Anyone with canines knows that on occasion their pet will jump at the opportunity to eat the food in their plate. Dogs love the taste and it beats the regular dog food diet any day. To compensate for the routine meal, dog food companies are known for creating recipes that mirror human dishes, ala turkey and rice, beef and cheese, etc. Apparently, that’s not enough. It seems like someone figured their four-legged friends needed to add another dimension to their menus: beer. That’s right, you can now purchase a “forty” for man’s best friend.
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.
What will they think of next?
Pet shop owner creates beer for dogs