2020 Summer Brewery Tour

This is going to be a weird summer for us. After five years of partnering with local breweries, and getting together with friends and supporters, we face the possibility that none of that will happen this summer. Our early brewery tour events have been cancelled as taprooms cope with the new Covid 19 restrictions. And we just don’t know what the rest of the summer will look like, or when things might get back to normal.

For now, all we can do is THANK those breweries that had agreed to partner with us this year and ask you to continue to support them if you can. Here’s a list of the breweries that we would have visited this summer on our tour, and the to go, pick up and delivery options available for you to still enjoy some great local brews! We’ll stay on top of the ever-changing situation, and when things open back up, we’ll look forward to seeing you again for a nice, cold beer.











Please check websites for pick up and to go beer, and the latest info on reopening plans and schedules.

For now, enjoy the following recaps from past years’ brewery events.
If you feel so inclined to drop us a donation for old time’s sake,
we’d greatly appreicate that too.



Sunday, September 29

Our finale event at Modist Brewing was one big pawty! We gave away extra special raffle prizes, and guests took part in the huge silent auction. It was a wonderful way to wrap up our 2019 Summer Brewery Tour. Thanks for joining us!

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge

Tuesday, September 10

A warm summer night at LynLake Brewery brought dog lovers and supporters out for another event. Lots of  dogs met potential adopters and everyone had a great night!

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge

Saturday, August 2

It felt like the perfect summer day at Headflyer Brewing. The doors were open, the beer was great, and dogs and humans enjoyed a fabulous afternoon supporting rescue. Thanks for coming!

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge

Wednesday, August 7

New to the Summer Brewery Tour this year, Unmapped Brewing Co. did not disappoint: great beer on the west side of town and awesome hospitality – thank you!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Sunday, July 28

BIG THANKS to Sociable Cider Werks
for hosting us on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. We had a packed house of our best friends and enjoyed visiting with so many supporters. Again, thanks for coming!

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge


Saturday, July 13

Despite the brutally hot weather, we had a great time at St. Paul Brewing. Adoptable Cleo made her first public appearance, and Derby made his last as he went home with his forever family!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Look for our photographer taking more photos like these at upcoming events. Your dog could end up in our 2020 calendar!

Wednesday, June 26

We love Indeed Brewing Company! From the awesome patio, to the amazing beer, to the donation of 100% of profits from the night…we couldn’t possibly ask for a more perfect evening! A huge thanks to everyone who came out to spend some time with us!

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge

Thursday, June 20

The night at Able Seedhouse was special as it marked our first event with live music. Friends and dogs had a great evening socializing as we raised money for rescue. Thanks and see you next time!

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge

Sunday, June 2

It was a beautiful day to be out on the patio at Omni Brewing Co. We were joined by Beer Paws Dog Treats and Craft Catering mobile Kitchen which made for an extra fun afternoon. Thank you all for your support!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Saturday, May 18

We officially kicked of our Summer Brewery Tour at Lakes & Legends and had a blast reconnecting with friends from last summer. We can’t wait to spend more summer days on the patio with you, and keep sharing your photos on FB and IG #saveabullmn #pintsforpitbulls


Saturday, October 6

That’s a wrap! For the last stop on our 2018 Summer Brewery Tour we hit up Headflyer Brewing and had a fantastic finale event. We can’t thank you enough for coming to this or any one of our other events this summer and making our fundraising goals achievable. See you again in 2019!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Wednesday, September 26

Fall was in the air as we gathered at Back Channel Brewing Co. 

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge

Friday, September 14

We had a great day at Inbound Brewco!  The brewery was packed with dog-loving friends and we all raised a glass to support rescue. It was the perfect Friday night yappy hour, thanks for coming!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Saturday, August 25

Cold beer and lots and lots of pups filled the patio at  56 Brewing for a perfect Saturday afternoon. Our thanks goes out to everyone who came and continues to support us. There are only three more stops left and we hope to see you again at all of them!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Sunday, August 12

It was a wonderful day filled with lots of puppy kisses at Sociable Cider Werks. The hot weather didn’t keep friends from coming out to support rescue with a refreshing cider. Thanks for joining us!

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge

Sunday, July 29

Another fun brewery event in the books! LynLake Brewery invited us into the taproom and on the beautiful rooftop patio to enjoy yet another amazing summer day. Thanks for joining us once again.

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Sunday, July 15

Thanks for joining us at Utepils Brewing. It was a beautiful day to sit outside on the banks of the river and enjoy the summer weather with fellow dog lovers and supporters!

Photos by Sara Boutros

Wednesday, June 27

Thank you Indeed Brewing Company for donating 100% of profits from the night to rescue! And thanks to everyone who came out to grab a beer, buy raffle tickets and support Save-a-Bull Rescue in general – with your help we raised a ton of money at this stop on our brewery tour. And that money will go a long way to help the dogs that need us. It’s been a great summer so far, we hope to see many of you again and again at an upcoming brewery!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Sunday, June 3

If you missed our brewery tour event at Omni Brewing, you missed a huge party! We had a record turn out of friends and dogs of all shapes and sizes and everyone had a blast! Thank you to everyone from Dogs of MSP for joining us at this event, we hope to see you again at more breweries this summer!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Saturday, May 19

Under dark skies we hoped for the best in the parking lot at Wabasha Brewing Company. The weather held out and lots of friends showed up to celebrate and support rescue. Thank you for coming and making this St. Paul stop on the tour a great success!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens

Sunday, May 6

We had an amazing kick off event at Lakes & Legends Brewing Company. One of the afternoon’s highlights was a young supporter who came to donate $150 of his birthday money to the dogs in rescue. Thank you everyone who came to support us. If every day is going to be this good, we think it’s going to be an awesome summer!

