BREWDOG, the Aberdeen-based craft brewery, has reported a 52 per cent increase in turnover to £45m, based on draft accounts for 2015.

The company, which was founded in 2007 and exports to 55 countries, said its UK sales were up by 130 per cent, while its flagship beer, Punk IPA – grew more than 127 per cent in the on-trade – bars, pubs and restaurants – and was now the best-selling craft beer in UK supermarkets.

BrewDog said it was unable to disclose profit figures ahead of its full results, which would be announced at the end of February.

“2015 was a great year for BrewDog in and of itself, but it was also about laying the foundations for the next five years of growth,” said BrewDog co-founder, James Watt.

“We built an amazing new brewery in Ellon, increasing our capacity there five-fold, and we also started building an amazing new brewery in Columbus, Ohio. At the start of 2015 our total annual capacity was 160,000 hectolitres. By the end of 2016 our total annual brewhouse capacity will be 1.5m hectolitres.”

Expansion is being funded through the company’s Equity For Punks crowdfunding scheme, which has seen more than 35,000 people investing in the business to date. A fourth crowdfunding round due to close in April 2016 had broken records including the most money raised in the first three weeks of launch, BrewDog said.

The company opened 17 new bars in 2015, including Brussels, Rome, Hong Kong, Brighton and Soho, and will launch new bars during 2016 in Amsterdam, Warsaw, York, Berlin and Homerton and Dalston in London.

BrewDog, which has 580 staff, said it was now the leading craft brewery in the UK, shipping the equivalent of 41 million bottles of craft beer in 2015.