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January 24, 2007

Dog Beer

Will this be Contagion's next beer review?

From ABC News.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Jan 24, 2007 (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.

Posted by Sissy at January 24, 2007 08:41 PM | TrackBack

Damn, Cody would have been in Dog Heaven!!

And you know I would have bought it for him...


Posted by: Tammi at January 24, 2007 08:31 PM

Proof positive that the Dutch - like us Americans - have too frickin' much disposable income.

Posted by: Elisson at January 25, 2007 10:47 AM

Typical MSM reporting. First they say that the beer is nonalcoholic. Then they say it's fit for human consumption. Which is it?!

Posted by: zonker at January 26, 2007 01:26 AM

Gah! NO!!!

Posted by: Contagion at January 29, 2007 07:05 PM