BREWERS Innis & Gunn last week revealed figures showing substantial growth in 2016.

The annual group turnover increased by 22 per cent to more than £14.3million with the annual gross profit growing by a quarter.

Innis & Gunn also purchased and integrated Perth's Inveralmond Brewery this year with 2016 sales passing 2.2m cases for the first time.

Tony Hunt, chairman of the board, said: “2016 was an outstanding year for Innis & Gunn and the start of a planned transformation of our business.

“We acquired our first-ever brewery, opened new Beer Kitchens, launched some delicious new beers, achieved record sales volumes and won our 46th award for quality since 2009.

“To top it off, through our crowdfunding we brought nearly 2,000 new shareholders into the Innis & Gunn community.

“Most important of all, we laid the foundations from which we plan to double the size of this business over the next two years.

“Around the world, the opportunity is huge as increasing numbers of consumers develop a taste for authentic craft beer, and thanks to Dougal Gunn Sharp and our highly talented brewing team Innis & Gunn is ideally placed to benefit from that trend."