I was ready to punch Monday squarely in its bojangles. Then, Rogue Ales and Spirits sent me these darling dog photos from its previous Dog Days of Summer event. I thought, maybe I won’t bolo punch everything I see this morning. Maybe I’ll go adopt a cute pooch instead and teach to it sick balls for me. OR, maybe I’ll just plan on hitting the world’s largest beer and dog festival, Dog Days of Summer, coming up this weekend (August 11 and 12 at Rogue Ales and Spirits brewery in Newport, Oregon). At press time, I was undecided on which course of action to take.
But, Dog Days is the incarnation of what was once known as Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest, an event dedicated to Rogue Brewmaster John Maier’s late dog, Brewer. This pooch party will feature many of the same well-loved elements including dog-inspired tomfoolery, live music, tasty treats and “a strictly Oregon Coast microbrew lineup,” says the press release. What can you expect?
- Professional dog photography
- Seminars on how to make your dog internet famous
- Dog owner look-alike contests
- AND THE DOGGY OLYMPICS!
Proceeds will benefit local animal charities including Oregon Coast Therapy Animals, Lincoln County Animal Shelter, Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, plus Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team, Imagine Peace for Pups and Deaf Dogs of Oregon. Now enjoy some Rogue dog photos! These dogs are very good dogs.
Dog Days of Summer event page
$5 Admission Fee (kids and dogs free)
Friday August 11, 5-10 p.m.
Saturday August 12, 12-10 p.m.
Breweries: Rogue Ales, Buoy, Pelican, Rusty Truck, Wolf Tree, Yachats Brewing Co, Bier One, De Garde, Fort George…and more
Bands: Steve Sloan Band (Classic Rock), Robbie Laws (Blues), Ronnie Jay Duo (New Wave Swing), Louis and the Geezer (Blues Rock), Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys (Blues Rock), Rock & Roll Cowboys (Country Rock)