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Scottish brewery plans to open bar that straddles U.S.-Mexico border

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Could the U.S.-Mexico border soon be home to a very unique bar?

Scottish-based craft beer brewer BrewDog hopes so. “Make beer not walls,” a press release issued Thursday begins, going on to announce plans to open a craft beer bar with one half in Texas and the other in Mexico.

The release makes no mention of time frame, but BrewDog plans to build “The Bar on the Edge” from old shipping containers.

BrewDog’s bar is supposed to pop up in a “top secret” location, half in Texas and half in Chihuahua, Mexico. The bar would sell U.S. beers on the Mexican side and vice versa.

Co-founder James Watt said the company will need permission from local authorities and will “adhere to any red tape stuff.”

“We’re planning on putting the bar there anyway until someone tells us to move it,” Watt says in the release.

Why is BrewDog doing this? To celebrate different cultures and inclusiveness, according to its co-founder.

“Craft beer has always been a collaborative and inclusive industry – we certainly couldn’t exist without being welcomed to the fold by many of the U.S. breweries that inspired us – so we want to reinforce its social impact and capacity to bring people together,” Watt said.

BrewDog was founded in 2007 in Elllon, Scotland, and has a U.S. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, according to the company’s website.

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