BrewDog has announced major expansion plans following a successful fundraising effort.

The Scots independent will open a new £7m low-carbon brewery in Aberdeenshire, dramatically increasing capacity and creating at least 25 jobs. BrewDog also aims to open five craft beer bars around the UK.

The growth bid comes after BrewDog raised more than £2m via its innovative online share offer, dubbed Equity for Punks.

“BrewDog has grown by over 200% in 2011 and, through the investment of BrewDog fans throughout the world, we are planning on exceeding that growth in 2012,” said co-founder James Watt.

“The new facility will give us 10 times the brewing capacity, allowing us to meet demand that is growing all the time.”

Watt added: “Through their investment in BrewDog, craft beer fans are helping to shake the dust from the UK drinks industry and spark a craft beer revolution. Craft beer fans are not only turning their backs on the limp, pale yellow lagers mass-produced and peddled by giant global breweries, they are also becoming richer with every craft beer they drink.”