Scottish beer producer BrewDog has announced that it will open its first brewery along with five new bars in the US.

The company said it has sealed a deal to acquire 42 acres of land in the Columbus Region in the US and will construct a 100,000ft2 craft brewery that will feature the company’s US offices, a visitor centre, a craft beer restaurant and a tap room.

BrewDog plans to install a custom 100 barrel brew-house and a canning machine as its main packaging line, along with a small bottling line for special edition bombers.

The new brewery will produce beers including Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club and Jack Hammer along with small special batches of locally brewed BrewDog beer that will be sold in beer glasses across the US.

Founded in 2007, BrewDog has opened 27 bars worldwide since 2010 and exports to 55 countries and employs 360 staff currently. The new unit will employ an estimated 100 people.

The Drinks Business quoted BrewDog co-founder James Watt as saying: "Columbus has got a fantastic beer scene already, and the people have always been so welcoming to us, so we felt it would be the perfect location for our stateside operation."

The beer manufacturers also plan to open five bars on the West Coast, North East and Florida as part of its international expansion.

BrewDog has also assured that the facility will be operated in an environmentally-friendly way to minimise its carbon footprint.