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Published on August 8, 2017 2:22PM

Pints and pooches will share top billing this weekend as Rogue Ales & Spirits hosts its inaugural Dog Days of Summer festival.

The two-day party is the latest incarnation of what began as Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest, an event dedicated to Rogue Brewmaster John Maier’s late dog, Brewer. The festival will feature many of the same well-loved elements, including dog-inspired events and live music, but with a beer lineup that exclusively features Oregon Coast microbrews.

Alongside beers from Rogue itself, guests can enjoy brews from Buoy and Fort George of Astoria; De Garde of Tillamook; Pelican of Pacific City; Rusty Truck of Lincoln City; Newport’s Bier One; Wolf Tree of Seal Rock; and Yachats Brewing Co.

A full slate of canine-centered activities will include professional dog photography, seminars on how to make your hound internet famous, dog owner look-alike contests and doggy Olympics.

The festival will run from 5 to 10 pm on Friday, Aug. 11, and noon to 10 pm on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Rogue Ales Brewery, 2320 OSU Drive.

Admission is $5, but free for kids and dogs.

Proceeds will benefit local animal charities including Oregon Coast Therapy Animals, Lincoln County Animal Shelter, Friends of Lincoln County Animals, plus Portland Animal Welfare Team, Imagine Peace for Pups and Deaf Dogs of Oregon.

Music lineup

Steve Sloan Band: classic rock

Robbie Laws: blues

Ronnie Jay Duo: New Wave Swing

Louis and the Geezer: blues-rock

Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys: blues-rock

Rock & Roll Cowboys: country rock

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