Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
A new brew, Bowser Beer, has been crafted for canine consumer. Leading people to wonder, what is the legal drinking age?
Have no fear the new brew is non-alcoholic. Bowser Beer features no hops (which are toxic to dogs), its non-carbonated, and is a mixture of meat-broth and malt barley, with glucosamine added for joint health.
Bowser Beer creator Jenny Brown said she got the idea while selling spice pretzels at a farmers market in 2007. Customers were urging her to sell a peanut-butter alternative for dogs, and Brown thought what goes better with a spicy pretzel than beer.
Brown came up with four recipes, her dogs clearly preferred one over the others and Bowser beer was born.
“People have an incredible emotional bond with their dogs, so it’s just natural for people to want to include them and say, ‘My dog can have a beer too,’” Brown said to ABC News.
Brown moved her company, 3 Busy Dogs, from Arizona to Seattle last month. Since then, she has marketed the beer to the local bar scene, betting on people’s desire to bring their pooches to the pub.
“I’ve gotten a lot more interest here from bars that are adding it to their menus,” she said.
Brown recommends that you serve the beer outside of the dogs normal drinking bowl, where they expect to find water. She also recommends pouring it over try dog food, freezing it into ice cubes, or just letting your dog drink it straight from the bottle.
You can get you hands on some Bowser Beer HERE.