Brewers Spent Grain, simply put, is what is left after the brewing process of grains (typically wheat, barley and oats) for the production of beer. The remaining product is a concentrate of flavor rich proteins and fiber that is nutritious and great for animal feeding (even for humans)! People for years have been using spent grains from breweries for all kinds of human treats such as breads, pizza dough, pancakes and waffles. Spent grain has had a long history in animal feeding, dating back to the monks and monasteries that would brew beer and then feed the brewers grain to their livestock. A very resourceful way to reuse materials they already had – upcycling at its finest. We obtain fresh, local, brewers grains courtesy of: Steady Habit Brewing Company, Haddam, CT and Fox Farm Brewery, Salem, CT.
Spent grain is a concentrated source of nutrition, rich in vitamins (particularly niacin and thiamin), high in protein and fiber, aiding in digestion and providing essential amino acids. When paired with high quality, human grade ingredients such as Salmon, Kale, Sweet Potato, All Natural Peanut Butter, Flax Seed, Eggs, like those found in Ale For Tails treats, you have a little bite of nutritional powerhouse heaven. Not to mention…dogs LOVE the taste!!
Ale For Tails utilizes beer grains as the key ingredient in each recipe, which is what makes our treats utterly unique – not only do the dogs get to enjoy tasty treats, but also they are locally made with all natural ingredients! We obtain the grains fresh, immediately after brewing from local, craft Connecticut breweries. Think of it as an awesome way to spoil your hound, help the environment and feel great about doing both.
Spent barley, used in the beer brewing process, is a concentrated source of nutrition, high in vitamins (particularly niacin and thiamin), high in fiber and protein, yet low in fat.
Salmon provides a great source of high quality protein and heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids which help maintain healthy skin and coat. Omega-3 fatty acids also fortify the immune system, and lends to decrease inflammation and joint stiffness.
Flax seed is high in omega-3 essential fatty acids, insoluble & soluble fiber and lignans.
Contrary to popular belief, garlic can be safe for dogs and a great source of beneficial nutrients such as Vitamin A and C, zinc, potassium, and phosphorus if given in small doses. We use dried, granulated garlic so no chance of gastric upset. It is also a powerful immune system stimulant and in addition, dogs love the taste! But then again…who doesn’t?
Kale is known as a “super food” because it is known for its health benefits. An excellent source of Vitamins A, C, K and B6. Also, high in fiber, Thiamin, Riboflavin Folate, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and Phosphorus. Wow!
EGGS & crushed eggshells
Eggs are a good source of protein, Vitamin A, riboflavin, folate, B12, iron, selenium and fatty acids. Crushed eggshells are a great source of calcium for healthy bones.
Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein, heart healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin and vitamin E. Our peanut butter is all natural with no salt, sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oil, or trans fats. Just 100% peanuts!
Sweet Potato packs a powerful nutritional punch and is a great source of Vitamin A & C, loaded with fiber and potassium. Sweet potatoes are also rich in antioxidants.
Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
Vitamin E is good for coat, skin and nails. Also, a natural preservative.
Corn, Soy, Sugar, Chemicals, Additives, Artificial Flavors, Colors, Preservatives, and certainly NO Alcohol or Hops.*
*ALE FOR TAILS TREATS DO NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL. CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN CONCERNING FOOD ALLERGIES WITH YOUR DOG.