BrewDog Plans to Open New Murarrie Beer Hotel “The DogHouse”

Renowned global brewery BrewDog recently announced that plans are in the works to create a new beer-themed hotel dubbed “The DogHouse Brisbane” in Murarrie.

Scottish-founded brewing company BrewDog intends to launch a four-storey 730-sqm hotel dubbed “The DogHouse Brisbane” in an empty lot of land beside its brewing facilities and taproom in Murarrie, creating a beer campus of sorts.

The DogHouse Brisbane is a tourist destination based on The DogHouse Columbus, making the Brisbane branch BrewDog’s second beer hotel. 

Finances for the project are being obtained through a crowdfunding initiative titled Equity for Punks which gives Aussie beer enthusiasts a chance to own a part of their own brewery.

A room at the DogHouse Columbus in Ohio, USA.
Photo credit: BrewDog

The hotel will have a total of 30 rooms, each modeled in the likeness of a different BrewDog beer, and guests are free to drink in the shower as beer fridges are installed inside for people to enjoy a frothie whilst cleaning up. Even the DogHouse’s soap and body wash contains beer.

The minibars will be stocked with international craft and liquors. The hotel’s more luxurious suites, aptly named BrewMaster suites, will feature a draught beer tap inside the rooms for guests to enjoy.

Though the bulk of the project’s details are still currently kept under wraps, those interested are free to visit the BrewDog website. For the latest updates concerning the company, The DogHouse Brisbane and BrewDog products, follow their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram. 

The BrewDog brewing facilities and the future site of The DogHouse Brisbane can be found at 77 Metroplex Ave, Murarrie. 

This Murrarie Brewery is Giving ‘Pawternity’ Leave to Employees

Pet parenting is no longer a fad. It’s a lifestyle embraced by those who consider pets as family and recently opened BrewDog in Murrarie is recognising the importance of pets as it extends Pawternity Leave benefits to its employees. 

The Scottish brewery and pub chain, which opened its first site in Australia in Murrarie in late November 2019, has been implementing its Puppy Parental Leave since 2017. BrewDog Murrarie workers may also avail of the same benefit and get an extra week of paid leave if they adopt or have a new puppy at home. 

New furry family members need some time to settle in its new home and BrewDog sees the value of having pet parents around for a puppy’s first few days in a new place. 

“We know that welcoming a four-legged arrival to the family is a big commitment,” BrewDog’s pawternity leave policy stated. “Gaining trust, housetraining and working out routines take time so we have decided to make things easy by offering Puppy Leave.” 

When the pups are well-adjusted, employees may also bring their furry kids to the brewery. 

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Per reports, RSPCA Queensland praised BrewDog for this initiative. However, the brewery is not the first company in Australia to offer the perk to its staff. Australia’s largest online pet store, Pet Circle, also has a similar pawternity leave in place.

Pet parental leave is increasingly becoming part of the Australian work culture. Although, some companies might not provide paid provisions. Instead, working hours and leave accommodations may be negotiated with staff superiors but this still ensures the worker a job when they come back from raising and training their furry family members.

Scotland’s BrewDog Opens First Aussie Home in Murrarie

BrewDog, Scotland’s multinational brewery and pub chain, has huge plans of making a splash in the country as it officially opens its first Aussie home in Murrarie on Thursday, the 21st of Nov 2019. 

The site at 77 Metroplex Avenue boasts a $30 million state-of-the-art brewery, beer cellar, and a tap bar and restaurant named DogTap with its 28 taps and arcade gaming space. It also has eight fermentation vessels coupled with a 25HL brewing system.

Photo Credit: BrewDog Australia/Twitter

With all these settings in place, BrewDog Murrarie is expected to churn 500,000 litres in its inaugural year. But with so much potential for expansion, there are plans to eventually use this massive facility for brewing beer supplies for Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

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The first brewery outside of the U.K. and the U.S., BrewDog Murrarie is also featured with a barrel-ageing facility that will allow its Australian workers “to develop an Australian-exclusive set of wood-aged wonders.” In due time, local beer lovers will be able to enjoy exclusive Queensland-aged Aussie-flavoured hops.

For now, BrewDog Murrarie will be crafting and serving its core products: 

  • Dead Pony Club 
  • Jet Black Heart 
  • Punk IPA
  • Lost Lager
  • Zombie Cake
  • Quench Cake
  • Indie
  • Clockwork Tangerine

DogTap will also be serving heaps of locally-made brews, whilst a line-up of Aussie wines, spirits and soft drinks will be on the drink list as well. 

Drinks at tap bar and restaurant are best paired with classic beer grubs like burgers, corn-on-a-cob, fries, buffalo wings and hotdogs. 

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However, BrewDog Murrarie will also serve Brisbane-only favourites like barramundi fritters and Korean-style chicken wings. In addition, the tap bar and restaurant will feature wholesome delights like superfood salads and avocado bowls for customers to enjoy an energizing brunch.

BrewDog Murrarie is a liquor licensed facility and will trade from 12:00 noon to midnight.