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Beverage Giant Diageo Screws Independent Brewer At Scottish Awards Show

The people behind BrewDog are Scottish craft beermakers who are so popular that they crowdsourced £2 million ($3.23 million) from individual fans of their beer in order to finance their brewery's expansion. They were expected to win first prize at the British Institute of Innkeeping's annual awards dinner, except that Diageo staff approached the event's organizers and threatened to yank their funding of the dinner if BrewDog won.

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