Make Bars, Not Walls

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A Scottish brewery has plans to build a bar that straddles the Mexico/United States border.

BrewDog co-owner James Watt, says the bar will be constructed right smack dab on the border until someone tells them to move it. Well, that falls right in line with the well worn Mexican saying and practice, “Don’t ask permission, just ask forgiveness”.

The precise location of The Bar on the Edge, as it will be called, remains a big secret but the brewery spokesman let it slip that one half will be in the Mexican state of Chihuahua and the other half in Texas.

The border itself will be represented by a dotted line across the center of the bar and along the outdoor seating area. They will serve Mexican beer on the U.S. side and U.S. beer on the Mexican side as a sort of cultural exchange.

BrewDogMan says the bar “will be nowhere near any regular footfall” but it hopes it will become “a magnetic pole” for fans of craft beer on both sides of the border. Footfall? Must be a Scottish thing.

“The Bar on the Edge will be set up in the furthest outskirts of the United States, reflecting our ambition to reach every corner of the country as we begin to brew our beers on U.S. soil”, says BrewDogMan.

“We will request official permission from the local authorities to put it there and adhere to any red tape stuff, but I’m guessing it would make it more difficult to build a wall if there’s a BrewDog bar in the way.”

These BrewDogGuys are no small potatoes, as the company that’s less than 10 years old has grown to 750 employees, brews 214,000 barrels annually and has opened 46 bars.

BrewDogMan described the new bar, whose slogan is “Make beer, not walls,” as the company’s “line in the sand.”