Photos by Jeremy Wiens


Sunday, September 17

Our finale event at NorthGate Brewing was exactly what you’d expect: lots of beer, friends, dogs, prizes and sunshine to wrap up our Summer Brewery Tour. Our biggest thanks to everyone who came to support us at one, or more, events over the summer. With your support, and the generosity of our brewery partners, we raised more than $14,000 that will help us give dogs in need a second chance. THANK YOU for making that possible, we can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Photos by Jeremy Weins

Thursday, August 17

Even though we were dog-free at this stop on our brewery tour, we still had an amazing time! It was fun to be on the St. Paul side of town and make a ton of new friends. We hope you’ll follow us back over the river for another fun day on a brewery patio. Thanks for coming!

Photos by Sabrina Grubidge


Sunday, August 6

Thank you to Boom Island Brewing for having us back for a second time this summer. We got chased inside by the rain for a few minutes but got to spend a great afternoon outside with many of our favorite people! It was extra fun to see several former SAB puppies who are all grown up and happy in their forever homes!

Photos by Jeremy Weins


Wednesday, July 26

Thanks for joining us at Lakes & Legends for another glorious summer evening! The place was hopping with dogs, friends and supporters of rescue and we were thrilled to see so many friends returning. We can’t wait to see you all again soon.

Photos by Jeremy Weins



Sunday, July 9

It was one of the nicest afternoons of the summer so far and tons of friends came out to support rescue. Thank you for coming, bringing your dogs and hanging out on the patio with us. We’re honored that you keep coming back and can’t wait to see you at the next brew tour stop!

Photos by Jess Florek

Wednesday, June 21

We had a blast at the PACKED event at Indeed! So many people and pets showed up to support us, we couldn’t have been more proud. Special thanks to Indeed for donating 100% of the profits from the night to rescue.

Photos by Jeremy Weins

Tuesday, June 6

What a great turnout at LynLake on a Tuesday night! It was the perfect summer night in the open taproom and on the roof top patio. Check out some of the fun we had and thanks again for coming!


Save-a-Bull and our volunteers can’t thank you enough for joining us on the inaugural 2016 Summer Brewery. Because of your support, and the breweries that hosted us, we were able to raise more than $12,000 to help dogs in need!

Take a look at some of the fun we had, then join us on the 2017 Summer Brewery tour!


NorthGate Brewing and the Fetch warehouse were overflowing with dogs and friends at our last brewery tour event. The silent auction had lots of great items up for bids and we were able to raise even more money for rescue. While we’re sad the tour is over, we couldn’t have had more fun at our finale event of the summer. Thanks for joining us!


What a wonderful afternoon we had at Boom Island Brewing! The fall weather was crisp and cool and we enjoyed the warm company of fellow dog lovers and rescue supporters. We gave away some great new prizes, including a huge dog bed, and had some amazing Cajun food. See you at our last event on October 2nd!


Thank you Burning Brothers Brewing for allowing to pack your small space! There was no lack of great beer, CUTE puppies and good times at the gluten-free brewery. We met a lot of new faces at this stop and we hope to see you again next time, thanks for your support!



The weather didn’t dampen our spirits and we want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who came out in the rain to support rescue at our Summit tour stop! This was by far the busiest event of the tour so far and we had a great time visiting with old and new friends – we hope to see you all again at the next event!


What a great place for a dog-filled evening, thank you Lynlake for opening your doors just for us! It was a great place to stay cool, from the open air tap room to the glorious roof top deck, dogs and people had a great time and lingered way past the end of the event!



It was one of the hottest days of the summer so far, but we were as cool as can be inside Sisyphus Brewing. Those that signed up for our email list had a chance to win special prizes (sign up for your next opportunity!) and we were lucky to have several Save-a-Bull alumni stop by for the first time. See you at LynLake!


It was a beautiful night to be outside at 612 Brew. We had a small but regular crowd of dog lovers who have been following the tour all summer. We gave away some awesome prizes and have more lined up for our next stop. Make sure to join us!



It was a beautiful, hot summer day to be out on the patio with our dogs! We had the added fun of bocce ball and bag toss as well as the first photo booth at an event – which led to some great fun and outtakes, see them here. Also, enjoy some Instagram love from the event. Thanks for coming and for sharing – see you next time!



We had a small but really fun turnout at Excelsior Brewing on our last tour date. We gave away a ton of great raffle prizes and drank some amazing beers. The night was beautiful and many of us went on a stroll down to the lake to end the evening – perfect. Thanks for coming, see you next time!

NorthGateBrewing WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

Thank you for coming to our first Summer Brewery Tour event! It was a hot night of raffle prizes, great food from Pharaoh‘s Gyros, and plenty of socializing for people and dogs alike. The cold beer kept the party going – thank you NorthGate for having us, we look forward to coming back again for our brewery tour finale event in October.


Boom Island Brewing Pints and Pups May 14, 2016 Thank you to Boom Island Brewing for inviting us to participate in their second annual Pints and Pups event. We’re looking forward to coming back in September on one of the stops on our Summer Brewery Tour!
Summer 2015 We’ve enjoyed many afternoons on a deck or patio at some great local breweries. We’re looking forward to another summer of friends, fun, dogs and community.