Laughing Dog Brewing

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4,219 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

805 Schweitzer Plaza Drive
Ponderay, Idaho, 83852
United States

(208) 263-9222 | map

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Added by woemad on 01-14-2006

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by coldriver:
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3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited on a Sunday October afternoon. Okay tap room with mostly usual tap offerings. When these guys first got my attention 5 years ago or so I was somewhat impressed, now it feels a bit like they're going through the motions. Would've been nice to see an indication of innovation.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I visited Laughing Dog with my brother while in the Idaho panhandle on vacation last week. I've had their beer many many times, it being a staple in the Inland Northwest, but it seems like just about everything they make they bottle. I was looking forward to trying some "chalkboard" beers but they didn't have anything at the taproom that isn't pretty widely distributed already.

That said, they did have 12 beers on tap and I had a couple of old favorites. Our bartender was friendly and service was quite good, though the place wasn't especially full.

When I visited, they had a small kitchen in operation doing wraps and flatbreads, which were tasty. I heard, though, that they are thinking of shutting down the kitchen soon, so maybe don't count on food being available.

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Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of lockewoodfin
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Bob1966
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This is a fun little brewery in Ponderay, Idaho. they have 12 beers on tap at the time I visited. They seem to specialize in IPA's.
I had the Huckleberry Cream Ale, The Rocket Dog and the Dogzilla(Imperial dark ale) (Sorry, I just can't say an "black" IPA with a straight face)

Anyway, back to the fun aspect - Dogs. They serve snacks in dog bowls (not dog biscuits, unless you happen to be a dog) and the regulars bring theirs in while they have a pint. The T- shirts say ""In Dog Beers I've only had one".
The staff is friendly and eager to give a tour of the brewing equipment.

If you're in Sandpoint or Ponderay, I recommend stopping in.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Missed the anniversary party by one day. Really enjoyed the tour, an older man with gravelly voice that reminded me of the bar owner on Walker Texas Ranger. Had a super IPA and a barrel aged beer amongst the regulars in a very good sampler. People there were very neighborly, and I chatted with people also from North Carolina. Solid beers, decent selection, and good people. I don't believe there was any food there, and prices were reasonable for a brewpub. Wouldn't mind going there again someday, but I don't know when I'll be back in that neck of the woods again.

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Laughing Dog Brewing in Ponderay, ID
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 4,219 ratings