“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.
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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