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January 29, 2007

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Discussion Topic: Does Your Dog Deserve a Beer?

Storydogbeer2apFrom the Associated Press as reported on CNN.com:

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 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 $2.14 a bottle, it's about four times more expensive than a Heineken.

Tell us what you think of this new pooch hooch. Would you give it to your dog?


Kristine Shreve

Our dogs always liked regular beer just fine. Our labs were known to take a sip out of a mixed drink every once in a while as well.

I'm not sure that I would buy a special beer just for my dog. Particularly at that price.

No it cost to much


just give em the straight whiske


I've not owned a single dog that I've not shared a bit of beer with. One in particular was an American Eskimo that I bought in Belgium. She was a great dog and loved Bitburger Pils. After moving back to the USA she was quite saddened by the flavor of our domestic brews and turned her nose up at them. (I kid you not!) She lived to a ripe old age. My current golden retriever yearns for bowl of "Bud" now and then. Keep one thing in mind....moderation and the dog's weight!!

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