BrewDog Set for Opening of the DogHouse Craft Beer Hotel
BrewDog’s Canal Winchester brewery will be the site of its new craft beer hotel, the DogHouse, opening on Monday, August 27. The 32-room “immersive beer utopia” will be the first of its kind and will feature beer taps in each room, a built-in shower beer fridge, and an interactive beer museum.
The indie craft brewer first announced plans for the DogHouse in March of 2017, with a crowdfunding campaign that repeatedly exceeded expectations and raised $300 thousand, four times its original goal. Those who contributed to the campaign received first access to room reservations, and the enthusiasm appears to have sustained throughout the process: More than 500 nights have already been pre-booked.
BrewDog co-founder James Watt says the enthusiasm from the craft beer community has helped make the idea of a craft beer hotel into a reality.
“The DogHouse is our gift to the passionate and dedicated army of beer fans that have supported us every step of the way,” he says. “We are nothing without our community and this hotel celebrates that.”
The hotel will provide beer lovers with a hands-on experience in learning the history and process of creating craft beer. Traditional hotel features will be BrewDog themed, including a front desk that has been replaced with a lobby bartender to check in guests, a 645-square-foot “Brewmaster” suite, 460-square-foot “Punk” suite, and four dog-friendly rooms with easy access to the hotel’s dog park.
Each bedroom will feature a fully stocked beer fridge in addition to a personal keg bar with BrewDog growlers available for purchase. The hotel’s common areas include a media room with beer pong tables, a front patio, and a fitness center featuring equipment by Columbus-based manufacturer Rogue Fitness.
Other central Ohio-based companies will also be represented at the hotel, including coffee in the front lobby from Stauf’s and a new line of “hop-infused” soaps and personal products in each room created by Glenn Avenue Soaps.
In addition to the hotel, BrewDog is expanding its brewery to include an all-new sour beer facility set to open in late 2018, with more information to come.
“We have pushed the boundaries of what modern hospitality can be, and in doing so, have created an unrivaled [sic] beery experience,” says BrewDog USA CEO Tanisha Robinson. “We hope this inspires brewers and hoteliers to continue innovating and expanding the possibilities of what can be done with beer.”
Room reservations for the DogHouse are now open to the public. Find more information and book reservations by visiting the BrewDog website.