Brewdog founders reveal funding lie

5th January, 2015 by Neal Baker

The pair behind controversial craft beer company Brewdog have admitted that they lied to a bank in order to secure funding for their rapid expansion.

James Watt (left) and Martin Dickie (right) have made several provocative beers that have worked wonders for the company’s successful image (Photo: Brewdog)

James Watt and Martin Dickie, who set up the Scottish brewery back in 2007, told BBC News that they had to lie to a bank in order to get a loan needed to install new beer production equipment in 2008.

Describing the decision to trick the lender, which the drinks business learns to be HSBC, Watt said “you have got to do what you have to do”.

The expansion funding was needed after a year of “selling a couple of cases on….

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