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Indiana Brewery Is Now Making a Beer for Dogs

It tastes like broth.

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It seems you can take dogs just about anywhere these days. The pub? Check. The gelato shop? The café? Check and check. But now canines can participate in their owner's craft beer fetish too. Flat 12 Bierwerks is launching beer for dogs today, reports The Indianapolis StarThe brewery says every staff member owns a dog, so it just made sense to develop a canine-friendly brew."We wanted to make something really good for them, but also a treat. Plus it is safe, [has] no alcohol and [has] no carbonation," says marketing director Valerie Green of the dog beer, dubbed Flat12 Paws.

The doggie drink is made with meat bones and trimmings from a neighboring restaurant, Smoking Goose, as well as carrots, potatoes, and brewers yeast. The ingredients are simmered for three hours before being blended with beer. Employees have tested the product on themselves and their pet and say the final product looks and tastes like broth. The kegged doggie drink will be sold at $1 a bowl and all proceeds will be donated to a local animal shelter.