Raise Your Glass: the World's First Craft Beer Hotel Is Here

There's Literally Beer Everywhere

By Sam Eichner ·

Before we continue to your regularly scheduled story, a brief questionnaire...

1) Do you really, really like beer?

If you answered “no,” kindly excuse yourself from this article. If you answered "yes," please read on...

To our glowing depiction of BrewDog's 32-room Doghouse, otherwise known as the world’s first craft beer hotel. Following a wild crowdfunding campaign, it’s open now in Columbus, Ohio, thus giving you a reason to finally go to Columbus, Ohio. might be wondering, what exactly makes this a “craft beer hotel”?

Well, for one thing, it exists inside a state-of-the-art sour beer facility, installed by the masterminds behind BrewDog, a multinational brewery known for its decidedly hoppy Punk IPA. Everyone will have access to the facility and taproom, for tours, beers, what have you, once it opens later this year. But should you book the Brewmaster Suite, you’ll be privy to a roll-up garage door view of the space from your room. Not sure why you’d need that, unless you were the actual brewmaster, but hey, it’s pretty damn cool nonetheless.

Upon entering the hotel, you’ll be greeted not by your typical front desk concierge but a lobby bartender, welcoming you with a gratis beer. In your room, you’ll find a fully-stocked BrewDog beer fridge, an in-room tap with the beer of your choice, locally-made craft beer soap and even a shower fridge, there to ensure that you never have to go even a second without a cold beer in your hands. Heaven forbid...

Come morning, you’ll enjoy a beer-paired breakfast in the lobby bar (menu here), before heading out to the spacious front patio to play some beer pong. Maybe later you take the DogWalk, an hour-long interactive tour of the brewery. Maybe you stroll, pleasantly tipsy, through the hotel’s 6,000-square-foot craft beer museum. Or maybe you take a short break from all the beer and order a glass of wine.

Ha. Yeah right.

Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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