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Top 4 Dog Friendly Breweries Near Cook Forest

Robyn Jarrod and Pawd at Coal tipple brewery

Welcome to our latest exploration of all things fun, frothy, and four-legged (Three-legged for Pawd). Today, we’re diving into an irresistible blend of outdoor thrills and chilled brews near Cook Forest.

You’ve had a day full of hiking, your boots are muddy, your heart is whole, and right beside you, your furry best friend is wagging their tail with that unmistakable sparkle of joy in their eyes. What could make this day better? A visit to a local brewery, of course! 

But not just any brewery. We’re talking about places where the beer is cold, the vibes are relaxed, and the welcome mat is rolled out for everyone – and yes, that includes your loyal canine companion. Because let’s face it, nothing beats the camaraderie of raising a pint after a day of adventure, especially when your pup is right by your side. 

So grab your leash and love for good brews, and let’s venture into the top dog friendly breweries near Cook Forest.

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The Adventure Begins: What Makes a Brewery Dog-Friendly?

A brewery is considered dog-friendly if it provides facilities that cater to the needs of dogs and their owners. These facilities may include indoor or outdoor seating arrangements, and if outside, whether they have adequate heating. 

The brewery may also offer water bowls for dogs, or if not, allow customers to bring their own. Additionally, some breweries may provide dog food or drinks on their menu.

It’s important to note that these features are essential for pet owners who love to travel with their furry friends. For instance, The Washington Brewery Company in Washington, PA, made a memorable experience for us by selling dog beer and dog burgers. 

The dog beer was canned chicken broth, and the dog burger had no bun since bread is not so great for dogs. We love this place so much that we visit whenever we’re in the area!

Bark, Brew, and Beyond: Top Dog-Friendly Breweries.

Please remember to respect the rules of the brewery and other guests while enjoying your time with your pet. While some people may want to bring their furry friends, it’s important to remember that not all dogs are as social as their owners. 

Please respect the dog’s space just as much as you would anyone else’s. Now, let’s explore some of the best dog friendly breweries near Cook Forest!

1. Lost in the Wilds Brewing

Lost in the brewery outdoor section which is dog friendly brewery

You’ll find Lost in the Wilds Brewing at 21964 PA-66, Shippenville, PA 16254. This friendly brewery is conveniently located right off the Rail 66 Country Trail, making it the perfect pit stop after a day of peddling through the scenic landscapes. 

While they don’t serve food (they have food trucks for special events), their drinks are worth writing home about. Plus, the focus on craft brews keeps the atmosphere relaxed, allowing you to sample their wide range of offerings. 

Want to dig a little deeper into Lost in the Wilds Brewing? Check out our article on Lost in the Wilds Brewing.

Doggo details!

What sets Lost in the Wilds Brewing apart is its welcoming attitude toward our four-legged friends or three-legged ones, in our case! They provide plenty of seating outside, with covered and uncovered options, so you can choose what suits you and your pet best. 

And if you’re worried about the chill during those winter months, fear not! The covered section is equipped with heating lamps. We remember showing up one winter day, and they were quick to get those lamps going, ensuring we were comfortable and cozy as we sipped our brews.

Speaking of winter adventures, we have a fantastic guide on hiking with dogs in winter!

Beers

Speaking of craft brews, let me tell you, their oatmeal stout is something of a legend. It has a rich, smooth flavor that pairs perfectly with a crisp winter day. We have yet to have the chance to sample their summer beers, but if they’re anything like the stout, they’re bound to be fantastic.

Directions

Getting there from Cook Forest is a breeze. Take 36N toward Leeper. At the four-way intersection in Leeper, make a left to hit 66S. Follow 66S for 10.5 miles, and Lost in the Wilds will be on your left!

Robyn and Pawd at Lost in the Wild Brewery which is one of the dog friendly breweries on this list

Hours*

  • Thursday: 4 PM-9 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM-10 PM
  • Saturday: 12 PM-10 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM-6 PM

*Hours change seasonally, so check their website to ensure they are open! They also close for the entire month of January.

So, next time you’re planning a weekend adventure, include a stop at Lost in the Wilds Brewing. It’s where good brews, great company, and happy pets come together!

2. Clarion River Brewing Compay

Situated at 600 Main St, Clarion, PA 16214, Clarion River Brewing Company is a microbrewery and restaurant with a solid reputation among beer enthusiasts and pet owners. 

