BrewDog to open 27 sites this year

By Gary Lloyd

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Sites pipeline: BrewDog’s James Watt has revealed the business will open dozens more venues this year
Sites pipeline: BrewDog’s James Watt has revealed the business will open dozens more venues this year

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James Watt, co-founder of craft brewer and bar operator BrewDog, has revealed the business is set to open 27 new sites during 2022.

The Scottish business is opening its latest bar in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Watt tweeted a picture of the new bar and said: “We are scheduled to open 27 new location in 2022.” He also added a picture of the Basingstoke site and wrote: “Say hello to our latest location.”

The new site is located at Festival Place on Potters Walk, in the Hampshire town. Other new upcoming UK openings include Canterbury, Durham, Chester, Bristol Harbourside, Ipswich, Lincoln and Waterloo. It also has a number of international openings lined up, including in Las Vegas, Milan, Atlanta, Brisbane and Dublin.

Tie-up with Reds

BrewDog is opening a site on Friday 8 April in Hull, and is teaming up with Reds True Barbecue for its fourth venture. The Ellon operator said on its website: “We’re opening a brand new bar in Hull – located in the newly refurbished Princes Quay floating shopping centre, with a terrace looking out over the quay. This stunning location features our fourth Reds True BBQ x BrewDog food concept, 30 taps of awesome craft beer, a quayside balcony, and shuffleboards, just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge.”

BrewDog’s Hazy Jane New England IPA has enjoyed huge success in the on-trade​ recently and its distillery arm launched 500 Cuts Rum​ at the end of March.

Last month, Watt said a criminal prosecution is under way​ for fraud and malicious communication over an alleged campaign of online harassment directed against him. He said in The Guardian​ he has been subject to a two year-long “co-ordinated criminal campaign of online harassment, defamation, blackmail, significant fraud and malicious communications”.

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