Rogue is Going to the Dogs

A pup waits patiently for its owner to return at Rogue Brewery

A pup waits patiently for its owner to return at Rogue Brewery

NEWPORT, OR – Join us on the beautiful Yaquina Bay, May 16-17 for the 8th annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest, the largest dog-beer festival in the world.

Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest honors the memory of Brewer, the beloved black lab of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier who passed away in April 2006. Brewer grew up inside the Rogue Brewery and rose through the ranks to become Chairman of the Board, a title he still holds today.

Held inside the Rogue Brewery, the festival includes 50+ microbrews and dog inspired entertainment like: dog Olympics, dog dancing, dog musical chairs, Brewer look-a-like contests and dog washes. There are also door prizes, local food, live music, and arts & crafts.

This year’s participating breweries include: Track Town, Coalition, Green Dragon Brew Crew, Three Mugs, Two Kilts, Backwoods, Fort George, Columbia River, Rusty Truck, Double Mountain, Newport Brewing Company, Buckman Botanical, Twisted Snout, Sea Dog, Wolf Tree, Lagunitas, Left Coast, Leavenworth, Mt. Hood, Dogfish, Silver Moon, Brew Dog, Old Town, Humboldt, and Rogue Ales.

Musical acts will include: The Purple Cats, CRC Reunion, Froggy and the Blues Evolution, Bump Kitchen, and Ty Curtis. Both evenings will conclude with a toast to Brewer.

$5 entry for adults 21+. Dogs get in free when accompanied by a human.

                      Celebrating a long day of dog dress up contests                           

                    Celebrating a long day of dog dress up contests                           

Join us at the Rogue Brewery:
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, Oregon
May 16th – Doors open at 4:00pm
May 17th – Doors open at 12:00pm
Proceeds benefit Lincoln County Animal Charities

For more information call 503-227-3761 or visit

Thanks to our sponsors: Food Services of America, KG Specialties, Rogue Creamery, Mo's Restaurants, Local Ocean Seafoods, Columbia Distributing, Thompson's Sanitary Services, and Holiday Inn Express.