As avid homebrewers, we were always looking for ways to reuse our spent brewing grain. So, we decided to start repurposing it by baking it into spent grain dog treats. We gave these to our dogs (Biscuit and Roscoe) and started handing them out in gift bags to our family and friends. The treats were a hit, and we were blown away by the overwhelmingly positive response from both dogs and owners—thus, in early 2010, Doggie Beer Bones was born.
Before long, we were collaborating with Stone Brewing Co. by using spent grain from the mash of some of our favorite Stone beers to create Stone Bones. Since then, we have grown to create uniquely branded dog treats for several different breweries around San Diego County. (Head on over to our Where to Find Us section below to check out who we work with!) As we continue to grow, our goal is to provide all of our customers, both individual and wholesale, with a level of customer service bar none. This means we will continue to focus on producing high quality treats guaranteed to make dogs AND their owners happy.
We exist at the intersection of loving dogs and loving beer, and we are proud to support organizations in both arenas. Our local dog rescues certainly hold a special place in our hearts (our own Biscuit was adopted from The Barking Lot in El Cajon!) and we have worked with organizations like Hearts for San Diego, the Howl-o-ween Mutt Run, and Labs and More to help raise awareness about dog adoptions and rescues.
We are also proud to have worked with Partnerships with Industry since 2014! Partnerships with Industry is a San Diego-based nonprofit that partners with businesses to provide employment opportunities to adults with developmental and other disabilities. Since 2014, Partnerships with Industry has bagged over 75,000 tasty bags of Doggie Beer Bones (and counting!)
Now, we may be biased, but we like to think San Diego is America’s craft beer capital, and we’re happy to work with so many amazing breweries. Additionally, we support San Diego craft beer through festival sponsorships. Drop by our booth at the next local craft beer festival – just look for our big orange tent!
Each time that you reach into a bag of Doggie Beer Bones, you can be confident that you are giving your dog the best. All of our dog treats are tested and analyzed by NurtriData and adhere to the guidelines set out by AAFCO Pet Food Nutritional Analysis. In addition, studies have shown that brewer’s spent grain, a key ingredient in our treats, is nutritionally rich, containing high amounts of fiber, protein, and phenolic compounds-in other words, all the things you want to keep your dog healthy AND happy.