The next few weeks are packed with great events and holidays. There’s the SuperBowl this weekend. Valentine’s Day next Sunday and The Westminster Dog Show February 15th and 16th. So many opportunities to enjoy a good beer but which day should I highlight for this week’s Barks n’ Brews?
Two of my favorite sports and the holiday of love.
It’s definitely been difficult choosing but then I thought, why can’t good beer be paired with a good dog show?
The answer is simple, it can.
See, I’m giving you another reason to go find a good craft beer. Everybody is writing about what beer to drink for the Superbowl, what appetizers to make for the big game that use beer as an ingredient, what beer to give to your secret admirer, what beer pairs good with chocolate covered strawberries, BUT WE’RE talking about what beer pairs well with a dog show. Nobody else is going to go there because they don’t realize it’s a good thing. It’s a good thing, I’m telling you.
And……………………………….I love you guys man. <3
Here’s 12 dog-themed beers that are sure to allow you to relax and enjoy the show craft beer style!
Back Seat Berner. Berner Lovers Unite! The first year-round IPA in Otter Creek history, Backseat Berner is an American beauty that’s loaded with juicy hops. Like Oslo, Brewmaster Mike’s 150 pound Bernese mountain dog that adorns the label, Backseat Berner is your everyday companion for life’s adventures. This brew clocks in at 7% ABV with 68 IBUs, so load up your buds and partake in this juicy exploration of American hops.
Alpha Dog Imperial IPA. Because really, we all want to be the alpha dog. A True Hop Bomb Brewed plenty of Columbus and Mt Hood Hops for a Piney hop character. Premium Pale, Honey and Munich Malt make this beer a little less malty but packing plenty of hop punch. ABV-8%. IBU-126.8 Laughing Dog Brewing is a craft beer brewery based in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Double Dog. Double the IPA double the fun! Brewed by Flying Dog in Frederick, MD. Citrus hops with sweet malt and subtle alcohol burn (like a kiss on the cheek. ABV-11.5%. IBU-85.Flying dog has several exotic and catchy names for their beers. Read about how this brewery got it’s name HERE. It’s pretty interesting, bizarre amazing, and dog-related in an odd way.
Sea Dog Stout. A company inspired by the late Barney, a Great Pyrenees. Barney was the Sea Dog’s brewmaster and figure head. He began sailing at 3 months of age and thus acquired the nickname of “Sea Dog.” Sea Dog Stout is a classic Irish Stout. Full bodied yet soft and spectacular in appearance. This stout has a smooth roasted flavor and is very well-balanced. ABV-4.7%. Sea Dog Brewery is located in Maine and they have a wide variety of beers.