Introducing Pup Passport, The Dog Friendly Brewery Passport [Press Release]
The Portland Pup Passport is a new digital guide to deals and savings at dog friendly breweries, taprooms and cideries around Portland and the Oregon coast. Pup Passport launched on July 9th this year (2021) with a whopping 25 breweries to choose from including many big names like Rogue, Pelican, Ecliptic, Hopworks, Stormbreaker, Migration, and more. Each location on the passport has been verified dog friendly. No more calling ahead or leaving your furry friend behind! Pup Passport donates 5% of their sales to Oregon Humane Society. Some months later, Pup Passport has over 30 breweries to choose from.
Local couple Stephen Guarino and Cambrie Burns came up with the idea to start the Pup Passport after adopting a puppy named Riley a few months back. They wanted to bring their new pup out to eat and drink with them, but didn’t know where to start. Oregon pubs have been famously dog friendly, but it’s hard to know when and where you can bring a dog especially with food service, crowds and kids thrown into the mix. The Pup Passport will not only guide you to good places to take your dog, but give you incentives to visit them while benefiting animal related causes. "It was also important to us to help the smaller breweries. We want to help the community and make a great experience for everyone," says Guarino.
After purchasing the $25 passport on their website, you get immediate access to a digital list of participating locations each offering their own deal. Many breweries have more than one location which means you can choose from almost 40 places to get a drink with your pup. There are also a handful of non-brewery partners offering discounts to dog owners such as Next Adventure, Cycle Dog Tavern, Shampooch, Surfs Pup, Portland Pet Food Company, and more. For example: Migration Brewing is offering happy hour pricing on food and drinks. Rogue is offering $4 Dead Guy Ale pints. Binary Brewing and Uptown Beer Co are giving away pint glasses with any $5 purchase. Other folks are giving away dog bandanas, some people are doing 1, 2, and $3 off first pint, others are doing $1 first pints, Discounts on to-go beer, discounts on online beer orders, etc. Most breweries average $5 worth of deals per location (some have more, some have less).
“Since Portland has a huge craft brewery scene, breweries were the intuitive focus,” says co-founder Steve Guarino. “We also thought it would be cool for people with a passport to get some kind of offer or discount when they arrive. Additionally we wanted to make a digital passport rather than a physical one to make it easy for people to use and so that they could navigate to the breweries on their phones. Being digital also means we can add breweries and partners later on.” The couple hopes to expand the passport to other major Oregon cities, and even to other states in the future.
The idea of a pub pass isn’t necessarily new. A pub pass is a guide to local places that serve alcohol, can be digital or appear as a physical booklet, may or may not offer prizes or discounts, are sometimes themed, and are generally grouped by region. Pup Passport is the newest pub pass to hit the scene. Pup Passport is digital, making it easy to add more locations as time goes on and allows you to navigate directly to the pubs from your smartphone. Not only does Pup Passport get you discounts at over 30 breweries, but each location has been hand picked and verified dog friendly. No more calling ahead, and no more leaving your furry friend behind!
Get yourself a Pup Passport today!