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Take a Road Trip to These Dog-Friendly New England Breweries

Beer. Dogs. What could be better?

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There are few things better than trying a new beer (or cider) with man’s best friend. New England boasts some incredible microbreweries, many of which welcome dogs. While this map is not all-inclusive, it’ll get you started with 14 excellent destinations to explore with your canine companion. Got a favorite spot not mentioned here? Comment below to share.

Notes: Map points are listed geographically from north to south, not ranked. All hours listed were found on each brewery’s website on June 15, 2017; they are subject to change, and you should consult with a brewery directly to confirm hours before heading over.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Alchemist

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100 Cottage Club Rd
Stowe, VT
(802) 882-8165
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No beer lover’s trip to Vermont is complete without a visit to The Alchemist. Grab as much Heady Topper as you can (within the posted limits, anyway) while your pooch enjoys playtime with other visiting canines.

Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Pi at The Alchemist
The authors’ double doodle, Pi, at The Alchemist
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

2. Goodwater Brewery

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740 Marshall Ave
Williston, VT
(802) 999-7396
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Goodwater Brewery is a local gem just down the road from Magic Hat. The brewery specializes in traditional English styles, such as milds and bitters. Though small, GoodWater welcomes furry friends with a Milk-Bone at the ready.

Open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday.

Pi at GoodWater
Pi at GoodWater
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

3. Magic Hat Brewing Company

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5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, VT
(802) 658-2739
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This taproom just outside of Burlington is as funky as its beer. Magic Hat’s robust draft list includes classics like #9, as well as new favorites that rotate with the season. There’s also a food menu. The large venue accommodates you, your dog, and any other friends (be they two- or four-legged).

Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. through 5 p.m. Sunday.

A puppy at Magic Hat
A puppy at Magic Hat
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4. Allagash Brewing Company

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50 Industrial Way
Portland, ME
(800) 330-5385
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One of Maine’s premiere breweries, Allagash Brewing Company is a mecca for beer lovers and puppy parents alike. Its large patio offers sizable picnic tables, plenty of shade, and excellent Belgian-inspired ales. This is one of many Portland-based breweries, a number of which are dog-friendly, so let this be the start of your Portland-area dog-and-beer journey.

Allagash serves four complimentary three-ounce pours to all visitors (21+); beyond that, no beer is sold for onsite consumption, but you can buy bottles to take home.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Allagash dog
Allagash dog
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5. Stoneface Brewing Company

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436 Shattuck Way
Newington, NH
(603) 570-2603
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New to the southern New Hampshire brewing scene, Stoneface has a relatively small taproom, but dogs are welcome. It’s a great spot for those looking to live free and drink craft.

Open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and closed Monday and Tuesday.

Pi at Stoneface
Pi at Stoneface
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

6. Tributary Brewing Company

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10 Shapleigh Rd
Kittery, ME
(207) 703-0093
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Tributary Brewing Company is a relatively new southern Maine brewery. Located just off of the Kittery traffic circle, it has fast become a watering hole for Shipyard employees, outlet patrons, and other local passersby. The brewery offers a variety of beer styles, from classics to contemporaries, in flights and full pours. The owner’s dog is often roaming the taproom, and you’ll sometimes find multiple mutts wandering about. Be sure to double-check beforehand that there isn’t live music on the calendar as they ask that no dogs be present during performances.

Pi at Tributary
Pi at Tributary
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

7. Redhook Brewery

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1 Redhook Way
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 430-8600
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Between a mall and an Air Force base, you’ll find this little escape. Redhook Brewery — a satellite location for a classic Seattle brewery — is a Newington favorite. The outdoor space is truly enormous, leaving plenty of room for your furry friend. (Dogs must be kept leashed.) Enjoy full pours, tastings, growler fills, and food. Plus, there’s cornhole and ladder ball on the patio.

Keep an eye on Redhook’s Facebook page for information about SPCA fundraising events (“yappy hour”) on the patio as well.

Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Pi at Redhook
Pi at Redhook
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

8. Ipswich Ale Brewery

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2 Brewery Pl
Ipswich, MA
(978) 356-3182
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Head to the North Shore for a visit to Ipswich Ale Brewery. The brewery’s restaurant, Brewer’s Table, has a patio that is just right for a quick bite and some delicious brews with the dog.

Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday.

Pi at Ipswich Ale Brewery
Pi at Ipswich Ale Brewery
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

9. Far From the Tree Cider

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102 Jackson St
Salem, MA
(978) 224-2904
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If you and your four-legged friend find yourselves in Salem, Far From the Tree Cider is a must-visit. From dry to sweet and everything in between, there is a cider for every palate. (Pineapple-jalapeno cider? You’ve got it.) Tasting flights available. There are small snacks available for purchase, and you can also order delivery from area restaurants or bring in your own food.

Far From the Tree is dog-friendly inside and out (as long as your dog is well-behaved and leashed at all times), and the expansive patio is fenced in.

Open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Pi at Far From the Tree
Pi at Far From the Tree
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

10. Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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5 Draper St
Woburn, MA
(781) 281-0809
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A quick drive from Boston proper, Lord Hobo Brewing Company features complimentary samples of hop-forward ales. Situated in an old warehouse, the brewery has plenty of space for you and Fido, and the brewery has been known to host dog adoption events. Even the brewer’s dog is on hand most days. In addition to sampling beers, Lord Hobo guests can purchase cans and growlers to take home.

Open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Boss, the Lord Hobo “Chief Dog Officer”
Boss, the Lord Hobo “Chief Dog Officer”
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11. Night Shift Brewing

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87 Santilli Hwy
Everett, MA
(617) 294-4233
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In warmer months, Night Shift Brewing has the perfect patio for you and your pooch. The draft list features a few staples and an impressive array of smaller batch offerings that are constantly rotating and offered in flights, small tastes, and full pours. There are snacks available for purchase at the bar, and there’s almost always a food truck on the patio; plus, you can bring your own food. On a sunny day, your pup is almost guaranteed company, as it is an after-work hotspot. Note: Pets are not allowed inside the taproom at this time, just on the patio.

Keep an eye on Night Shift’s Facebook page for information about Paws+Pints, weekly pet-centric fundraising events on the patio.

Got kids too? Night Shift is 21+ on Fridays after 5 p.m. and all weekend long, but you can bring them the rest of the week. (If they are very young, they can come any time, as long as they’re with you the whole time.)

Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Paws + Pints event at Night Shift
Paws + Pints event at Night Shift
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12. Trillium Brewing Company

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110 Shawmut Rd
Canton, MA
(781) 562-0073
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Nestled in a industrial complex in Canton, Trillium Brewing Company boasts ample space for canine companions. Note: Dogs must be kept on leashes. The brewery’s extensive beer menu offers something for everyone, including the daring: Plenty of sours are featured. Stay and drink beers on draft or purchase cans, growlers, and bottles to take home.

Open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Pi at Trillium
Pi at Trillium
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

13. Whalers Brewing Company

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1174 Kingstown Rd
South Kingstown, RI
(401) 552-0002
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Whalers Brewing Company is the epitome of dog-friendly. The brewery is in an enormous warehouse with plenty of activities for human and (housebroken, friendly, leashed) dog alike. Other than the flagship brews, Whalers’ taps rotate on a weekly basis, so you’ll always be able to find something new. Crowlers and growlers available for purchase, too. Family-friendly until 6 p.m., at which point Whalers becomes 21+.

Open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

A dog at Whalers
A dog at Whalers
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14. Beer'd Brewing Co

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22 Bayview Ave
Stonington, CT
(860) 857-1014
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Beer’d Brewing Company is located in a converted mill in Stonington. The mill houses other shops and a large indoor courtyard, which allows patrons to spill out of the intimate taproom itself if necessary. If the creative beer names don’t make you smile, the quality of the product certainly will. Even the name of one of the beers, Dogs and Boats, gives insight into the dog-friendly atmosphere. Tasting room visits include a complimentary sample of each beer that’s currently available. Pints are available for purchase for onsite consumption, and you can also get growler and growlettes filled to bring home.

