BrewDog finds site for first bar with on-site brewery

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Scottish brewer BrewDog is to open its first bar with an on-site brewery, taking on space in a Neo-Gothic landmark building in the City of London.

The 8,500 sq ft venue will be in The Minster Building (pictured), at the corner of Great Tower Street and Mark Lane, which has undergone a major refurbishment.

With a 10-hectolitre brewing facility, the new BrewPub will make its own small-batch, seasonal beers that will be exclusive to the new 400-capacity bar. The Aberdeenshire-based brewer is planning to open more in the future.

BrewDog’s bar acquisitions manager Andrew Statham said: “Our mission and ethos is to make the world as passionate about great craft beer as we are, so we are delighted to be launching our first-ever BrewPub in the UK, and our first venue in the City of London.”

The brewer already operates 30 sites as BrewDog bars around the UK, including six in London, with another 20 overseas. It is currently raising more money via crowdfunding to support further expansions, include bars with on-site breweries.

Leased from Ivanhoé Cambridge, the new premises in the City were assigned to BrewDog with support from BNP Paribas Real Estate. Dibley Property and Nash Bond advised the landlord.

BNP Paribas Real Estate associate director Sally French said: “I am delighted to have secured these premises for BrewDog. I’m certain their craft beers will bring an exciting new flavour to the City.”

The Minster Building, built in the 1990s, has been refurbished by Ivanhoé Cambridge with development company Greycoat, creating offices and up to 65,000 square feet of space for bars, restaurants, cafés and shops.

Interior design of the new BrewPub will be by Design Collective which has produced this computer-generated image of how it will look.

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