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Dog Days of Summer

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The dog days of summer are finally upon us. Time to kick back with a cold pint and your best bud enjoying the warmth of the sun. Get out there and make the most of while you can after all it won’t last forever and we’ll be back to cold and snow soon enough.

Summer is also a perfect time to bring the brewing equipment outside. Brew up your favourite batch outside with friends. Make a day out of it, post pictures to social media and hashtag #beergrains we would LOVE to see them!

While you’re brewing save your spent grains and make a special treat for your pooch.

Dogs love treats….heck humans love treats! Why not make some healthy treats for your dog to enjoy while you enjoy the wonders of your labour?

I stumbled across a simple recipe while searching online for something to do with my spent grains. I would love to take credit, but can’t thanks to Deschutes Brewery out of Bend Oregon for the dog treat recipe.

Recipe for Spent Grain Dog Treats

4 Cups spent grain 
2 Cups flour
2 large eggs
1 Cup natural peanut butter

Blend all ingredients together with your hands in large bowl, then roll out on flour coated surface and use cookie cutter to make desired shapes.

Put onto cookie sheet and pop in a 350 degree oven for 30 min and then reduce heat to 225 degrees for 2 hrs to get longer lasting treats (crunchy). Your pups will love ’em!!

Makes approximately 100 small treats.


Now is the perfect time to brew up a batch of tasty Pumpkin Ale! Get it now if you want it brewed in time for fall.

Our Pumpkin Ale all-grain kit conjures images of autumn leaves, pumpkin pie, a warm sweater, and old friends gathered around an open fire. It's sweet and malty with medium body and well balanced. The late addition cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves add a complex aroma and flavour experience.

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