Yes, I know it sounds crazy but on Tuesday I watched people have dog food and beer. The Fish & Bone (217 Newbury St) hosted a tasting of The Honest Kitchen for both dogs and their humans. Kathy Palmer, the owner, and her crew put out quite a spread for everyone. From doggie beer and beer bones for the pooches to human beer, chicken sausage and chips for everyone else, Kathy made sure no one would go hungry.
This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Yes, I love dogs and I was excited to see them drinking their Bowser Beer and trying a new food. So I offered to come down and talk about the beers that Kathy was offering her guests. My job was to just tell people about the Avery’s IPA, Avery’s White Rascal, Smuttynose Old Brown Dog and Lagunitas New Dogtown American Pale Ale. These four delicious beers I paired with the dog foods from The Honest Kitchen. Little did I know that people would actually take me up on these pairings. It isn’t as gross as it sounds. The Honest Kitchen’s dog food is made from meat, vegetables and fruit only; there’s even a vegetarian choice. They are gluten free and most of them contain no grain. I would equate it to putting your dinner in the blender before you eat it. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a single taster, human or canine, that didn’t enjoy every bite.
Overall, the dogs and their humans had a great time. I am thrilled that I could be a part of their event and promote some of Bauer’s beer. The big hit of the hour was definitely Avery’s White Rascal. A truly authentic Belgian style wheat or “white” ale, that is unfiltered (yup, that’s yeast on the bottom) and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel producing a refreshingly fruity thirst quencher.