Dog Biscuits and Beer

Posted by Nate in Beer, Bruno.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 at 7:38 am

20080213052500_pict0005.jpg… no, not at the same time.  :)  Last Friday was Winterfest, the annual fundraiser for the MN Craft Brewers Guild, and the first one I’d been able to attend.  It was awesome!  (despite a very chilly half-hour wait in line outside – they only had one person checking IDs at first!)

20080213052516_pict0021.jpgNot sure I could pick a favorite from the evening, but Town Hall won a deserved victory with their Chocolate Raspberry Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.  Pretty incredible.  Really, that’s half the fun for me at events like this – getting inspired!  (Sorry about that pic, Sierra – you look sober in the one before20080213052446_pict0004.jpg and after, but everyone else looks better here!)

I got to talk to the brewers at a number of the tables and got some good tips on their processes, especially regarding fermentation temperature – more on that in another post, I’ve got some small but vital additions to my brewing process.  Pic at left:  gee, it’s like they’re speaking from experience!!  (but the capitalization…?)

20080213052338_pict0001.jpgSo that was a great start to the weekend.  The next morning we happened to go into Kitchen Window where I lusted after their enamel-coated pans (no more teflon!) and we managed to find a perfect size dog biscuit cookie cutter.  Inspired, Karen researched a few recipes, and by Sunday evening was turning out trays of the cutest little dog treats I’ve ever seen!

20080213052428_pict0003.jpgNot only are we saving money (somehow those treats are expensive), but we know exactly what’s in them and that it’s all good for him.  No preservatives, no filler, no corners cut.  Hooray!

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3 Responses to “Dog Biscuits and Beer”

  1. Mary Jo Says:

    Next time you come visit–or we get there–can Karen please make some people treats with the dog bone cutter too? Pretty please?–just don’t mix them up with Bruno’s. Bet Bruno loves his new treats too–not only are they good for him, but they’re definitely made with love.

  2. Karen Says:

    Actually, people could eat these biscuits too! The recipe I used is like wheat flour, egg, milk, cheddar cheese, bouillon… and yet somehow I was still grossed out when Nate split one with Bruno.

  3. Mary Jo Says:

    Think I would have been grossed out too at that. How about some nice people ones with cinnamon flavor or raspberries or something tasty like that?