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Three drinks industry veterans have acquired Broughton Ales for an undisclosed sum.

David McGowan, formerly of Diageo, and ex-Heineken employees John Hunt and Steve McCarney, who, between the three of them, have over 50 years’ drinks industry experience, bought the craft brewery in the Borders from Giles Litchfield. Broughton Ales was founded in 1979 by David Younger (of the Younger brewing family) and James Collins.

Broughton Ales’ new owners (from left) John Hunt, David McGowan and Steve McCarney. Photo by Phil Wilkinson. Broughton Ales , Broughton. Small independent brewery situated in Broughton PIC PHIL WILKINSON  info@philwilkinson.net www.philwilkinson.net 01316186373 - 07740444373

Broughton Ales’ new owners (from left) John Hunt, David McGowan and Steve McCarney. Photo by Phil Wilkinson

The new owners said they plan to invest in the business and expand on the existing beers, which include Greenmantle Ale, Old Jock, Hopopotamus IPA and Blonde Lager.
David McGowan, whose role is general manager of Broughton Ales, said the trio aims to “build on the reputation for quality, work with our customers, and ensure Broughton is at the forefront of Scotland’s beer resurgence”.
“We are inheriting a wonderful range of beers, from traditional brands like Old Jock to the innovative Hopopotamus,” he said.
“Broughton has a unique position in Scotland’s beer story, built around fantastic product quality, and a brewery in one of Scotland’s most picturesque locations.”

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