A blog post by BrewDog, a pub chain in London, informs readers that their new Canary Wharf branch, opening Friday October 19th, will accept both Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). This limited launch will allow the company to work out any kinks as they plan to “eventually roll out this way of paying into all of our UK BrewDog Bars.”
“At BrewDog we have worked our entire lives to challenge perceptions and be bold and uncompromising; the developers and miners of cryptocurrency are exactly the same. Adopting alternative payment options for craft beer is a natural fit. And what better place to start subverting the norm in financial transactions than the heart of London’s financial docklands?”
Located at Unit 17, 2 Churchill Place, the new pub brings the number of London-based BrewDog locations to nearly forty. Though it may seem small in the grand scheme of things, every step is a movement forward. A successful trial at the Canary Wharf location means that soon enough, holders of cryptocurrencies all across London will have a new pub option. A flood of new pub goers will surely catch the eyes of any competition and could spark yet another industry to accept or utilized digital currencies.
“Those who rock up to our newest London bar can use either Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash (or card) to pay for any of the 20 taps of super-fresh craft beer, takeaway bottle and can options, and our loaded menu of burgers, pizza and wings.”