Deal for a production facility isn't quite finalized, but BrewDog founder said it's coming soon.
BrewDog is close to solidifying Columbus brewery.
According to The Herald, Scottish brewery BrewDog has acquired a site in Columbus for its first brewing facility outside of Scotland. The announcement was made at the craft brewery's general meeting today to a crowd of 6,000.
However, BrewDog founder James Watt said the deal isn't fully finalized yet.
Just to clarify. We are *close* to a deal for a site in Columbus, Ohio. But we have some details to agree. So not 100% yet. Watch this space- James Watt (@BrewDogJames) June 9, 2015
The exact site and the capacity of the brewery have not yet been discussed. Prior to the latest developments, Watt had shared that Columbus was competing with Charleston, South Carolina as the site of the new brewery. He had apparently been tipped off to Columbus as a potential site by Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, following Stone's decision to build an east coast plant in Richmond, Virginia.
Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, BrewDog was founded in 2007 and has enjoyed steady growth since then. The company has over 26 bars spread mostly across Europe, but with locations in Brazil and Japan, too.