Hotel and museum now open at BrewDog

Written by on August 24, 2018 in Beer - No comments

BrewDog hopes the addition of a hotel and beer museum to their Canal Winchester production brewery will make their Central Ohio campus the hoppiest place on Earth.

The new 32-room DogHouse Hotel opens its doors on Monday to guests and beer is immediately front and center upon entering the building — you’ll receive your room key not at a front desk, but at a bar.

“There’s not a lot of great things that come out of a front desk besides complaining, so we eliminated that and made our front desk a bar,” said General Manager John Quick. “People will come up to the bar, sit down, relax and have a beer and we’ll get them checked in.”

Once in your room you’ll find a Synek dispenser which allows you to grab a growler and enjoy fresh BrewDog beer on draft. Every room also has two (!) stocked beer fridges, one in the main room and one in the bathroom for the ever-so-important shower beer. The fridges are stocked with some of BrewDog owner James Watt and Martin Dickie’s favorite craft beers from other breweries, but don’t expect the price gouging expected from hotel mini bars; currently offerings like Head Hunter and Zombie Dust are available for only $3 a bottle.

“It’s the most epic mini bar you’re ever going to find in a hotel,” said Quick.

Aside from shower beers, the bathrooms feature an Elvis Juice-infused collection of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and more from the Glenn Avenue Soap Company in Grandview. The rooms are also stocked with craft beer books and magazines to keep guests immersed in beer culture and education.

The hotel has 20 king rooms, 4 Punk suites, 4 double bedded queen suites and 4 brewmaster suites, the latter of which feature garage doors that open to a view of BrewDog’s souring room, currently loaded with 500 oak barrels and 10 massive 90-barrel foeders. BrewDog crafts the wort for their new sour program at the neighboring brewery and pipes it over to the sour room. The barrels are slated to be innoculated in a few weeks.

Pricing for rooms ranges from $160 up to $300 for suites. Future plans for the hotel include offering in-room spa services featuring hop oils and other beer-y treatments.

Bookings for the hotel officially open Monday. Quick said the first four weekends are already filled up but a handful of weekday availability still remains throughout the first month.

In addition to the hotel, BrewDog unveiled the BrewDog Beer Museum last week inside DogTap which features not only the history of BrewDog but also the history of brewing, the rise craft beer, and even some background on craft beer in Ohio.

“We want to engage people on a different level and educate people about beer, our people and the people in our industry and try to move the message of craft beer as forward in people’s mind’s as possible,” said Quick.

The museum includes rooms for each of beer’s four main ingredients with interactive elements (smell these hops! touch this grain! drink this water!) and plenty of in-depth info on each.

The museum is free to the public and located inside DogTap Columbus at 96 Gender Road in Canal Winchester.

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Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Geek of the craft beer/board game/sci-fi varieties. Fan of patios.

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