Two California companies are selling dog biscuits using grains used in brewing beer.
Brew Bones are made and baked in southern California by two dog-loving friends. They contain spent whole grains, brown rice flour, rye flour, flaxseed, and all-natural/preservative-free chicken broth. They do not contain any soy, corn, wheat flour, dairy products, alcohol, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.
One of the Brew Bones owners, Heloise Love, told the North County Times that the spent grains come from a Vista brewery called Mother Earth Brew Company, owned by her husband and his brother.
DoggieBeerBones is a company in San Diego that makes all-natural dog treats using upcycled grain that is used in the brewing process. Made by hand with malted barley, oats, peanut butter, flour, egg and water, these treats contain no soy, corn, preservatives, or additives.
The North County Times reported that Dave Crane, system analyst for Qualcomm, sells the product under the named Stone Bones. Crane, a home brewer, had been using his spent grains to make pizza dough and bread when he learned that some people were using them to make dog treats.
Pricing for the Doggie Beer Bones costs $2.99 for a six pack and $4.99 for a 12 pack. Brew Bones are $5.50 for a package of 16. These products are available online.