Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Pet Shop Owner Creates Beer For Dogs

I didn't get this from The Onion, it's a real news story:

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt.

"Once a year we go to Austria to hunt with our dogs, and at the end of the day we sit on the verandah and drink a beer. So we thought, my dog also has earned it," she said.

Berenden consigned a local brewery to make and bottle the nonalcoholic beer, branded as Kwispelbier. It was introduced to the market last week and advertised it as "a beer for your best friend."

"Kwispel" is the Dutch word for wagging a tail.

The beer is fit for human consumption, Berenden said. But at euro1.65 ($2.14) a bottle, it's about four times more expensive than a Heineken.

Actually, a very sweet story, and if you've ever hunted with dogs, you realize how hard they work. Nice to be appreciative. I'd make the beer alcoholic, though.


I wonder if this would be cat safe... I bet Chonger would love a beer!

The Chonger loves beer, or at least he did when I lived there. He also liked Jim Beam. He licked each off of my finger when I offered it to him. He turned his nose up at water, though.....
Kwispelbier - never heard of this one, I need to try it out, though!
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