Four months after having acquired Stone Brewing’s failed foray into Europe, BrewDog has relaunched the restored, and now rebranded, brewery.
And it appears that DogTap Berlin was well worth the wait.
On Saturday August 10, BrewDog opened the doors to its newest brewery, taproom and gardens in a beer-rich location…
Many credit Germany as having a beer culture like nowhere else on Earth, and Berlin as having become a vital capital for local, independently-produced food and drink that rivals few others.
And BrewDog pulled out all the stops with last weekend’s well-orchestrated relaunch of DogTap Berlin. a project that they’ve described as “a tribute to German brewing and its traditions” and “one of the coolest things we have ever done.”
There was non-stop music and brewery tours and a huge number of super-fresh BrewDog beers pouring, including DogTap Berlin exclusives and special OverWorks releases from BrewDog’s “Temple to Tartness.”
DogTap Berlin is located in the restored Mariendorf gasworks building in the neighborhood of the same name, south of the city Centre. The wide, high gabled building, complete with stained glass and indoor trees, dates back to 1901 and it’s a truly trippy place to enjoy serious beer.
Sixty taps are spread out over for different bars at DogTap Berlin, including BrewDog’s new cask beer format.
And BrewDog’s newest destination in Germany offers a full range of artisan foods, everything from beer-can chicken, to regional dishes like Strammer Max and Wiener Schnitzel.
And in addition to fun foods and SERIOUS beer, DogTap Berlin also has a dedicated Beer School area where visitors can learn more about craft beer, a DeskDog wifi zone where industrious urbanites can work over beer and/or coffee.
DogTap Berlin has a beer museum, mini-golf, arcade machine, shuffleboard and even its own dog park. And they offer a series of 30 liter brewing kits that can be hired by anyone wishing to have a go at brewing for themselves.
DogTap Berlin joins BrewDog Berlin Mitte, a bar that the company opened in 2016, as part of Scotland-headquartered and now global craft brewing organization’s growing presence in Europe.
And although it’s the latest…it won’t be the last.