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Our Story

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The Story of Laughing Dogs

When we found out that Hayesville Brewing Company was for sale in January 2023, we left our careers in Atlanta for the opportunity to brew beer in this lovely mountain town. It was one of the only breweries we had visited, and we really liked all of the beers. 


We changed the name of the brewery when we acquired it to Laughing Dogs Brewing. We are located on Tusquittee Street, which means "Where the Water Dogs Laughed" in Cherokee Indian Folklore. According to the legend, "water dogs" are salamanders. We decided to use our four-legged dogs instead for our logo. 

The taproom is intimate and unique with cow pasture views and a large outdoor area to enjoy your beer.  It is very rewarding to hear visitors stop in for a beer and tell us what a "great little place" we have here. 

We have partnered with Smoke & Sass Barbecue food truck to ensure that we have a good food option on site. 

outdoor seating at laughing dogs brewing
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