Almost completely destroyed in the aftermath of WWII, Rotterdam has been reborn as a striking destination city known for bold its modern architecture and dynamic population.
So a perfect location for serious beer…no?
Rotterdam definitely caught Scotland-headquartered BrewDog’s attention and after an unplanned delay (thank you COVID-19) they’ve finally opened their first brewpub in The Netherlands.
To understand the intrinsic importance of BrewDog’s UK and international bar network one only has to look to the traditional pub and brewery distribution system in the United Kingdom, where large pub chains serve as outlets for company sanctioned beer that is served chain wide.
Some UK breweries such as Fuller’s have opted to cut out the middleman and build their own network of pubs that cater almost exclusively to their brand…And in support of that model BrewDog, which now has a national and international network of more than 100 bars and brewpubs.
Located just a stone’s throw from the river in a glass-fronted corner plot behind Rotterdam City Hall, BrewDog Outpost Rotterdam is a 500sqm open plan brewpub housing a 5HL brewhouse, 10 fermenters and 10 serving tanks.
Much like BrewDog’s in London, Seoul, and Dublin (‘Outposts’ are brewpubs as opposed to bars in BrewDog speak) Outpost Rotterdam will feature its own small-batch exclusives as well as a full international menu that runs the gamut from designer burgers to vegetarian and vegan fare.
BrewDog Outpost Rotterdam also features a smartly curated selection of craft beers on its 18 taps, including BrewDog classics as well as special guest beers from both local and international breweries.
BrewDog’s newest outlet is its very first to feature self-serve beers on tap, straight from the serving tanks…which is very cool!
And in a time of coronavirus concerns, BrewDog Outpost Rotterdam has plenty of space to enjoy a beer comfortably in its expansive outdoor patio, or tucked away in its secluded terrace area.
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