Pet Shop Owner Creates "Kwispelbier" ... a Beer for Dogs?!
Posted by: Todd on Monday - January 22, 2007 - 14:56 UTC
Topic Origin: Beer Talk
Now here's a really stupid idea, but some insane dog (and beer) lover out there will no doubt think otherwise. Yes, a beer for dogs made from beef extract and malt. Well, that doesn't really make it a beer, simply because it's not fermented, but that didn't stop Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the town of Zelhem, who created a non-alcoholic beer for her Weimaraner dog. What the hell?!
Berenden contracted a local brewery to brew and bottle: Kwispelbier, which is Dutch for "wagging a tail." It was introduced to the market last week and advertised as "a beer for your best friend."
(That's Benito, a 5-year-old Chihuahua drinking the "beer" in Hulst, Netherlands)
AP quoted her as stating: "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." Apparently, Kwispelbier is also fit for human consumption and will run you around euro1.65 ($2.14) a bottle. And yes, I'll hunt down and kill the first BeerAdvocate to review this "beer" and enter it into the database.
Um, anyway .... I'll pass, but tell me when they come out with an alcoholic beer for my cats.
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