BrewDog has already made its presence felt in Glasgow with its DogHouse bar in the Merchant City and another in the West End. The self-styled punk brewers from the north of Scotland serve up barbecue food and a steady supply of craft beer. It’s a business model they are rolling out across the world.
For their next project in the city, expect something different. Glasgow is a brewing city. This reputation has been strengthened by new players like Drygate, West and Shilling. It’s a growth industry.
Now BrewDog intend to capitalise on the craft beer trend by offering Glasgow folk the chance to be their own brewers.
Their first Hopworks premises is planned for Campbell Street, off the Gallowgate. The idea is to build a structure from reclaimed shipping containers and provide space for people to rent 50 litre pilot kits to create their own beers and ales. There will also be a bar and a terrace as part of the new venue.
Confirming their plans, BrewDog announced on their website::
“Everything’s still on track for our first Hopworks to be up and running early next year. Situated in a series of reclaimed shipping containers our idea to bring craft beer to the people will see 50 Litre pilot kits installed that can be hired by anyone wanting to create their own brews (with our help).”
“The Hopworks will also have an epic bar and beer terrace to capture that Glaswegian sunshine and will be only minutes from the Barrowlands, Barras Market and Glasgow Green”.