There’s just something fun about bringing a dog to a brewery on a beautiful afternoon, as the four-legged friend gets tons of attention and you get to sample the latest limited release, but one Los Angeles brewery is bringing the dog right to your house, in the hopes that you’ll keep more than just the beer.
To celebrate National Dog Day on Aug. 26, Golden Road Brewing is delivering its Hazy Pup IPA – a brand new 105-calorie, 4.0 percent ABV effort – directly to drinkers’ doors, with the help of adoptable dogs from Wags and Walks, a community of dog lovers that promotes shelter dogs. So, customers will not only get to enjoy this new hazy beer but potentially fall in love with a future family member – or at least help out a good cause.
The doggie delivering option will take place Aug. 27-29 between 12-4 p.m., allowing people in select Los Angeles areas the ability to get their beer delivered and the opportunity to give out a slew of belly rubs, because who doesn’t love that? For $50, drinker’s will receive two six-packs of Hazy Pup IPA, a discount for a future Golden Road Brewing purchase, some brewery swag and 20 minutes of playtime with two or three dogs or puppies. The best part is that all of the proceeds will go directly to Wags and Walks.
Hazy Pup IPA is a variation of another of the brewery’s year-round efforts, Wolf Pup Session IPA, and is brewed with Simcoe, Chinook, Galaxy, Mosaic and Ekuanot hops for what Golden Road describes as “tropical and citrus with a light juicy body and a crisp finish.” More and more breweries are jumping on the low-calorie hazy IPA train, as drinker’s look for more health conscious beer. If you’re not familiar with Golden Road, it was founded in 2011 before partnering with Anheuser-Busch in 2015. The brewery is consistently looking for ways to give back to the community that supports it.
While it’s unclear if any slots still remain, since booking began back on Aug. 14, it’s first come first serve and locals can visit the brewery’s website to lock in a time or just get more information. If you’re wondering if the pups will head to your specific area, you can see a list of the neighborhoods here.
We’re hoping this idea becomes the next trend and other breweries begin to follow suit.