Outside the BrewDog USA Doghouse Hotel & Brewery in Columbus, Ohio

Outside the BrewDog USA Doghouse Hotel & Brewery in Columbus, Ohio

BrewDog USA

In 2007 James and Martin started BrewDog with a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as they were. In April 2007, in a godforsaken industrial estate in north east Scotland, BrewDog came howling into the world.

Ten years ago, a 24-year-old Scotsman convinced his best friend to quit slaving away on a small fishing boat and embark on the most successful venture of their young lives: BrewDog Brewery.

The story of BrewDog, a now multinational brewery worth a staggering $1 billion, begins with James Watt, his best friend Martin Dickie, some amateur brewing equipment (which the pair still use today to test out outrageous new recipes) and a desire to mimic some of their favorite beers.

The pair brought the brewery to worldwide acclaim through self-promotion, in addition to its eccentric brewing methods and eccentric packaging. Watt started televising their brewing shenanigans and putting them online. People kept watching, so the videos kept coming.

Watt and Dickie launched with two employees in 2007 and employs more than 540 in 2017. They started as the sole shareholders and now have more than 32,000 shareholders. What began as strictly a brewery boasts 44 bars worldwide under its banner in 2017.

Today, BrewDog is both the fastest-growing food and drinks producer and the fastest-growing bar and restaurant operator in the U.K.

As far as further expansion is concerned, Watt has his sights set on Australia and Asia as potential points of growth in the future. For now, Watt says BrewDog is excited to be brewing beer in the U.S., the rest will come with time.

Columbus Taproom & Hotel

In Columbus we have a brand new brew house and taproom, serving up our U.S.-brewed beers and a range of incredible food for anybody who would love to come by and see us. The craft beer scene in America is inspirational to us — from our base in Columbus we are proud to be a part of it. Our epic brewery in the USA is not only a brewery and taproom serving up cutting-edge brews, but also home to the world’s first craft beer hotel.

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Inside the BrewDog USA taproom in Columbus, Ohio

Inside the BrewDog USA taproom in Columbus, Ohio


  • 96 Gender Rd
  • Canal Winchester, OH 43110-7539
  • United States
  • (614) 908-3059

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A selection of beers from BrewDog

Beer NameStyleABVIBUsCal.Rating
Punk IPA Review American IPA5.635168


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