Laughing Dog brewery & tap room, Sandpoint, Idaho

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billk
beers 353 º places 60 º 23:04 Sat 7/14/2012

is now on my, see you when I'm in town list.
For years I avoided the place not thinking much of their offerings. Today there was a decent Pils and a new "single hop" IPA that were pretty good.
Keep up the good works Fred.

 
brewtopian
beers 2 º 08:03 Sun 7/15/2012

I love the new tap room and its always a blast hanging out with Fred. Best reason to visit the tap room is enjoying a glass of Sneaky Pete.

Also, if you're headed to Northern Idaho don't miss Selkirk Abbey in Post Falls. Rob and Jeff have really done an amazing job creating the only all Belgian style brewery in the Northwest and the tap room is super swank.

 
javit
08:14 Sun 7/15/2012

Might be heading over to Post Falls today, thanks for the heads up!

 
Beerona97
beers 2399 º places 114 º 11:39 Sun 7/15/2012

Anyone going to Post Falls is probably going to go to Enoteca as well, but if you aren't familiar with it, it's a must.

Pretty sure they are still closed on Sun and Mon though, which is always a huge dissapointment if I'm going down 90 on one of those days.

As for Laughing Dog, I never had a bad beer from them and always enjoyed the atmosphere greatly.

Hell, while we're on the subject, Mickduff's in Sandpoint isn't a bad little brewpub either. Standard beer fare, some occasional gems, pretty good food.

 
billk
beers 353 º places 60 º 15:36 Sun 7/15/2012

Originally posted by brewtopian
I love the new tap room and its always a blast hanging out with Fred. Best reason to visit the tap room is enjoying a glass of Sneaky Pete.

Also, if you're headed to Northern Idaho don't miss Selkirk Abbey in Post Falls. Rob and Jeff have really done an amazing job creating the only all Belgian style brewery in the Northwest and the tap room is super swank.

Attended the opening. I'm going to suggest to them they actually keep at least one real Belgian on tap. Can you imagine a DeRanke XX, Petrus, or perhaps a good Gueuze on tap in N Idaho!? I think I'd piss myself.

 
billk
beers 353 º places 60 º 15:38 Sun 7/15/2012

Originally posted by javit
Might be heading over to Post Falls today, thanks for the heads up!

The place is on the S side of Seltice about 1/2 mile W of Huetter road.

 
brewtopian
beers 2 º 15:42 Sun 7/15/2012

As far as I know DeRanke and Petrus aren't actually available in N Idaho at the moment and I can't think of a single Gueze draft available anywhere in the state. it would be great though

 
billk
beers 353 º places 60 º 15:43 Sun 7/15/2012

Stopped by Mick Duff's yesterday. The place was packed. Although OK, I was never really impressed with their brews.

Here's a pic of LD's taps.

 
billk
beers 353 º places 60 º 15:51 Sun 7/15/2012

Originally posted by brewtopian
As far as I know DeRanke and Petrus aren't actually available in N Idaho at the moment and I can't think of a single Gueze draft available anywhere in the state. it would be great though

Idaho doesn't carry an Armagnac I'd like to drink either but online purchases (add $25 per bottle) are at least legal here.
I hope to make my annual trek to Portland this summer. There will be a whole bunch of booze returning on my return trip if I do.