The television show is cute and all, but this time it’s for real. Scotland’s BrewDog just announced its plan to open a new brewery in Columbus, Ohio. It’s no small endeavor. The stateside BrewDog brewery will be a 100-barrel brewhouse, built in a 100,000 square-foot building, and will employ an estimated 100 people.
Founded eight years ago, BrewDog has earned an international reputation, exporting its beers to more than 50 countries. No doubt, the television show has helped fuel some of that growth.
BrewDog co-founder James Watt told the BBC, “Columbus has got a fantastic beer scene already, and the people have always been so welcoming to us, so we felt it would be the perfect location for our stateside operation.”
“This is one of the most exciting projects we have ever embarked upon and we can’t wait to start brewing on both sides of the Atlantic.”
The brewery in Columbus will focus on delivering BrewDog’s range of products to markets across North America, including Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club and Jack Hammer. They plan to install a state of the art canning line.
The Columbus facility will not only house BrewDog’s U.S. offices, but it will also include a restaurant and taproom.