Dog Gone Good Beer
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. sits in an industrial area of downtown Akron, not too far from night life, restaurants and bars, but just far enough away to maintain the feeling of residing in an old warehouse. You walk in to the tasting room through the brewery entrance which is the coolest part of the place. The bar sits in between two main rooms of kettles, filled with brewery workers who are moving back and forth with fork lifts from room to room, honking each time they cruise through. The bar itself is pretty utilitarian, without food or flare, but with just an area to serve great beer and sit and enjoy it.
The pooch theme helps keep everything light and fun while you're sipping your pint. With names for their beers like Siberian Night and Old Leghumper, Thirsty Dog knows how to market and get their brand out in front of you. The only additional item the tasting room was missing was a fire hydrant to take a leak on after a few drinks. I tried one of their cornerstone brews with a similar dog name:
Style: American IPA
Packed with Citra hops, this IPA has a nice refreshing kick. It has an average on Untappd of 3.7, but I gave it a 4.5. So good, I had two.