Overview of Sleepy Dog Brewing
The first time I was introduced to Sleepy Dog Brewery was a few years ago at an Irish Cultural festival in downtown Phoenix. They had a booth where we could get samples of their local craft beers for tickets. I have since visited their tasting room/bar in Tempe quite a few times and decided to share my Sleepy Dog Brewing Review with you today.
They are a relatively young craft brewing operation, having been established in 2007. Sleepy has a good selection of beers that they have brewed and it’s nice to see them showing up in other bars around town.
Types of beers
- Yellow #1 – Light American Lager
- Dog Pound – Pale Ale
- Monje Azul (Seasonal) – Belgian Blonde Ale Style
- Hefeweizen – German Wheat Style Ale
- Scootcher – Scottish Amber Ale
- Red Rover – Irish Red Ale
- Tail Chaser – American IPA
- Wet Snout – Milk Stout
Rating Sleepy Dog Brewing
I’ve never had an issue finding a suitable parking spot when visiting Sleepy Dog. They are in an area that I would categorize as an industrial area. Ironically, they are located right next door to a company that administers the interlock devices.
Once you step inside the unassuming front door you find a very small and quaint tasting area. There are a couple of TVs for watching sport events or movies to entertain yourself. There are restrooms and then the rest of the area is completely overtaken by the operations of a functioning brewery.
Sleepy Dog is a very inviting area and a relaxed place to go with some friends and catch up with a delicious craft beer brewed right there. It’s what you might consider as a very bright neighborhood pub.
If you’re lucky, you might even be able to run into one of the owners/brew masters and talk shop a little bit about their craft; which I’ve done a couple of times.
The service is very good, served with a smile and very friendly. One definite plus is they have all been very knowledgeable about the beers that are made and served there.
As you may have noticed with the other breweries that we’ve discussed here at the Microbrewing Corner, some of them have a full time kitchen to make your typical bar fare as well as some of the specialty plates and appetizers to try with your craft beer.
You will not find this at Sleepy Dog Brewing. If you want food, you have to bring it yourself or have some local place deliver the food to you at Sleepy.
I have not ever ordered food to be delivered there, but simply had a beer or two to start off the evening and then moved onto some other place. It’s understandable why they don’t serve food since the real estate and time would have to be taken from the brewing of beer to make some appetizers.