Equity For Punks – Canadians can buy BrewDog stock too

So, great-auntie what’s-her-name died, and left you a whack of money?  The wise and concerned friend would say something like, “Don’t just blow it on beer”.  I, however, am not your wise and concerned friend.  I think you should blow it on beer.  But not just on beer that you drink (though, I expect that you’ll do that too, and ideally share to your local, witty, beer-blogging, unwise and unconcerned friend).  No dear friend, I think you should blow it on a brewery.  And not just any brewery, but BrewDog, those wacky Scots who have now become the biggest independent brewer in Scotland.  Shall I offer you more to convince you?  I’ll let James and Martin do what they do best; make a great looking video to explain.

Equity for Punks 2011 from BrewDog on Vimeo.

See, told you so.  So, as they say in the video, head over to http://www.BrewDog.com/equityforpunks/ where you can buy shares for £95 for a parcel of four shares.  Except, that there is a slight problem.  As much as James, Martin et al are punks, they still have legal obligations.  And part of that, is saying that Canadians can’t buy shares.  If you are astute, you would have surely noticed this (you did, right?).

Joe Strummer might have fought the law, and found that the law won, but in this case, Martin and James came out on top.  Canadians actually can buy shares, on two conditions:

  • You are satisfied of the UK Financial Service Authority’s Regulatory standing (and really, why wouldn’t you be?  Their name alone sounds quite official).
  • You accept the prospectus has been approved by them as a regulatory body (I don’t actually know what a prospectus is, so I have no trouble accepting this)

Equity for Punks

It’s just that easy.  In fact, if you’re like me, you won’t even really have read that last bit.  You will just go and buy yourself some shares. The site is set up to process American and Canadian payments, so there shouldn’t be any problems.

Just in case you’re still on the fence, here’s the list of benefits you get for being a shareholder:

  • Benefit financially from our future growth through dividends and also an increase in the value of your shareholding.
  • Lifetime discount in all of our BrewDog Bars
  • Lifetime discount on our online shop
  • Exclusive first options on all our special and limited edition beers
  • Invites to our (soon to be legendary) AGMs
  • Being able to participate in our annual by shareholders, for shareholders beer.
  • Having your say in how the company is run
  • Owning your very own part of BrewDog
  • Sell and trade your shares on www.equitypunks.com or at a potential later listing
  • A welcome pack with some killer, shareholder only BrewDog merchandise including your awesome shareholder ID card.
  • Literally become richer with every BrewDog beer you drink

That last one in particular should seal the deal.  So go do it, then call your dad and tell him you’re a shareholder with multi-million dollar company.  Then gave him a bottle of Trashy Blonde and tell him where he can invest too.

James Watt and Chris Schryer

I have tattoos and piercings and listen to The Clash and Social D, so I think I'm a punk too.

“No significant change in modern history has happened without the support of the people. Equity for Punks arrives at a time when the masses are skeptical of banks, brokers and global mega corporations – when businesses growing rapidly are stalled by the banking crisis – it is an opportunity for everyone to show there is a different way; a better way. This is Punk Rock to the banks’ Celine Dion.” – James Watt

BrewDog logowww.brewdog.com/equityforpunks


  1. Jane Johnston
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    I am in ontario, canada near toronto. I am dying to try a pint of brew dog. Pleeeease hook me up!

  2. chris
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Jane, I wish I could. We had Punk IPA at Castro’s in the Beach last year, but are long out. It’s possible that there are still some bars with some stock, but I don’t know of any.

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