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Grab a Beer and Bring your Dog – Dog Friendly Breweries in Fort Collins

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Puppy joining in on the tree pose with the rest of the yoga class in Maxline Brewing on Feb. 10, 2019. (Clara Scholtz | Collegian)

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As dog owners we want our furry family members to be able to come along for the adventure, but when restrictions don’t allow it like leash laws, avalanche conditions or simply the heat, make sure to bring them for the beer afterwards. All around Fort Collins dog friendly breweries can be found, below are Moose and I’s favorites. Be sure to check what is allowed and what is not along with hours on the breweries websites. And as always if you do bring your pup along please be responsible for them.

Husband and wife and co-founders of Maxline Brewing, Kevin Gearhardt and Cathy Morgan, opened the brewery this past summer. Photo credit: Max Sundberg

Maxline Brewery

This cozy brewery makes you feel right at home. The owners Cathy Morgan and Kevin Gearhardt started brewing Maxline Beers in 2012 and came up with an amazing community focused business that can be enjoyed by all. Come on down and enjoy one of their beers from a Blueberry Lime Sour to your classic IPA. Watch for events like puppy yoga as well!    

New Belgium

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Some people discuss after getting their New Belgium beers. (Devin Cornelius | Collegian)

Starting in a basement, Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan came out of the dark and into the light starting New Belgium in 1991 and since has been a big part of the Fort Collins community. From the first brew of Fat Tire amber ale, to their Voodoo Ranger, to the Hemperor, New Belgium always is bringing new ideas and flavors to their beers.

Intersect Brewing

Join other Fort Collins locals at this fine beer establishment. In 2007 the owners moved their two children out to Colorado and in 2016 they decided to share their brewing techniques with the surrounding community. With 10 beers on a rotating tap you’ll be sure to find a tasty beverage for yourself while hanging out with your dog.   

Horse and Dragon

Looking for a classic family run brewery? Head into Horse and Dragon’s taproom where the beer has flowed since 2014 under owners Tim and Carol Cochran. Horse and Dragon gives it beer drinkers a friendly place to enjoy one of their many brews. They have it all from your cold day beer the Snug, a vanilla caramel double cream ale, to the Impish Iguana IPA, to their well known coffee stout Sad Panda.


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DEVIN CORNELIUS, Digital Managing Editor
Devin Cornelius is the digital managing editor for The Collegian. He is a fifth-year computer science major from Austin, Texas. He moved to Colorado State University and started working for The Collegian in 2017 as a photographer. His passion for photography began in high school, so finding a photography job in college was one of his top priorities. He primarily takes sports photos, volleyball being his favorite to shoot. Having been on The Collegian staff for 4 1/2 years, he's watched the paper evolve from a daily to a weekly paper, and being involved in this transition is interesting and exciting. Although Cornelius is a computer science major, his time at The Collegian has been the most fulfilling experience in his college career — he has loved every second. From working 12-hour days to taking photos in Las Vegas for the Mountain West Conference, he cannot think of a better place to work. Working as a photographer for The Collegian pushed him outside of his comfort zone, taking him places that he never expected and making him the photographer he is today. As the digital managing editor, Cornelius oversees the photos, graphics and social media of The Collegian along with other small tech things. Working on the editorial staff with Katrina Leibee and Serena Bettis has been super fun and extremely rewarding, and together they have been pushing The Collegian toward being an alt-weekly. Outside of The Collegian, he enjoys playing volleyball, rugby, tumbling and a variety of video games. When in Austin, you can find him out on the lake, wake surfing, wake boarding and tubing. You can expect that Cornelius and the rest of The Collegian staff will do their best to provide you with interesting and exciting content.

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