Brewdog's Expansive Plans Include Scottish Hotel with En Suite Beer Taps
Image via Thinkstock
Imagine a wonderful world wherein you wake up from a nap in your Scottish hotel room, walk over to the tap, pour a beer, down the pint, and resume your much-deserved sleeping respite.
That may be a reality if all goes according to plan for popular brewer Brewdog.
The Telegraph’s Rebecca Burn-Callander (h/t Eater) reports on exciting news out of Ellon, Scotland, where co-founders Martin Dickie and James Watt hope to expand their business to include a bigger brewery, a distillery, and a hotel.
The most exciting news, for those of us who are used to weary nights in unfamiliar places, is the plan to have taps in each hotel room.
Burn-Callander reports the optimistic enterprise would include a 300-hectolitre brewery that would sidle the location already in place, as well as a distillery to infuse the label with some equally delicious “craft spirits.”
But the peculiar extension of the brand would be accommodations for visitors looking for a room for the night.
Dickie spoke with The Telegraph on a dream amenity for beer lovers: “We’re going to have draught Brewdog on tap in the bedrooms. We would love to have somewhere for people who visit us to stay, as we’re quite out of the way up here. This is something we’ve been thinking about for awhile.”
The duo are a ways away from bringing this craft beer haven to fruition, but we can at least sit back and daydream about the opportunity to pull on a lever in the comfort of our room as we prepare to see the bustling nightlife in Scotland.
And Burn-Callander certainly sheds a hopeful light on that happening at some point in the future.
Brewdog is hoping to raise enough money for the endeavor, a whopping £25 million (about $38 million).
A 2013 Telegraph article reported on Brewdog’s Equity for Punks initiative that netted the business £7 million in crowdfunded money to date.
If Brewdog reaches its lofty goal, there may soon be, according to the report, “15 and 20 Brewdog bars” across the United Kingdom providing its founders with an eye on further expansion to Germany.
The fundraising is currently taking place with an end date of April 20, 2016, at which time we hope to hear a great deal more about getting that liquid gold piped into our respective hotel room.
More by Gabe Zaldivar
Get Travel Deals and Travel News
Recent Travel Opinions
Features & Advice
Airlines & Airports
Destination & Tourism