Scotland’s BrewDog to Open U.S. Brewery

BrewDog Columbus

A sketch of the 100,000 square-foot facility Scotland’s BrewDog is planning to build in Columbus, Ohio // Photo via brewdog.com

BrewDog, Scotland’s largest craft brewery, is opening a new facility in Columbus, Ohio, and expanding its distribution in the U.S.

The brewery, known for its flagship Punk IPA and high-ABV beers like its 41% Sink the Bismark!announced it’s building a 100,000 square foot facility on a 42-acre site in Columbus that will house a 100-barrel brewery, canning and bottling line, its U.S. offices, and a restaurant and taproom. The new brewery will produce BrewDog’s regular lineup for distribution in the U.S. in addition to smaller-batch speciality beers. Currently, BrewDog beers are available in some U.S. cities, but U.S. distribution is somewhat limited.

The brewery build-out will be partially funded by BrewDog’s Equity for Punks program, which allows individuals to buy shares in the company.

In addition to the new brewery, BrewDog announced its intention to open five U.S. BrewDog bars “from the West Coast to Florida to the North East,” which it’s done successfully across the U.K. and Europe.

Specific timing on the project is somewhat vague. In its announcement, BrewDog said, “We have a few final details left to agree, as this project is contingent upon yet-to-be-approved incentives and finalising site details, but we are completely committed to making BrewDog Columbus a reality very, very soon.”

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