Calling from the far northern Scottish city of Aberdeen of humble beginnings in 2007, Brewdog quickly became the countries largest and most controversial independent brewery.
Supplying large parts of Scandinavia, Japan and even tapping into the heavily saturated US craft beer market, Brewdog was making quite a name for themselves. Between 2008 and 2015 they successfully opened 44 bars in their name and supply pubs and providers around the world with a selection of 65 different beers. So it was only natural that Berlin was next on their stop. As the city breaks German tradition by introducing more ‘ale’, ‘IPA’ and ‘stout’ not ‘beer’ – thanks to Reinheitsgebot – than ever before, into the densely populated expat market Brewdog has setup in perfect position for meeting all of Berlin’s requirements.
In the centre of Mitte, the bar is faultlessly sized for a quite-cosy winter drink for two, a rowdy night out with mates at one of the handmade bar tables or a pleasant garden party in the beer garden on a lovely summers day (which right now seems forever away). The bar has 30 draft taps offering house-made specials, local favourites such as Berliner Berg and a selection from partners in crime from across the pond, Stone Brewing. In addition, an onsite bottle shop allows for easy at home brew. With prices between 3 and 5 Euro, the beer is a little more expensive for the city but the quality and selection speaks for itself.
For the hungry drinker, “241 pizza” is available everyday between midday and 5pm and the regular pizza menu is available until close.
Opening week recommendations:
Sample a taste tester of four top beers:
- Neon Overload
- Electric India
- Hardcore IPA
- 5am Saint.
Ackerstrasse 29, Berlin 10115