UK-based BrewDog expanding with Atlanta location off the Eastside Beltline

A rendering of the BrewDog facility set to open in Atlanta in 2022. / Courtesy of BrewDog
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A rendering of the BrewDog facility set to open in Atlanta in 2022. / Courtesy of BrewDog

Space will feature 28 taps and a beer school

BrewDog, the international brewery and pub chain based in Scotland, is expanding to Atlanta with a location off the Eastside Beltline.

The brewery will open in spring 2022 at 112 Krog Street NE in the Atlanta Stove Works building.

The building will have 12,000 square feet of retail space and an outdoor area of about 2,700 square feet. The space will feature 28 taps, with a handful of options brewed onsite, and will also be home to BrewDog’s beer school, a two-hour program on the history of the brewery’s beers and how they pair with food.

BrewDog will also serve food from its full-service kitchen, with menu items including burgers, wings, salads, pizza and sandwiches. The outdoor area will feature a shuffleboard and games area, with indoor and outdoor seating options including bleacher and communal seating areas.

Beer will be available for onsite consumption as well as to go in cans and bottles.

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Atlanta’s beer scene has exploded over the last decade, and BrewDog is pumped to bring its carbon negative, creative offerings to the local community,” a representative for the brewery said in a prepared statement.

BrewDog has had ties to Atlanta for several years. The brewery and Atlanta-based Scofflaw Brewing initially announced a partnership in late 2017, giving Scofflaw access to the brewing and canning operation at BrewDog USA’s U.S. headquarters near Columbus, Ohio.

The agreement, which was reached by James Watt, co-founder and CEO at BrewDog, and Matt Shirah, co-founder and president of Scofflaw, included an expansion that increased Scofflaw’s capacity to 30,000 barrels annually at its Atlanta brewery.

BrewDog canceled events with Scofflaw in 2018 after a controversial tweet from the latter offering free beer to supporters of Donald Trump.

After backlash on social media, BrewDog tweeted that it had no prior knowledge of Scofflaw’s promotion and that it would be canceling planned events and “sending all the beer back.”

A representative for BrewDog said the brewery no longer has a relationship with Scofflaw.

The brewery also faced backlash recently after the mass firing of female and LGBTQA+ employees at its facility in Indianapolis.

In addition to Scotland and Columbus, BrewDog, which was founded in 2007, also has a brewery in Australia, bars in Ohio, Pittsburgh and Indiana and a craft beer-focused hotel in Ohio.

BrewDog will join Bell Street Burritos in the Stove Works development, which is part of the Krog District, which also includes Krog Street Market and SPX Alley.

Other breweries and beer-focused businesses on or near the Eastside Beltline include Hop City Craft Beer and Wine inside Krog Street, New Realm Brewing and Orpheus Brewing.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also requested more details on the Atlanta BrewDog facility including its brewing capacity and whether food will be sold at the brewery.

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