BrewDog debuts its 26th bar

BrewDog now has 26 bars globally, having just opened its first new bar of 2015. Using what was once a bank building, it has created it's latest branch in Barcelona, marking the first BrewDog bar opening for Spain.

The venue features 20 on-tap brews and can hold as many as 100 people at once. It can be found at Carrer de Casanova and has been described as "a testament to the global advancement of the craft beer movement" by the brand.

Several Spanish craft beers can be ordered at the bar, alongside offerings from other countries.

"The demand for craft beer in Spain has been growing year-on-year, and our exports to the country also reflect this trend. We have listened to the fans and set up our first outpost in the Iberian Peninsula," commented James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog, which is the biggest Indie brewery in Scotland.

So far, the company has eight bars in places other than the UK – last year it opened 12 worldwide, in locations from London to Helsinki, and from Tokyo to Sheffield, suggesting that it was a good source of new bar jobs then, and will continue to be going forward.

My Watt has said that "the craft beer revolution cannot be contained by borders or language".

This revolution, he suggested, will thrive "wherever there is a thirst for difference, wherever there is the eschewing of mainstream substandard beer, wherever there is an upswell in the belief that beer can be more than what is plastered on billboards".

Recent Mintel Stats (published in the Beer UK 2014 report) suggest 20 per cent of Brits had consumed craft beer during a six month period they were asked about in the research. The number was 31 per cent among people aged 25 to 34, and 24 per cent among those between the ages of 18 and 24.

Other findings included that 36 per cent of Brits don't think they're quite sure what 'craft beer' means as a term and 31 per cent want to get a better understanding about beer generally.