Scran episode 8: How craft beer conquered the world - with BrewDog co-founder Martin Dickie

Listen to episode eight of Scran, the podcast that is passionate about Scottish food and drink.

Published 31st Jan 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

This week's episode of Scran is all about BrewDog's craft beer revolution.

Even if you're not a beer drinker, the name Brewdog won't have escaped your attention in recent years. From humble beginnings in 2007 they've grown to become a global brand with 82 bars around the world.

This week host and Scotsman food and drink writer, Rosalind, ventures up to Ellon to visit the home of Brewdog. She chats to co-founder Martin Dickie about his passion for brewing, the logic behind the name and their innovative business model.

Rosalind also talks to Scotsman Food and Drink editor Sean Murphy about the reasons behind the rise of craft beer.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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