Nestled in the heart of historic Clarion County, this brewery seamlessly blends the charm of the past with a vibrant, pet-friendly present.

Furry Details

They have an outdoor seating area. It’s not just humans who enjoy a refreshing drink here. Our furry friends are also cared for with water bowls brought out to quench their thirst. 

Do keep in mind, though, as far as we know, there are no outdoor heaters, so make sure you and your four-legged buddy are dressed weather-appropriately.

Beer

When it comes to their craft beer, there are a couple you can’t miss. But you might if you go in a different season! Clarion River Brewery keeps you on your toes with an ever-changing beer list. Some of our winter favorites were the ‘Winter Hearth‘ Porter and ‘The One That Got Away‘ Nitro Stout.

Directions

From Cook Forest, head northwest on PA-36N toward Forest Road. Follow this for 3.1 miles before turning left onto Miola Road. 

Stay on Miola Road for 11.3 miles (this road eventually turns into N 5th Avenue after the bridge crosses the Clarion River). 

Turn left onto Main Street and drive for 0.1 miles before seeing Clarion River Brewing Company on your right.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday: 4 PM – 8 PM
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:30 AM – 9 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 7PM

3. Mechanistic Brewing Co

Located at 538 Liberty Street, Clarion, PA 16214, Mechanistic Brewing is a small family-owned brewery that prides itself on its chemistry-focused approach to traditional and modern beer styles. 

This mom-and-pop nano brewery has carved a niche in the heart of Northwestern PA, offering a unique blend of science and craft brewing.

For an in-depth look into the hearts and minds behind Mechanistic Brewing Co., check out this wonderful article that delves into the owners’ journey and their passion for brewing.

Doggo Details

Dog lovers rejoice! Mechanistic Brewing Co. rolls out a warm welcome to our four-legged friends. Their pet-friendly outdoor area offers plenty of shade during those hot summer months.

However, they foster a family atmosphere, so you should plan accordingly if your dog prefers solitude over socializing.

Beer

When it comes to their craft beers, there are a couple you simply can’t miss. First, “FESTBIER” is a traditional German lager that will transport you straight to Oktoberfest. 

Then there’s “FOREIGN EXPORT STOUT,” a robust, full-bodied stout perfect for those who enjoy a darker, more intense brew.

Directions

  1. Head northwest on PA-36N for 3.1 miles
  2. Turn left onto Miola Road. 
  3. Stay on Miola Road for 11.2 miles (The road turns into N 5th Ave)
  4. Make a left onto Madison Road (before the first big intersection in town) and follow for 0.1 miles.
  5. Hang a left onto N 6th Ave.
  6. Make the next left onto Liberty Street.
  7. Mechanistic Brewing Company will be on your left.

Hours

  • Friday – Saturday: 5 PM – 9 PM (Winter hours)

4. Straubs Brewery

Nestled in the heart of St Marys, PA, at 303 Sorg Street, 444 Brusselles St, is a piece of brewing history – Straub Brewery. This family-owned gem has been crafting quality beers since 1872, making it one of the oldest continuously operating breweries in the United States.

The story of Straub Brewery begins with its founder, Peter Straub, a German immigrant who brought his passion for beer to Pennsylvania. Today, the legacy continues under the leadership of William Brock, the great-great-grandson of Peter Straub. The brewery remains a testament to its unwavering dedication to traditional brewing methods and high-quality ingredients.

One of my personal favorite beers, Straub Lager, is always stocked up in the fridge. But what truly sets Straub Brewery apart is the Eternal Tap. You walk in, and they offer you two free beers on the house if you can drink them within 15 minutes. 

Just remember, the Eternal Tap is a humans-only experience, so you’ll need to leave your furry friend behind to enjoy this unique tradition.

Doggo Experience

Straub Brewery is still a great place to visit with your dog. They provide picnic-style outdoor seating, with many grassy areas for your pet to roam around. And they’ve been known to bring out water bowls for their four-legged guests, ensuring you and your pet can enjoy your time there.

Beer

When it comes to their brews, Straub’s Lager is a must-try. It’s my personal favorite and tastes even better straight from the bottle. This classic American lager is crafted with a mix of barley malts, corn, and hops, resulting in a crisp, smooth beer that’s perfect for any occasion.

