Posted on Ohio.com April 19th 2019 at 1:35 pm

Caleb Brown is in charge of the sour brewing at the Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. The Akron brewery opened a new tasting room dedicated to sour beers called the Thirsty Dog Sour Haus in March. Why did you become a brewer? Read More

A glass of Rubus, left, and Saison d’Chardonnay, two of the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company’s barrel aged sour beers, on the bar in the space that will become Thirsty Dog’s tasting room dedicated to sour beers called the Sour Haus.
[Photo Courtesy of Karen Schiely of the Akron Beacon Journal]

Posted on Ohio.com March 11th 2019 at 12:36 pm

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. hopes beer drinkers are in a sour mood. The Akron brewery is opening the Sour Haus, a sour-focused tasting room next to its production brewery to serve as an outlet to share its sour beers. It opens March 23. Thirsty Dog co-owner John Najeway said he believes Northeast Ohio is ready to embrace the style. Sours aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. He admitted that it took a little while for him to warm up to them. It happened about 10 years ago when he took a trip to Belgium and stopped by hallowed breweries such as Cantillon and Lindemans. “As I always tell everyone, you have to drink 100 to find a style within the style that you like,” Najeway said. “I found some I really liked.” Read More

A glass of Rubus, left, and Saison d’Chardonnay, two of the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company’s barrel aged sour beers, on the bar in the space that will become Thirsty Dog’s tasting room dedicated to sour beers called the Sour Haus.
[Photo Courtesy of Karen Schiely of the Akron Beacon Journal]
Bernese Barley Win & Barrel Aged Wulver win for Thirsty Dog at the Big Brews Beer Fest at Lock 3 in Akron. Bernese Barley Wine took 1st place and Barrel Aged Wulver took 3rd place in each of their categories. View the full story in the link below.

https://www.ohio.com/news/20190225/phoenix-metamorphus-wins-big-brews-in-akron

Posted on Ohio.com January 2, 2019 at 8:25 am

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. is one of the oldest craft breweries in Ohio, dating back to 1997 when it opened as a brewpub. The brewery now operates a production brewery and separate taproom in Akron, along with a brewpub in Cleveland. Thirsty Dog closed its tasting room at the brewery to the general public last year — it’s now open only for special events and Saturday tours. In case you never got a chance to visit, here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at the production brewery. Read More.


Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. is located in one of the buildings that housed the former Burkhardt Brewing Co. The brewing complex was closed in 1964. [Photo by Rick Armon Courtesy of Akron Beacon Journal]
The tasting room inside the brewery is no longer open to the public. A sign points the way to the new Thirsty Dog Taphouse just down the road.
[Photo by Rick Armon Courtesy of Akron Beacon Journal]

The tasting room inside the brewery is no longer open to the public. A sign points the way to the new Thirsty Dog Taphouse just down the road.
[Photo by Rick Armon Courtesy of Akron Beacon Journal]

Thirsty Dog co-owner John Najeway’s office is filled with beer books and breweriana such as serving trays and tap handles.
[Photo by Rick Armon Courtesy of Akron Beacon Journal]

Thirsty Dog’s Christmas Ale wins for the 2nd year in a row at the Battle of the Christmas Ales. The competition took place on December 13th at Twisted Burgers & Sushi in Medina.