BrewDog has agreed a deal to open a directly managed bar in Berlin, with two sites in Italy, in Rome and Florence, set to follow next year.

Regarding the Berlin launch, the Scottish brewer and pub operator said: “Most of our international bars are based on a partnership with a local crack team of beer bar experts, but we will be managing this one ourselves with our some of our current UK teams.

“The German craft beer scene is rocking right about now and we’re stoked to be getting in on the action.”

The company added: “We’ve got plans to stake our claim in both Rome and Florence. Work on both should commence in January.”

BrewDog spoke of its plans for future overseas bar openings.

“We’ve been working on a site in India for the past few months, but we are yet to pin down the ideal space. Nonetheless, it’s one of our priorities for 2014 so we’ll hopefully have some good news on this front soon. 

“Brussels is also on our to-do list, so that’s certainly on the cards but again, we’re on the hunt for the perfect property. Paris, Barcelona and a number of states in the USA are also big targets for us and are a work in progress. 

BrewDog has already announced plans to open in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in January and in Tokyo in March.

Speaking to M&C Report last month, co-founder James Watt said an offer has been made on a second site in Sweden, in Gothenburg.