With more than 5,200 breweries now up and running, feels like anyone can open one these days. So, what’s next for the antsy brewing entrepreneur? How about a hotel? Stone was the first to announce such an ambitious project, and now those mavericks from Scotland, BrewDog, are looking to crowdfund one of their own in their U.S. hometown, Columbus, Ohio.
“From the hop-infused face masks and malted barley massages – to the beer-infused breakfasts and built-in shower beer fridge – The DogHouse will be a mecca for those craft beer geeks seeking a vacation with a difference,” says James Watt, BrewDog Cofounder and CEO. “Every single part of your stay at The DogHouse will be absolutely dominated by hops, malt and incredible beer. Forget Disneyland, this is the new happiest place on Earth”
The campaign is on Indiegogo, attempting to raise $75,000 in 30 days. BrewDog is aiming to open The DogHouse by the end of September 2018.
The state-of-the-art hotel, dubbed The DogHouse, will boast a craft beer spa with beer-based treatments, a craft beer tap in every room serving the brewery’s flagship beer, Punk IPA, and an in-shower beer fridge so guests can sip whilst they shower. Guests who stay in the luxury suite will also get to enjoy a hot tub filled with the brewer’s award-winning Punk IPA.
The DogHouse will also serve deluxe three-course breakfasts, lunches and dinners, all infused and paired with artisanal craft beers, ensuring the beer experience lasts from dusk until dawn.
But that’s not all
The campaign will also fund a new sour brewing facility on site, allowing BrewDog to experiment with new beer flavors and brewing techniques. Patrons of The DogHouse will not only be able to trial these new beers fresh from the brewery, but view the oak foeders (used to age sour beers) from their bedrooms.