This puppy passport will get you discounts at dog-friendly craft breweries in Seattle
Puppy passport is a digital guide to getting discounts at breweries that allow dogs. The aptly named Pup Passport features only dog-friendly breweries and officially launched in Seattle on July 1, 2022, after opening in Portland Oregon in July 2021. Pup Passport members get 50% off their first pint at 20 breweries around Seattle, with more breweries and cider houses expected to be added soon.
“Seattle has a rich canine and craft beer culture, so expanding into Seattle was a natural fit,” said founder Cambrie Burns.
This Seattle Brewery Passport isn’t just for dog owners. Many people in Seattle and Portland use their brewery passport even if they don’t own a dog because of the convenience of the digital card and drink discount.
“A brewery told us you can bring your duck or alligator if you want, as long as they’re well behaved,” says co-founder Steve Guarino. Participating Seattle breweries include Great Notion, Locust Cider, Seattle Cider Company, Bad Jimmy’s, Bainbridge, PostDoc, West Seattle Brewing Co, and more. Monthly and annual passports are available.
Couple Steve Guarino and Cambrie Burns created Pup Passport after adopting their five-month-old puppy, Riley, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple frequented the Portland brewery scene and wanted to know where they could take Riley. They quickly learned that most brewery websites didn’t mention whether they allowed dogs, so the couple often had to call ahead to find out. Pup Passport takes the guesswork out.
“Why not make it so everyone can use it, and maybe get breweries to offer discounts too?” says Guarino
The couple are delighted to wed on July 15 this year, with Riley set to be the ring bearer.
In Portland, Oregon, Pup Passport recently partnered with the Oregon Humane Society and Threshold Brewing to bring Portlanders a delicious summer beer collaboration: Good Dog Guava. Good Dog Guava is a passion fruit and guava infusion that’s perfect for summer and can be purchased at bottle shops around Portland, including Threshold Brewing’s Tavern in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood, and is available at select bottle stores in Washington. The box artwork features the dog Riley from Pup Passport, as well as the puppy Hazel from Threshold with the Portland cityscape and sunset in the background. 5% of beer sales are donated to help OHS furry friends.
Pup Passport is an example of a craft brewery digital passport. Other pub pass, pint pass, beer passport and hop passport schemes have come and gone over the years, offering physical booklets as guides to the brewing scene.
“We were asked if we will ever have a physical passport available,” Guarino said. “Booklets become obsolete the second you print them. Having a digital passport means we can make changes at any time: improve the look, add features, add breweries and remove those that have gone out of business. »
Guarino mentioned that his Portland Passport launched with 20 breweries and now has 50 a year later. The Seattle Pup Passport can be purchased from the Pup Passport website for $25 for an annual passport, starting at $5 per month for their monthly plans.