Directions

Straubs Brewery is located east of Cook Forest, about 1 hour away. To get there, follow these directions:

  1. Head northwest toward Forest Road, and take a slight right to jump onto Forest Road.
  2. Follow Forest Road for 5.8 miles.
  3. Turn right onto PA-66 N and continue for 22.7 miles.
  4. Turn right onto PA-948 S for 9.9 miles.
  5. Hang a left onto Long Level Road and follow for 0.6 miles.
  6. Make a right onto Water Street and continue for 2.7 miles.
  7. Make a slight right onto Hickory Street.
  8. Take the second left onto Cushing Avenue and continue for less than 0.1 miles to the following main road (Center St)
  9. Make a right onto West Center Street and follow for 0.3 miles.
  10. At the T-intersection, take a right onto Marvin Street, crossing over the Clarion River, and follow for 1.2 miles.
  11. Turn left onto PA-255 S (Powers Avenue) for 6.7 miles.
  12. Make a left onto Joseph Road and follow for 0.6 miles. At the next T, make a right onto N Michael Street.
  13. Follow N Michael for 0.7 miles.
  14. At the big intersection, continue straight (slightly right) onto N St. Marys St.
  15. Shortly after, at the railroad tracks, hang a left onto Railroad Street and make an immediate right onto S Micahel Street.
  16. Make a left onto Brusselles St at the next light and continue for 0.3 miles.
  17. Turn right onto Sorg Street, and Straub Brewery will be on your left.

Hours of Operation

Straubs Brewery has two buildings: The taproom and gift shop building and the Eternal Tap building (where you can take tours). Here are their hours:

Tap Room Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 11 AM – 7 PM
  • Sunday: 9 AM – 3 PM

Eternal Tap Room Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 4 PM

A Tail-Wagging Good Time: Tips for Visiting Breweries with Your Dog

Pawd and his ball waiting to go on a trip.

If you plan to take your pet to a public space, it’s essential to ensure that you and your furry friend have a great time. Remember to bring a dog bowl along, as some places might not have any, and you don’t want your pet to go without water, especially in hot weather.

It’s crucial to keep your dog on a leash and respect others’ space. While some dogs may be friendly, others might not be, so it’s important to respect everyone and understand that some dogs are still learning to be around people. By giving them space and the benefit of the doubt, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Lastly, it’s important to remind everyone about dog etiquette in public spaces. This includes cleaning up after your pet, keeping them away from prohibited areas, and being considerate of others and their pets. Following these guidelines can help create a positive environment for all.

Cheers To Dog Friendly Breweries Near Cook Forest!

Now that we’ve shared some helpful tips for ensuring a great time with your furry companions, it’s over to you. We can’t wait to hear about your pet-friendly adventures. 

So why not make a beeline for those dog-friendly breweries near Cook Forest that we mentioned? Brews, patio views, and wagging tails – what could be better? Whether you go solo or bring along your four-legged friend, you’ll make some pawsome memories.

And hey, remember to share your adventure stories with us. Did you discover a hidden gem of a trail? Or maybe you found a new favorite craft beer? We’re all ears (and tails). If you think we’ve missed a spot that deserves a shout-out, let us know in the comments below. 

Finally, if you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter. It’s packed with tips, tales, and the occasional tail-wagging tale. Plus, we’re always looking for new breweries to try out. Here’s to the road less traveled, the climb well worth it, and the refreshing pint waiting at the end of the day. Happy adventuring!

Looking for other stuff to do around Cook Forest? Check out our list of 32 things to do near Cook Forest.

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4 comments

  1. This is awesome! I see many posts on the sites I follow asking about dog friendly in the area. Please share!

  2. These are great but my one small complaint is they all serve alcohol. We don’t drink and have been trying to find pet friendly places we can go to. Do you have any recommendations? Thank you

    1. Hey there, Debbie!

      Glad you asked that question – it’s a great one! We’re always on the hunt for pet-friendly spots too. Just to get a clearer picture, are you thinking of a hearty meal or just a quick snack? And what time of the year are you planning your hike? Some joints around Cook Forest keep their doors closed during the winter months.

      I reckon this topic could be super useful for other adventure seekers like us too. We’re thinking of putting together a follow-up article on this soon, but in the meantime, I’ll definitely rustle up some recommendations for you.

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