A NORTH-EAST craft beer firm today revealed further details on their plans to build a brewery in the USA.
The Ellon-based company has provisionally agreed a deal to build a new 100,000ft state-of-the-art brewery in Columbus, Ohio.
The new site will ensure the maverick brewery can deliver the freshest beer to its North American beer fans and continue its phenomenal international growth.
In addition to the 100-barrel brew house, the 42 acres of land will house BrewDog’s US offices, a visitor centre, a craft beer restaurant and a taproom, accessible by road and cycle path.
Once opened, BrewDog will be brewing its full line-up of beers such as Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club and Jackhammer, as well as a small batch special brews unique to the US brewery.
BrewDog plans to employ over 100 people at the new location, as well as sending brand ambassadors from their home in Ellon for secondments at the new site.
In addition to the new US brewery, BrewDog is planning to launch five flagship bars in the country’s craft beer hubs such as the West Coast, the North East and Florida.
James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog said: “Since the dark days of prohibition, America’s epic brewers have led the craft beer charge and inspired a generation of UK craft brewers, not least ourselves. We are thrilled to finally be setting up a BrewDog home in the Land of the Free, and become part of this craft beer epicentre.
“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 hardcore beer on both sides of the Atlantic.
“The new site will be built and operated in the most environmentally-friendly way possible, as we are committed to minimising the carbon footprint of our American operation from the outset.
“The new brewery will act as a sister brewery to our current site in Ellon, Aberdeen and we hope to develop a fluid exchange of knowledge, passion and beer flowing back and forth across the Atlantic.”