BrewDog, the Ellon-based craft beer company, has revealed that beer brewed from its US brewery in Columbus, Ohio will reach stores next week, writes Kevin Scott.

The company, which sold a 22 per cent stake for £213 million to private equity house TSG Consumer Partners in April, has also appointed local entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson as managing director of BrewDog USA, ahead of the official launch of its 100,000 square foot brewery.

Ms Robinson will be responsible for establishing the BrewDog brand, sales strategy, operational growth, and developing its American bar division.

Her initial focus will be on recruitment, integrating BrewDog’s culture, and creating a consistent and cohesive business between Aberdeenshire and Columbus.

Ms Robinson said: “Our biggest priority right now is getting our beer into people’s hands. Luckily, that will start this week.”

James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog, commented: “We have been searching for someone to head up our USA operations, and as soon as we met Tanisha we knew we’d found our top dog.

“Our USA launch and expansion is one of the most exciting and ambitious ventures we’ve dreamt up yet, and with Tanisha at the helm, the sky is the limit,” he added.