January 26, 2007

Friday Brewhuahua

(Rhymes with Chihuahua)

When you value the companionship of a good soul mate, then it's time to share a nice cold brew with your best friend and spiritual advisor.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - 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.

It's about time. I doubt it will stop any of my beer from disappearing.

Friday Spirituality Link/Video: A Girl's Best Dancing Partner



BBC said...

At least my pussies don't get in my beer. They turn their noses up at it and fuss for fish.

azgoddess said...

ok - um ok

that video was amazing

if i could only find dance partners to dance that well...WOW!!

hugs -- thanks for sharing!

oh and you can have all my beer -- along with the dog -- hate the stuff...beer that is...grin!

supergirlest said...

it it against the law to get your dogs wasted? lol!

pink ginger 珂琳 said...

this is my first time here and already like your blog.

how much beer your dog can drink? a bottle?

Blueberry said...

Love that video! On the beer, is it carbonated? Assuming yes. Is that good for dogs? I think they'd prefer gravy. Or water. $2.14 a bottle doesn't seem that high. I like that word "Kwispel". Good word!

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

b - Slaved and whipped.

az - I knew you'd like that dancing dog, dances much better than I would.

supergirlest - the dog beer is not alcoholic. I had a friend whose dog would actually steal your beer if you didn't keep on eye on him. He would knock over the bottle and lap it up.

pink ginger - You're welcome here anytime. I don't know a dog's beer limit. Everything in moderation.

blueberry - ?? about the carbonation. Dogs love beer and gravy, I think this beef flavored beer is something in-between. That dog in that video is amazing.

Old Broad said...

This is great!! And I'm like Blueberry, I love the word "Kwispel."
It just sounds so neat.
Oh, and Happy B-Day, too!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

This is why I always enjoy Friday's post.. ;-)

I just can imagine going out hunting with Luscious and Honey.. LOL

Our idea of fun is cuddling on the sofa and sipping a few smoothies.. LOL

That would be my dancing partner any day!

Gald to be back home!!!


pissed off patricia said...

When they invent doggie and kitty martinis, let me know.

Fred the Cat and Murphy the Dog :)

Anonymous said...


Where are you?

How did the run go this weekend?

Haven't seen you around. Hope you enjoyed the run and that you had a good time.

Have a great day!


niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I here, I've been busy. I will post soon.

BSB - Sent you message and pics.

katie schwartz said...

that is hilar! I love that. louie jew would truly be the ultimate flesh hound.