking the VR experience to beer drinkers in London at the Brewhouse Highbury and Brewhouse Islington, and in Glasgow’s Tabac. Drinkers will be served their pint, alongside a VR headset and a beer mat explaining exactly what to do and why.

Changing taste & minds

Each piece of VR content has been created using inspiration from the beer and gives a nod towards the brewer’s innovative brewing process and Scottish origins. The result is two different pieces of content, each which complement and bring to life the beers in a whole new way.

For Innis & Gunn’s Original:

Dr Jolij explains

“The Virtual Reality for Original brings to life the flavor profile and ‘mouth feel’ of the brew. The dense forestry connects the brain with the oak-aged tones within the beer before transitioning to a sunset which shifts the focus to its sweetness, creating a dynamic, multisensory experience” 

“This, combined with the openness of the cliff top and lapping waters, forces the mind to focus on the smoothness of the pint and make the drink appear all the more softer. In this film, the drinker also watches time move beneath their feet, which harks back to the maturation process that makes this beer so distinct in its taste.”

For Innis & Gunn’s Lager:

“The Innis & Gunn Lager Virtual Reality works differently. Instead of enhancing the flavours within the beer, the wide water landscapes that the drinker sees, combined with the pace of the film, trigger the brain to focus on its refreshment characteristics. This then causes the brain to reinterpret signals from the mouth, telling the drinker that the pint tastes even smoother and more thirst quenching, than they first thought.”

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Master Brewer and Founder at Innis & Gunn said:

“This year we’ve seen Virtual Reality amusement parks, house viewings and food tastings so we were fascinated to explore how this incredible technology would impact our beers. We’re committed to pushing the boundaries of the beer industry and Immersive & Gunn allows us to play with the ways that different senses impact taste.

“I’m excited to see how drinkers react when they’re thrust into dense woods and scale tall cliffs. By accessing the wilderness of Scotland we’re playing with the way people consume our beers, when we are no longer confined to the physical space we occupy, the possibilities for innovation are endless.”

The Virtual Reality is available at The Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn in Edinburgh and Dundee from 11th-16th August. Find our more at Dates for the Immersive & Gunn sampling events in these bars will be confirmed throughout August at

Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury
2A Corsica St, London N5 1JJ

Brewhouse & Kitchen Islington
Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ

10 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU

Bier Halle
Gordon St, Glasgow, G1 3PL


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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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