If it’s anything but, drinking and vacationing have always gone hand in hand. But rarely are they as closely linked as they will be at the recently opened craft beer-themed hotel, The DogHouse in Columbus, Ohio.
Recognised as the world’s first hotel inside of a brewery, BrewDog Brewery – a Scottish-based beer brand – have been working together with the hotel for over an year to offer the public a stay like no other. The hotel, which opened its doors to the public on August 27th, now welcomes guests for a long weekend of relaxation and bottomless craft beer.
The hotel boasts 32 guest room including eight suites, many of which will overlook the brewing facility and workers below, and all of which will feature a whole slew of beer-centric amenities and features. For example, all rooms come equipped with beer taps, as well as stocked beer fridges in both the room and in the shower, since there’s nothing quite like cracking open a cold one while you wash off. You’re on vacation after all, so you deserve a shower beer, or two.
In addition, guests will be greeted by a lobby bartender on arrival, who’ll hand over a complimentary beer during check-in. Other on-site amenities include large common areas and a front patio to relax, ping (or, let’s be real, beer) pong tables, a media room, state of the art fitness center, and even a dog park, which is easily accessible from its four dog-friendly guest rooms. Even the personal products are beer-themed, and include a line of hop-infused soaps.
“From welcome pints of Punk IPA and malt massages to brewery views and shower beers, this will be the world’s first and only fully-immersive craft beer experience from check in to check out,” Co-Founder James Watt said in a press release. “The DogHouse is our gift to the passionate and dedicated army of beer fans that have supported us every step of the way. We are nothing without our community and this hotel celebrates that.”
More to that, BrewDog has set-up a beer museum at the brewery where visitors will be able to dive into the history of the craft beer and a hands-on experience showcasing what goes into creating it.
To hotels based in Kenya, you might want to borrow a concept or two from DogHouse, rest assured you’ll have beer nerds flocking your bookings in no time.