Open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (pints only), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tucker at Beer’d
Tucker at Beer’d
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1. The Alchemist

100 Cottage Club Rd, Stowe, VT
Pi at The Alchemist
The authors’ double doodle, Pi, at The Alchemist
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

No beer lover’s trip to Vermont is complete without a visit to The Alchemist. Grab as much Heady Topper as you can (within the posted limits, anyway) while your pooch enjoys playtime with other visiting canines.

Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

100 Cottage Club Rd
Stowe, VT

2. Goodwater Brewery

740 Marshall Ave, Williston, VT
Pi at GoodWater
Pi at GoodWater
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

Goodwater Brewery is a local gem just down the road from Magic Hat. The brewery specializes in traditional English styles, such as milds and bitters. Though small, GoodWater welcomes furry friends with a Milk-Bone at the ready.

Open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday.

740 Marshall Ave
Williston, VT

3. Magic Hat Brewing Company

5 Bartlett Bay Rd, South Burlington, VT
A puppy at Magic Hat
A puppy at Magic Hat
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This taproom just outside of Burlington is as funky as its beer. Magic Hat’s robust draft list includes classics like #9, as well as new favorites that rotate with the season. There’s also a food menu. The large venue accommodates you, your dog, and any other friends (be they two- or four-legged).

Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. through 5 p.m. Sunday.

5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, VT

4. Allagash Brewing Company

50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME
Allagash dog
Allagash dog
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One of Maine’s premiere breweries, Allagash Brewing Company is a mecca for beer lovers and puppy parents alike. Its large patio offers sizable picnic tables, plenty of shade, and excellent Belgian-inspired ales. This is one of many Portland-based breweries, a number of which are dog-friendly, so let this be the start of your Portland-area dog-and-beer journey.

Allagash serves four complimentary three-ounce pours to all visitors (21+); beyond that, no beer is sold for onsite consumption, but you can buy bottles to take home.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

50 Industrial Way
Portland, ME

5. Stoneface Brewing Company

436 Shattuck Way, Newington, NH
Pi at Stoneface
Pi at Stoneface
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

New to the southern New Hampshire brewing scene, Stoneface has a relatively small taproom, but dogs are welcome. It’s a great spot for those looking to live free and drink craft.

Open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and closed Monday and Tuesday.

436 Shattuck Way
Newington, NH

6. Tributary Brewing Company

10 Shapleigh Rd, Kittery, ME
Pi at Tributary
Pi at Tributary
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

Tributary Brewing Company is a relatively new southern Maine brewery. Located just off of the Kittery traffic circle, it has fast become a watering hole for Shipyard employees, outlet patrons, and other local passersby. The brewery offers a variety of beer styles, from classics to contemporaries, in flights and full pours. The owner’s dog is often roaming the taproom, and you’ll sometimes find multiple mutts wandering about. Be sure to double-check beforehand that there isn’t live music on the calendar as they ask that no dogs be present during performances.

10 Shapleigh Rd
Kittery, ME

7. Redhook Brewery

1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth, NH
Pi at Redhook
Pi at Redhook
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

Between a mall and an Air Force base, you’ll find this little escape. Redhook Brewery — a satellite location for a classic Seattle brewery — is a Newington favorite. The outdoor space is truly enormous, leaving plenty of room for your furry friend. (Dogs must be kept leashed.) Enjoy full pours, tastings, growler fills, and food. Plus, there’s cornhole and ladder ball on the patio.

Keep an eye on Redhook’s Facebook page for information about SPCA fundraising events (“yappy hour”) on the patio as well.

Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

1 Redhook Way
Portsmouth, NH

8. Ipswich Ale Brewery

2 Brewery Pl, Ipswich, MA
Pi at Ipswich Ale Brewery
Pi at Ipswich Ale Brewery
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

Head to the North Shore for a visit to Ipswich Ale Brewery. The brewery’s restaurant, Brewer’s Table, has a patio that is just right for a quick bite and some delicious brews with the dog.

Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday.

2 Brewery Pl
Ipswich, MA

9. Far From the Tree Cider

102 Jackson St, Salem, MA
Pi at Far From the Tree
Pi at Far From the Tree
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

If you and your four-legged friend find yourselves in Salem, Far From the Tree Cider is a must-visit. From dry to sweet and everything in between, there is a cider for every palate. (Pineapple-jalapeno cider? You’ve got it.) Tasting flights available. There are small snacks available for purchase, and you can also order delivery from area restaurants or bring in your own food.

Far From the Tree is dog-friendly inside and out (as long as your dog is well-behaved and leashed at all times), and the expansive patio is fenced in.

Open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

102 Jackson St
Salem, MA

10. Lord Hobo Brewing Company

5 Draper St, Woburn, MA
Boss, the Lord Hobo “Chief Dog Officer”
Boss, the Lord Hobo “Chief Dog Officer”
Official Site

A quick drive from Boston proper, Lord Hobo Brewing Company features complimentary samples of hop-forward ales. Situated in an old warehouse, the brewery has plenty of space for you and Fido, and the brewery has been known to host dog adoption events. Even the brewer’s dog is on hand most days. In addition to sampling beers, Lord Hobo guests can purchase cans and growlers to take home.

Open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

5 Draper St
Woburn, MA

11. Night Shift Brewing

87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA
Paws + Pints event at Night Shift
Paws + Pints event at Night Shift
Facebook

In warmer months, Night Shift Brewing has the perfect patio for you and your pooch. The draft list features a few staples and an impressive array of smaller batch offerings that are constantly rotating and offered in flights, small tastes, and full pours. There are snacks available for purchase at the bar, and there’s almost always a food truck on the patio; plus, you can bring your own food. On a sunny day, your pup is almost guaranteed company, as it is an after-work hotspot. Note: Pets are not allowed inside the taproom at this time, just on the patio.

Keep an eye on Night Shift’s Facebook page for information about Paws+Pints, weekly pet-centric fundraising events on the patio.

Got kids too? Night Shift is 21+ on Fridays after 5 p.m. and all weekend long, but you can bring them the rest of the week. (If they are very young, they can come any time, as long as they’re with you the whole time.)

Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

87 Santilli Hwy
Everett, MA

12. Trillium Brewing Company

110 Shawmut Rd, Canton, MA
Pi at Trillium
Pi at Trillium
Savannah Lodge-Scharff

Nestled in a industrial complex in Canton, Trillium Brewing Company boasts ample space for canine companions. Note: Dogs must be kept on leashes. The brewery’s extensive beer menu offers something for everyone, including the daring: Plenty of sours are featured. Stay and drink beers on draft or purchase cans, growlers, and bottles to take home.

Open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

110 Shawmut Rd
Canton, MA

13. Whalers Brewing Company

1174 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, RI
A dog at Whalers
A dog at Whalers
Instagram

Whalers Brewing Company is the epitome of dog-friendly. The brewery is in an enormous warehouse with plenty of activities for human and (housebroken, friendly, leashed) dog alike. Other than the flagship brews, Whalers’ taps rotate on a weekly basis, so you’ll always be able to find something new. Crowlers and growlers available for purchase, too. Family-friendly until 6 p.m., at which point Whalers becomes 21+.

Open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

1174 Kingstown Rd
South Kingstown, RI

14. Beer'd Brewing Co

22 Bayview Ave, Stonington, CT
Tucker at Beer’d
Tucker at Beer’d
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Beer’d Brewing Company is located in a converted mill in Stonington. The mill houses other shops and a large indoor courtyard, which allows patrons to spill out of the intimate taproom itself if necessary. If the creative beer names don’t make you smile, the quality of the product certainly will. Even the name of one of the beers, Dogs and Boats, gives insight into the dog-friendly atmosphere. Tasting room visits include a complimentary sample of each beer that’s currently available. Pints are available for purchase for onsite consumption, and you can also get growler and growlettes filled to bring home.

Open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (pints only), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

22 Bayview Ave
Stonington, CT

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