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BrewDog reports profits up 383% to £2.3m

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Image caption BrewDog is opening a visitor centre in Ellon

Scottish drinks firm BrewDog has seen profits reach £2.3m for 2013, up 383% on the previous year.

BrewDog - founded in Fraserburgh and now employing more than 300 people - reported an annual turnover of just over £18m, up 70% on 2012.

The company has been opening bars around the world.

Co-founder James Watt said: "2013 was a brilliant year for us and our financial results show that. This is a hugely exciting time for BrewDog."

An expansion of its brewery in Ellon in ongoing, including a new visitor centre.

Mr Watt said: "The sky really is the limit. Our brewery expansion will help us keep up with demand as the insatiable thirst for craft beer grows."

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