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.