Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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51 Beers
8,190 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

529 Grant St. Suite B
Akron, Ohio, 44311
United States
phone: (330) 252-BREW

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thirstydogbeer

Place added by: Todd on 03-25-2007

The tap room will be open from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 2-6 p.m. on Saturdays.
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 8
Photo of jasonwrag
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Went here on a brewary tour. They knocked it out if the park. Treated us like we were family. If your in the neighborhood hit em up. Ps cash only

Photo of MANix73
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Not much parking. Good selection of beers on tap (only Thirsty Dog). A little pricey. Decent tour for free. Bottom line, a must stop for beer lovers big on hitting up breweries. Only 15 minutes from Hoppin' Frog. Hit them both up on a Saturday afternoon (neither is open on Sunday).

Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my second time to the brew pub. Great experience as always. Promptly greated by both bartenders. We did a flight of all beers available. They pored 4 at a time so they would not sit. The only issue that I have is the atmosphere. The brew pub needs some work. No a/c, no credit cards, and it feels very unfinished. I hope this is corrected as I believe this is the best brewery in Ohio.

Photo of Raleigh95
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I stopped in briefly while traveling - I grew up in Akron and had high hopes for this place. Good atmosphere, and they brew plenty of styles. Nice staff, pleasant with good service. They have lots of stuff available in bottles, and apparently they distribute fairly widely.

The beer, though - ugh. The Cerberus Tripel was drinkable, but far too sweet and fell way beyond the style. I tried samples of two others - the 330 Summit IPA and the Terrier Pale Ale. Undrinkable. My first homebrew attempts from kits were MUCH better than this. Too bad - I managed to get the samples down and split.

Anyway, they have lots of styles, so go try 'em, and support local beer! Caveat emptor...

Photo of WesMantooth
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Excellent beer. Cool environment right inside brewery. Smells fantastic. I would rate higher, but they are cash only, have very limited hours, no food, and parking is an issue.

Photo of Docrock
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Nice little tasting room. Had a ton of beers available to try. Samples are easily provided on all but Barrel Aged beers. There were 6 different Barrel Aged Beers available ( awesome ). Staff was friendly. Tasting room is small, probably can;t hold more than 40-50 people in total. Well worth the visit if you happen to be rolling through Akron as I was. Location is right off I-76 so its easy off and easy right back on.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

(Visited 03/2011): Thirsty Dog's brewery/tap room is located on Ghent Rd not too far off I-76. There is a decent-sized lot along the building.

The interior is long and narrow with the bar running along the right side and tables on the left. Rather large bottle collection as well as barrels add to the decor. They also have a cooler for to-go beer.

Thirsty Dog has around 12 of their brews on tap. Many of the standard offerings such as Labrador Lager, Old Leghumper, Cerberus, Irish Setter and Siberian Night. Some unique options as well such as Barrel Aged Siberian Night.

Service was good on a weekend afternoon. The staff knows the beers well and is courteous.

Overall I am glad there is an option for Thirsty Dog in Akron again so many years after the demise of the brewpubs. Definitely worth a stop in the Akron area.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Just opened as of early October 2010! 12 beers on tap served inside the brewery, at a rustic bar. Nice girl bartending, very helpful.

Not much atmosphere here (no music, decor, games, screens), very industrial. Just beer inside a working brewery! It is cool to see the forklifts going back and forth carrying hops, and it smells all over. I actually like this better than, say, a sports bar!

No food either (not even free pretzels or something like that), but they may have something in the future.

Among the beers on tap... Hoppus Maximus, Cerberus, Siberian Night, Old Leghumper, Orthus. Nice selection, I only missed an IPA or two.

Quality is very high. Everything is incredibly fresh and brewed right there, around you. Doesn't get any better!

Prices were maybe a little steep for a taproom. $4 for a pint, $5 for a snifter of the specialty beers, $5 for a growler plus $12 or $15 for a refill. It's almost like bar prices! But it is worth being at the source.

If you're in Akron, check the Dog room out!!!

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Thirsty Dog Brewing Company in Akron, OH
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