BOULDER, Colo. — Two Ohio breweries recently were featured in a CraftBeer.com feature, “AirbnBeers: Breweries with Hotels, Inns, Camping & More.”
Sandy Springs Brewery in Minerva and BrewDog in Columbus were among more than 50 breweries across the country highlighted for offering visitors the option of an overnight stay, whether in a hotel, campground, resort or AirBnB.
Sandy Springs Brewery purchased two adjacent buildings to create The Brewers Quarters, which began renting lofts via AirBnB earlier this year. The studio-style rooms feature exposed brick, reminiscent of the brewery’s taproom, and visitors get a full growler of any Sandy Springs beer installed on a kegerator in their room, according to CraftBeer.com.
“We get people every week from far away,” Amanda Conrad, who opened Sandy Springs in 2017 with her husband, Andy, told Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News. “Now we will have a cool place for them to stay.”
Scotland-based brewery BrewDog, which in 2017 opened its first U.S. production facility in Canal Winchester, just outside of Columbus, added its 32-room DogHouse last year. Each room has its own draft beer on tap and beer fridges in the showers. Visitors also can wake up to a beer-paired breakfast and tour the adjacent Craft Beer Museum, according to CraftBeer.com.
Other featured breweries in the region included North Country Brewing Co. in Harmony, Pa.; West Sixth Brewery in Lexington, Ky.; and Guardian Brewing Co. in Saugatuck, Mich.
Braxton To Open Barrel-aging Brewery, Taproom
COVINGTON, Ky. — Braxton Brewing Co. here recently announced plans to open a barrel-aging brewery and taproom in Fort Mitchell, Ky.
Expected to open its doors this fall, the Braxton Barrel House will occupy the site of a former Remke grocery store. The former store’s 2,000-square-foot loading dock will be redeveloped with large glass garage doors and an outdoor patio. The 20,000-square-foot warehouse under the main floor will house the barrel-age beer, while a taproom for guests will sit on top.
The barrel house will offer patrons the opportunity to create custom private barrel picks of barrel-aged brews. Ranging from $500 to $5,000, custom private barrel picks can yield upwards of 300 bottles of barrel-aged beer, according to the brewery.
“We’ve always been focused on creating one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests, both in the taproom and beyond,” said Jake Rouse, co-founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing. “We’re looking forward to sharing the Braxton Barrel House with Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati-area beer and bourbon drinkers who love Kentucky’s culture as much as we do. To our knowledge, this is the nation’s first dedicated private barrel program, and we’re so proud to open the doors to our newest location.”