Beer for Dogs? Dutch Tolerance isn’t Just for Humans

By Dave Fox
Seattle, Washington

I reported last winter from the Netherlands on the Wacky Stoner Cats of Amsterdam. Now it seems that while Dutch felines are toking up, the pooches are swigging back a few brewskis.

Here is an extremely helpful travel tip for my devoted following of canine readers: Doggies, if you like beer, spend your next vacation in Holland. BBC News reports a small Dutch brewery has just created a beer brewed from malt and beef extract, especially for dogs. Woof!

“Once a year we go to Austria to hunt with our dogs,” said pet shop owner Gerrie Berendsen, who invented the beer, “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.”

Thanks to Beth in New York for tipping me off on this hot story. Beth writes, “If only they’d make something that pregnant women could drink, I’d buy it by the case.”

Well Beth… the doggie beer is non-alcoholic and safe for human consumption.

Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2007

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