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ARRAN and Isle of Skye breweries are to merge writes Eric Niven. Arran has announced bold expansion plans to increase its market share comprising a new brewery on the island, a bottling plant on the mainland, the opening of a chain of pubs - and now the merger with Skye. The merger should formalised early in the new year and will increase the number of experienced brewers, some with 18 years experience, within the group. Angus MacRuary who co-founded Skye will join the board of the new organisation, which will continue to trade as Arran Brewery. Arran Brewery owner Gerald Michaluk is leading a multimillion pound fundraising initiative to upgrade capacity from 500,000 to 16 million litres per annum to supply Europe and the USA. Arran has also just agreed its first export deal to Japan. *Arran Dark won both Europe’s best dark Brown and world beers best dark brown ale at the recent International Beer Challenge in London. 1

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