BrewDog plans to continue on its successful growth path by opening a sixth brewery in California. “We’ve got our 100,000 sq. ft. brewery here in Columbus, Ohio, but there’s such an amazing craft beer scene on the west coast that we would love to be locally a part of that,” BrewDog’s special projects manager Keith Bennet told Brewbound. Production at Columbus increased nearly 46%, to 53,000 barrels (63,200 hl) last year.
The venture will be sourced from capital from its last round of its Equity for Punks crowd funding campaign, which launched in November. Still, the company has not selected any site but is open to buy an existing brewery. “Ideally we’d look for a turnkey opportunity if it was available,” emphasized Bennett.
BrewDog was founded in 2007 in Fraserburgh, Scotland. Five years later production was transferred to a new greenfield site nearby in Ellon, Scotland. Another 5 years later the company opened in January a sour beer brewery dubbed Overworks in the same city (inside.beer, 15.1.2017) and in August its first brewery with adjacent hotel outside the UK in Columbus, Ohio, USA (inside.beer, 4.9.2016). In 2019, BrewDog continued its international expansion by buying an existing brewery in Berlin, Germany (inside.beer, 5.4.2019) and opened another greenfield site in Brisbane, Australia (inside.beer, 27.11.2019). In 2018, the company also said it was eying to open a brewery in China, its second largest international market.
Besides its breweries, BrewDog operates 52 bars in the UK and another 32 bars all over the world. Two more bars in Mumbai, India and Shanghia, China are scheduled to open soon.