Kwispelbier, the new beer for dogs

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If, like us, you’re tired of having to share your lager with your pesky pooch, then the Schilde brewery in Holland has the answer. Kwispelbier (‘Kwispel’ is the Dutch word for wagging a tail), a beer brewed from beef extract and malt (mmm, tasty) is being marketed as ‘the beer for your best friend’.

This trend-setting beverage is the idea of Dutchwoman Gerrie Berendsen, who wanted her dogs to share a tipple with her after a day’s hunting.

The beer is non-alcoholic and fit for human consumption, but costs four times as much as a Heineken. ‘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,’ Ms Berendsen told the Associated Press. Quite right too.

No word yet as to when Kwispel will be avaialble in the UK. For now, you’ll have to mix Pedigree Chum and Carling by hand. We’ll keep you posted. [More food&drink on Brandish]