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  • Brewdog feels the downside of success
  • Brewdog feels the downside of success
    Yelp (2014) ©

Brewdog feels the downside of success

Success can be a poisoned chalice for an indie brand. One minute you’re the little known underdog everyone loves, the next you’re the giant corporation owned by the man. Craft beer brand Brewdog is learning this the hard way, as it faces criticism for rapid market growth.



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