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Beer for dogs is bad to the bone

Published on Jan 9, 2013 6:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The latest addition to America's ever-growing list of craft beers gives new meaning to the time-honoured idea of feeding leftovers to the dog.

Dawg Grog, a non-alcoholic mock brew for canines, is the brainchild of Mr Daniel Keeton, 32, who perfected it over the past year with a little help from his seven-year-old American Staffordshire terrier Lola Jane.

It's made with wort, or spent grain, left over from the process of making real beer at the Boneyard Brewery of Bend, Oregon, where Mr Keeton works in the tasting room when he's not home-brewing his own suds.

"I'm recycling a spent product that would otherwise go down the drain," Mr Keeton, contacted by telephone on Tuesday, told AFP.

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