Dogs are an important part of Thorn Brewing. With two dog-friendly tasting rooms, we love seeing all our cute, furry friends who come and visit us daily with their humans. Because they bring so much joy to our lives and ask so little in return, we thought we would declare June the Month of the Dog!

Pints for Pups

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First, we are partnering with Baja Dog Rescue to help them get much-needed donations to keep their shelter running smoothly. Baja Dog Rescue is run by some very dedicated volunteers who have helped more than 6500 dogs since 2010. They are non-profit, no-kill shelter that houses up to 200 dogs at any given time. With that many pooches to care for, they need a lot of supplies. In past years our #thorntribe has done an amazing job of bringing in their old, lightly used and new items that are requested by the shelter. Here’s a list of some of the main things they need:

– Dog Food
– Chicken & Beef Broth
– Big Bags of White Rice
– Old Towels, Blankets, Sheets
– Antibacterial Ointments, Peroxide, Alcohol
– Q-Tips, Cotton Balls & Gauze
– Bulk Newspaper (used to line puppy pens)
– Laundry Soap, Hand Soap, Bleach
– Dog Medications (slightly expired ok)

We are taking donations until 6/10 at both of our locations so go through your garage, your laundry room etc. and see if you happen to have any of these items handy. On Sunday, 6/10 we are going to celebrate with a Pints for Pups happy hour at Thorn Street Brewery where you can bring in your dog to take pics in our doggie photo booth, hang out with the good people from Baja Dog Rescue and help raise funds for their cause.

Beer Tasting Has Gone To The Dogs

On June 24th, get your furry friend ready to come to Thorn Street Brewery in North Park to experience a beer tasting of their own! We see so many doggies in our tasting rooms with their humans and they can never imbibe (hops are poisonous to dogs, so please don’t give them human beer). Now they finally can, with our Best Bud’s Brew Dog Beer Tasting! We partnered together with Marley’s Pet Planet to bring you a beer tasting event that features four dog brews in different flavors for your pooch and then four tasters of Thorn beer for their humans. These dog beers are made with all natural ingredients and don’t have any antibiotics or hormones in them, making them safe and healthy for your pup. The dog beer is human-consumable too, so people will get to taste all of the beers included in the event. The dog brews featured will be:

  • Amber- bone broth, organic molasses, organic peanut butter powder, apple cider vinegar
  • Porter- bone broth, organic molasses, bacon, apple cider vinegar
  • Blond- bone broth, honey, peanut butter powder, apple cider vinegar
  • Ginger- bone broth, organic molasses, fresh ginger, apple cider vinegar

The seating will be limited so that the dogs and humans attending can be comfortable so people should grab their tickets soon! Tickets available here…http://bit.ly/2IV8kQW

Can’t make the 6/24 event or it’s sold out? No worries! We are doing another tasting at our Barrio Logan location on Saturday 6/30 at 3 pm! Link to tickets here…

Thorn Cutest Dog Contest

Want to show off your adorable pup to the world? Now you can! For the month of June, enter your dog into Thorn’s Cutest Dog Contest by posting a pic on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #thorndogs and also tag us in the pic and you will be entered! The picture MUST either be taken in one of our tasting rooms or have Thorn gear/cans featured in the pic too to qualify. The winner will get a $50 gift certificate to Thorn, a 6-pack of dog beer for their pup and the glory of being Thorn’s Cutest Dog for 2018! Winner will be picked on June 30th and featured on our social media!

More Dog Events Around San Diego

We aren’t the only brewery that loves dogs in San Diego. There are a few other breweries that are also holding dog-centered events in the month of June.

Societe Brewing has picked PAWS, a San Diego Humane Society program, as their June charity partner. Every year in June they hold a pet food drive and this year PAWS is the lucky recipient. Throughout this whole month people can bring in dog/puppy, cat/kitten food and treats in their original packaging to donate to their cause.

Deft Brewing in Bay Park is throwing a Barks, Brews & Mews Fundraiser for the San Diego Humane Society on June 9th at their tasting room. Live music, raffle & silent auctions and new dog merch will be featured along with a beer released for their event.

Any other dog events this month that we should add to this list?