BrewDog plans first UK ‘beer hotel’ in Aberdeenshire

Craft brewer Brewdog will open the UK’s first ‘beer hotel’ in Ellon, Aberdeenshire – with Punk IPA on tap in the bedroom and a fridge of beer in the shower.

Opening in 2019, the 26-room DogHouse Ellon will launch as part of expansion plans at the brewery’s headquarters.

Guests will be able to watch brewers at work from rooms overlooking the new sour beer brewing facility, the Overworks, which opened last month.

Funding for the hotel has come from BrewDog’s Equity for Punks crowdfunding initiative, which has seen the Scottish brewery raise more than £53 million since 2009 from more than 73,000 investors, who will be given priority booking.

Last year, BrewDog introduced the DogHouse concept with the launch of a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, at the site of its US brewery. It is due to open this year and feature hot tubs full of Punk IPA.

James Watt, BrewDog cofounder, said: “The DogHouse is our gift to passionate craft beer fans making the pilgrimage to our brewery in Aberdeenshire. The idea of opening a beer hotel has always been high on our agenda, and now we are finally able to realise that dream, right here at our HQ.

“This will be the ultimate destination for craft beer fans seeking hops with their holidays. This is a beer Nirvana.”