These ‘dog beers’ let your pooch join the game day and tailgate fun

November 25, 2022

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Get the tails wagging at your next tailgate by cracking open a beer made for dogs. No, these “dog beers” aren’t really beer—they are all 100% alcohol-free. Instead, they’re flavorful snack broths that come in aluminum cans, so you and your pooch can crack one open together.

We’ve rounded up our top 3 hop-inspired beverages specifically formulated to quench the thirst of our canine companions. They mirror the look of beer in conveniently packaged bottles and cans, so you can stock up your cooler and fill up your refrigerator with a special meat-flavored treat.

Anything is pawsible before the start of a game, so snag a few brews for your devoted dog, and get ready for a good time. Treat and drink responsibly.

Best Domestic

Busch Dog Brew


Huddle up on the sofa with your dog and crack open a Dog Brew! This canine creation from American brewer Busch launched in 2020 and is made with vegetables, herbs, spices, water, and pork broth. Each pack contains four 12-ounce cans of bone broth. You can pour it over your dog’s favorite dry food or serve it straight in their bowl as a refreshing beverage.

Ingredients: Bone-in Pork Butt, Whole Corn, Celery, Basil, Mint, Turmeric, Ginger, and Water | Serving Size: 12-ounce can

Best Trio Pack

Bowser Beer for Dogs


Bowser Beer is a family-owned business specializing in brewing beer for dogs, and when it comes to flavor, they never fumble. The 3-pack of their signature product contains one bottle of each classic brew—beef, pork, and chicken. They are all made with human-grade USDA meat for a flavor that no dog can resist. The brothy treat has been delighting dogs for years and can be served in a bowl, over kibble, or mixed with pumpkin.The bottles are resealable, so you can serve a small portion to your dog and refrigerate the rest for up to a week.

Ingredients: Water, USDA Beef or Chicken or Pork, Malt Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate | Size: 12-ounce bottle

Best Ale

Pet Winery Bark Brew


Once your dog gets a whiff of BarkBrew, they’ll start doing their signature touchdown dance! This beef-flavored beverage is brewed in Florida by Pet Winery, and is inspired by a classic amber-colored ale. Each 8-ounce bottle is made with organic ingredients and has a resealable lid, so you can treat your dog to a beef-flavored topper on their food at mealtime, or as a chilled drink to lap up at half-time.

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Beef, Organic Salmon Oil, Glucosamine (HLC), Malt Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 80, Citric Acid, Natural Coloring | Size: 12-ounce bottle

If you are having a hard time picking which beer to try first, we recommend a pro-athlete-approved approach—a classic coin toss to kick things off! And remember, the packaging isn’t paw-friendly, so you’ll have to pop the top for your pup.

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