Food & Drink | March 3, 2017 9:00 am

America’s First Dedicated Craft Beer Hotel Is Now Taking Reservations

What’s the status on those beer jacuzzis?

UPDATE 8/23/18: Our coverage of crowdfunding campaigns always comes with the caveat that the projects may never see the light of day. So we’re pleased to announce that one of the most ambitious of the bunch is coming to life this week: BrewDog’s craft beer hotel.

The DogHouse in Columbus, Ohio, is officially opening on August 27th, but the 32 rooms are open for reservations right now.

So how do the digs match up to what was promised on Indiegogo back in 2017?

A shower fridge (stocked with shower beers), locally made craft-beer soaps and in-room taps with a draft beer of your choice are available in every room. Plus, the hotel is a part of BrewDog’s 42-acre complex that includes a brewery, OverWorks sour-beer facility and taproom.

BrewDog Hotel (6 images)

As for the spa treatments (IPA jacuzzis and hops massages)? They have been hinted at, but not officially announced. According to the company, “Every detail is being fine-tuned to be as amazing as possible — but we don’t want to reveal all.”

And because it’s BrewDOG, a few of the rooms are dog-friendly.

When traveling, immerse yourself in the local culture, they say.

And by “immerse,” we mean dunk yourself in a beer jacuzzi.

That’s just one of the perks available at world’s first craft beer hotel, The DogHouse in Columbus, Ohio, now being funded on Indiegogo.

Dreamt up by the Scottish craft beer aficionados BrewDog, which launched a brewery in Columbus in 2015, BD’s new hotel wants to “combine two passions: beer and sleeping” to create “the most beer-focused hotel on the planet.” The hotel will be attached to a new sour beer facility, overall part of a $6 million construction plan.

How beer-centric will this hotel experience be, you ask? Besides IPA-filled jacuzzis and hops-infused massages, think mandatory beer pairings during meals, shower fridges for shower beers, and craft beer on tap in your room. 

The DogHouse hopes to be operational by Q3 2018.

(More of a spirits guy? The world’s first gin hotel, The Distillery, just opened its doors in London this past December.)

The DogHouse craft beer hotel & sour beer facility from BrewDog on Vimeo.