We’re in the Dog Days of Summer — literally. Several breweries are hosting dog-themed events for humans and their furry friends.
On Aug. 4, Grainworks gets into the lazy days of summer with Pools, Pooches & Pints. Bring your pup to splash in a doggie pool and enter them into a dog swimsuit contest. Snow cones and food trucks will also be on hand.
On Aug. 10, Municipal Brew Works hosts the third-annual Ales for Tales. There will be a pet parade, a pet talent contest, a pet photo contest (cats are welcome), food trucks, live music, beers, vendors and adoptable animals. Proceeds benefit the Animal Friends Humane Society.
Once a month, 3 Points Urban Brewery goes dog-friendly during Pups & Pints. On Aug. 25, bring your dog to the brewery for treats and a special photo booth from the upcoming Cindependent Film Festival.
Every Wednesday night, West Side Brewing goes dog-friendly from 4-11 p.m. Keep an eye on their calendar for associated upcoming dog-themed events.
And these are among a few of the local breweries that always allow good bois to come hang out with their owners:
Brink Brewing Co.: Voted one of the top 10 best new breweries in the U.S. by USA Today and the 2018 Very Small Brewing Company of the Year by the Brewers Association, College Hill’s Brink Brewing is a neighborhood gathering space loaded with interactive features including a 20-seater community table, reclaimed-wood bar and a gigantic Scrabble board that’s very popular with patrons after a few pints from the brewery’s wide-reaching tap list. Head to the bathroom to see more than three decades’ worth of collected beer labels from Uncle Jack — it was his fridge, chock full of artisan beers, and his neighborly values that inspired the owners to open Brink in February 2017. 5095 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, brinkbrewing.com.
MadTree Brewing Patio: MadTree’s million-dollar makeover did not disappoint. The hugely expanded operation on Madison Road is bigger on all fronts, including its 10,000-square-foot beer garden. With 32 MadTree-exclusive taps, ambient lighting and an industrial brick facade leftover from the building’s factory days, there’s more than enough space to accommodate all the beer-drinking, cornhole-playing, dog-loving humans that hang at MadTree on the regular. Bonus: The expansion also included bigger bathrooms. 3301 Madison Road, Oakley, madtreebrewing.com.
Streetside Brewery: From their taproom/brewery along Eastern Avenue in Columbia Tusculum, Streetside Brewery blends craft and community. With beers like their milkshake blonde Cereal Milk and a red velvet donut stout collaboration with Holtman’s Donuts, this brewery has developed a niche for having your cake and drinking it, too. The taproom frequently hosts food trucks and programmed events. Well-behaved dogs are allowed inside and on the patio. 4003 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum, streetsidebrewery.com.
Woodburn Brewery: This East Walnut Hills brewery offers a plethora of creative beers, from fruity ales brewed with Yoshino cherries grown at Krohn Conservatory to the Han Solo coffee-infused blonde ale. Armed with this lineup of clever brews, they frequently host fundraisers and other events to benefit local pet rescues and animal welfare organizations. Dogs are always welcome to chill inside the taproom or outside on the patio at Woodburn, where they will receive many pets. 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills, woodburnbrewery.com.