DOGS can join their owners in drinking a cold beer during the summer after a Westminster cafe launched a specialised dog beer this month.
FurBaby Cafe released its Dog Beer – a non-alcoholic beverage made from chicken stock, molasses, turmeric and shark cartilage – as part of the summer menu on December 1.
The cafe also has a ‘barkery’ section where it produces dog-friendly and gourmet treats including calamari, cupcakes and muffins.
Owner Shari Lovreta said the beer was filled with good nutrients.
“We had a lot of customers that were bringing their own alcohol to the cafe, which is awesome,” she said.
“We thought dogs should not miss out.
“It is like a sweet chicken stock and that is where the molasses come in for the air.
“It is really new to Australia… it is huge in Europe but we are behind the eight ball in Australia.”
Ms Lovreta said the cafe was always working on improving the menu and producing different treats in the ‘barkery’.
Vet Express veterinarian Lucian Currie said dogs deserved a treat just like humans.
“The Dog Beer from FurBaby Cafe not only makes the dogs’ tails wag it also has many health benefits for them too,” he said.