Pub Passport - Discounts at Pubs and Breweries With Pup Passport | PDX

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Pub Passport - Discounts at Pubs and Breweries With Pup Passport | PDX

What is a Pub Passport?

A Pub Passport is a type of food and drink passport (either digital or as a physical book) that has a listing of participating pubs and breweries. Having an organized list makes finding new places to grab a pint fun and convenient. A pub pass sometimes also allows you to get discounts at each participating location.

Pup Passport is a popular pub passport, focusing on dog friendly locations, and is your best bet at getting discounts at local pubs, brewpubs and breweries. The PDX Pup Passport, can get you discounts at over 25 local pubs and breweries from Cannon Beach to Portland and more.

We couldn’t resist, sometimes PUP passport is misheard as PUB passport in passing. We respect both pubs and pups. Grab yourself a Pub Passport today, I mean, a PUP passport, and visit over 30 participating brewery locations and brewpubs!

What is the difference between Pubs, Breweries, Microbreweries, and Brewpubs?

What is a Brewery?

A brewery is a business entity established to make and sell beer, according to Breweries are those places you see with all the fancy metal tanks and equipment inside, where they mix and ferment hops and other ingredients to make and sell beer.

What is a Microbrewery?

A microbrewery, also commonly referred to as a Craft Brewery, is any brewery that produces small amounts of beer, and is often independently owned. Craft breweries are generally thought of and marketed as emphasizing a culture of enthusiasm, with new and unique flavors, and a use a variety of brewing techniques to achieve their craft. Craft beers tend to have a shorter shelf life due to the increased hop content, so typically craft breweries only distribute beer locally.

Some examples include Rogue Ales and Hopworks Urban Brewery.

Inside Rogue Ales Brewery

What is a Pub?

pub is also a licensed establishment similar to a brewery, but they focus on the sale of alcoholic drinks rather than the production of such drinks. A pub is short for Public House. Pubs are generally very welcoming to families and even dogs, for those that have outside patios, because they sometimes sell food in addition to alcohol. You can sit down at a pub and grab a drink and eat food. Pubs that don't serve their own food will allow you to bring in your own. If you were looking for a pub pass, you’d be interested in something that takes you to local pubs and gets you discounts at each pub. 

Hopworks Pub Image

What is a brewpub?

A brewpub is a hybrid between a brewery and a restaurant. Brewery plus pub equals brewpub! Yeah I hate math too but I don’t mind in this case. To recap, a brewery brews the beer, a pub is a place you drink beer (and eat food), and a pub is called a brewpub it they brew beer on site. Cool!

What is a pub passport?

Ok, so what is a pub passport, or pub pass for short? The idea of a pub passport isn’t necessarily new. I think you understand the pub part now, so let’s get the passport part. Without relating to alcohol, when someone talks about a passport, they’re probably talking about a legal document that a person would carry with them to an airport, typically used when visiting other countries, as a form of personal documentation. Back in the day, you would actually get your passport stamped when you visit a new country.  Now days it's all digital, so no more stamps.

So really, a pub passport is like a regular passport, except you’re visiting pubs, brewpubs, and breweries instead of the airport! If a passport takes you to new countries, a pub passport takes you to new pubs.

Pub Passport Image


What is a Beer Passport?

A beer passport is another name for a pub pass. A beer passport takes you to local breweries, craft breweries, pubs, and brewpubs - or simply put, a beer passport takes you to places that make and serve beer just like a pub passport. Call it whatever you want, just get out there and drink beer at your favorite pub!


Why use a pub pass?

A pub passport is a fun way to explore new pubs and breweries. This is typically something you’d get if you travel and want to find quality stops, or if you want to get our and do something fun. The other reason to use a pub pass is to get discounts at local pubs and breweries. Not all passports offer a discount program, however. Pup Passport is an example of a passport program that gets you discounts at each pub and brewery you visit, currently based in Portland Oregon. We just so happen to feature breweries and brewpubs that allow dogs at their outdoor patios! 


Where can I get a pub passport?

Pup Passport is an example of a pub passport for dog lovers. It gives you all the discounts you could ask for, and is great for all people, not just dog lovers. It takes you to breweries that allow dogs on their outdoor patios. This is especially useful for dog owners in the PNW and around PDX who travel, hike, and camp with their dogs. It is also a great gift idea and makes a great date night. Portlanders can grab a drink with their pups at over 35 participating locations from Cannon beach to Portland and more. 

Hopworks Urban Brewery Pub Passport