BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, plans to open its first dedicated brewpub featuring brewing classes, a pop-up space to showcase local food producers, and live music at weekends, M&C Report has learnt. The company plans to open the site on Dalston Library in Hackney, east London, and is set to pitch its plan to Hackney Council soon. The site would feature a 10 hectolitre craft brewery and offer open brewing sessions and interactive brewing, tasting classes, home brew classes, beer and food pairing sessions. Live music would take place on an old shipping container, which will also store the malt and hops. “It would be all about education and getting hands on with malt and hops,” the company said. “This won’t be a polished, over-styled copper heavy brew-pub. But a pirate, ramshackle Punk DIY brew-pub that people can relate to. It will also be the perfect home for some our existing brewing equipment as we move to our new brewery.” BrewDog recently secured its second London site, and its 11th overall, in nearby Shoreditch. Currently seven BrewDog bars operate across the country. Sites in Birmingham and Bristol are due to open later this year, with a Leeds opening due in 2013. In addition, the firm has entered a partnership deal to open its first bar oversees, in the Swedish capital Stockholm.