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Scotland's Brewdog Wants to Open a Hotel With Beer Taps in Every Room

First they need to raise £25 million.

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A Brewdog beer in Leicester, England.
A Brewdog beer in Leicester, England.
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Drinking in a hotel room can be quite an expensive endeavor, thanks to the prevalence of $8 minibar Budweisers. Scottish craft brewery Brewdog is hoping to change all that by launching a hotel with beer on draft in each room, says The Telegraph.

Brewdog's planned hotel will be located "near its brewery in Ellon, Scotland, which it hopes will turn the spot into a tourist destination and help to further boost the local economy." But first, it's got to raise a whole bunch of cash: The brewery is currently embarking on a quest to raise £25 million (close to $38 million) to fund the hotel project, said funds would also go toward opening a secondary brewery to increase its production, a distillery to produce craft spirits, and more bars across the UK and beyond.

Such a goal may seem awfully lofty, but The Telegraph points out that Brewdog has already raised £7 million from its fans by publicly offering shares of the company; Brewdog now has over 15,000 shareholders, a move that co-founder Martin Dickie says is intended to ward off big corporate buyouts like AB InBev's recent acquisition of Seattle craft brewer Elysian.

Brewdog's owners aren't the only ones with booze hotels on the brain: Delaware's Dogfish Head already has the Dogfish Inn, and a wine-themed hotel will open in Washington State next year.

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