Scotland’s largest independent brewery, BrewDog is officially opening BottleDog, its first craft beer bottle shop this Friday.
Located in Central London, the location is the first in a series of bottle shops the brewery plans to open in 2014.
Stocking over 250 different beers, as well as hosting four beers on tap, BottleDog aims to be the central hub for the growing microbrewery movement in the capital.
Customers will also be able to fill up takeaway flasks, known as growlers, from the taps on site to take draft beer home.
BrewDog’s BottleDog will also cater for the ever-increasing number of homebrewers in the capital by offering homebrewing equipment, as well as brewing essentials such as wet yeast, malt and hops.
Staff will be on hand to dispense advice and help for homebrewers and craft beer enthusiasts alike.
All BottleDog employees will be Cicerone trained, ensuring the highest standards in beer knowledge and expertise.
According to BrewDog co-founder James Watt, BottleDog will have London’s most extensive craft with beers from all over the world.
“We’ve worked hard to create an atmosphere that fosters knowledge sharing and champions the next generation of craft brewers,” he said.
“Our Grays Inn Road site is the first in a series of bottle shops we’re planning, and we are psyched to see how London’s burgeoning craft beer scene takes to it.”
Similar to BrewDog’s 16 bars across the world, BottleDog will also host the brewery’s famed Beer School and tasting sessions, in addition to homebrew classes. BottleDog will also hold regular Meet the Brewer events with local London breweries.
The shop has a seating capacity for 20-25 persons and will will be open Monday to Friday between 12noon and 9pm, and Saturday 12 noon until 8pm.