Scottish specialty brewer BrewDog have made arrangements to open a crowdfunded hotel in Columbus, Ohio. With their acclaimed Punk IPA on tap in each room, a smaller than normal ice chest loaded with brews in the shower, and even an on location make a lager spa (with bounce confront covers and malted grain rubs), BrewDog plan to toss open the ways to their $6 million USD “DogHouse” in September 2018.
Furthermore, the train has left the station: BrewDog have officially multiplied their 30 day focus of $75,000, raising a colossal $160,479 USD in just six days through crowdfunding site IndieGoGo.
“Our army of beer geeks have been asking for a beer hotel for a while, and we’ve been listening – now is the time to kick-start one of the most ambitious projects we’ve ever planned, all with the backing of our global community of beer fans,” said Co-Founder of BrewDog, James Watt.
“Every single part of your stay at DogHouse will be absolutely dominated by hops, malt and incredible beer; from your shower, to your breakfast, to the view from your room, to the minibar and perks like your own Punk IPA tap.”
BrewDog was founded in 2007 and immediately grew a cult like following due to their striking, uncompromising ales. In 2010 they propelled their crowdfunding plan ‘Equity for Punks’, which has seen the organisation raise 40 million pounds on account of the contributions of 55,000 ‘punk shareholders’.
The organisation additionally states that the appended 100,000 square foot bottling works in Columbus (opening sooner than the inn, in mid-2017), will be best in class and one the “most technologically-advanced and environmentally-friendly breweries in the world.”
Watt sums it up nicely: “Forget Disneyland, this is the new happiest place on Earth.”