BrewDog is today opening the doors to its latest UK bar — its first this year — in the historic Cumbrian town of Carlisle.

The opening, in the ‘Great Border City’, brings its network of UK bars to 43, with 67 worldwide. In 2019, the brewer aims to open 19 bar sites, taking its total venue count globally to 85.

Situated in the heart of the city centre’shistoric main street, at 36-38 Botchergate, the spacious 240 capacity bar is a stone’s throw from Carlisle’s bustling central train station and vibrant university campus. It is a short walk from the imposing 12th century Carlisle castle, nestled beside the ruins of Hadrian’s Wall.

In celebration of the bar’s opening, BrewDog will enter the first 100 beer-loving locals through the bar’s doors into a raffle, at its public opening at noon tomorrow (January 25). Those entered into the draw will be given the chance to win a year’s supply of Punk IPA.

Keg, bottled and LIVE beer

Boasting 22 draft lines, the newly opened Carlisle site will pour fan favourites such as Elvis Juice, Hazy Jane and Dead Pony Club, as well as a wide range of bottled beers from around the world, to be enjoyed in the bar or to take away. BrewDog’s LIVE beer — its modern take on cask beer — will also be available.

Local foodies will welcome the BrewDog pizza menu, boasting the classic Hawaii Five-O, delicious Grazing Goat, and mouth-watering White Trash, each perfectly paired with any of BrewDog’s craft beer offerings.

BrewDog co-founder, James Watt, said: “Carlisle has a long history of brewing, and its craft beer scene has been growing steadily in recent years. The city has been in our sights for some time, and since scouting the perfect location, we’re excited to finally be able to bring a BrewDog bar to the Great Border City.

“We hope this bar helps accelerate the city’s craft beer culture, igniting a new generation of fans seeking bold and exciting beer.”

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