Thirsty Dog wants to put beer drinkers in a sour mood

Posted on 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]