CRAFT brewer BrewDog has appointed Tanisha Robinson as managing director of BrewDog USA, ahead of the launch of its 100,000sq foot brewery in Columbus, Ohio.

The initial focus for BrewDog’s first American MD will be on recruitment and integrating BrewDog’s culture and creating a cohesive business between Aberdeenshire and Columbus.

Robinson, a Columbus resident, has a wealth of entrepreneurial experience and she will manage the expansion of the bar division, starting with two new craft beer bars in Columbus.

BrewDog’s Equity for Punks programme, which launched in the US last summer and has raised more than $6 million from 7,000 investors, will close on July 28.