Friday, August 19, 2011

Ribbon Cutting at Laughing Dog Brewing’s New Brewery

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce Laughing Dog Brewing’s Ribbon Cutting at their new location. On the eve of the arrival of six new tanks, and the ever growing brewery that was started for fun for both owners Fred Colby and Michelle Douglass, Laughing Dog Brewing celebrated their new home at 1109 Fontaine Rd in Ponderay. Their new facility is equipped with a new and improved brewery and a tap room that can house hundreds of beer lovers.

The fun keeps growing for Fred and Michelle and so does production. The six new tanks include five 30 barrel (BBL) fermenters and one 30 BBL brite beer tank. This will take Laughing Dog Brewing’s production up to 750 BBLs a month. In their first year, they produced roughly 1,000 BBL of beer and next year. With four even larger tanks on the way, 60 BBL, they will be brewing 1,000 BBLs a month by the first of next year.

Laughing Dog Brewing’s success has seen them expand their reach to 30 states so far. They are Idaho’s first brewery that is legally able to export internationally and recently entered the Canadian market. With their growth, they have projected that in three years time they will no longer be in the “Microbrewery” category and will be categorized as a “Regional brewery” with over 15,000 BBLs being produced a year.

Help Laughing Dog Brewing celebrate their success on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 11a.m.-10p.m. at their new brewery location on 1109 Fontaine Rd in Ponderay for their 6th Anniversary of being in business. To mark six years in business, they are barbequing six pigs, releasing this year’s anniversary beer, St Benny’s Hoppy Monk, a Belgian IPA, and other specialty beers. Live music will accompany the BBQ all day long. You will not want to miss this celebration!

Please join the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce in wishing Laughing Dog Brewing continued success and congratulating them on their new location. Visit them at their new home, 1109 Fontaine Rd, Ponderay, ID 83852 or online at For more information, call Laughing Dog Brewing at 208-263-9222.

In photo: From left to right Chamber Ambassador Carol Warren, Owner Michelle Douglass, State Representative George Eskridge, Ambassadors Clem Hackworthy and Erin Butler, Chamber Chairmen of the Board Clif Warren, Owner Fred Colby, and Ambassador Peggy Shadel.