Brewdog Opens First Cryptocurrency Bar In Canary Wharf
Craft beer company BrewDog expands its network of bars with the launch of Canary Wharf.
It is the firm’s 10th bar in Aberdeen in London, the 38th in the UK and the 70th worldwide.
New places for BrewDog bars also include Ayr, Oban, Edinburgh Airport and North Berwick.
The new London Brewdog bar is the first to accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash and join Clerkenwell, becoming a cashless bar.
The firm said it plans to expand non-cash and cryptocurrency payments through its fleet of global bars in the near future.
James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog, said: “Our Canary Wharf bar further strengthens London’s claim to become the new beer capital of the world.”
In the fifth round of crowdfunding, which ended this week, Ellon raised more than £26 million.
The company said it was “blown away by the support of more than 90,000 awesome beer crusaders ” who helped raise more than £ 65 million in total.
The brewery announced its first half of trading in August, showing total revenue of £ 78 million, which is 55% more than the same period last year.
The event, aimed at people interested in getting a franchise, is being held at headquarters next month.