Frequently Ask Questions the river dogs on the Gallatin

Stella and her two boxer buddies - Bert & Agnes

  1. I am concerned about the presence of hops in Brewies, which I have heard are poisonous to dogs. Are there any hops or alcohol in the Brewies?

  2. My Brewies are showing that they are currently 'expired'. Do I need to throw them away?

  3. I would like to carry Brewies in my local food or pet store... How do I go about ordering to possibly take advantage of wholesale pricing?

  4. My pup loves your treats! I just want to thank you for giving us a healthy, easy snack that we both can appreciate.

  5. Where can I buy Brewies locally?

  6. What is the process to make Brewies treats?

  7. What is Brewies' green philosophy and community commitment?


  1. I am concerned about the presence of hops in Brewies, which I have heard are poisonous to dogs. Are there any hops or alcohol in the Brewies?

    Long story short, there are absolutely no traces of either alcohol or hops in Brewies treats. Hops are poisonous to dogs, and can cause malignant hyperthermia - a life-threatening condition. Brewies are made from the malt barley right after it is 'mashed' (steeped in hot water, converting the starches to sugars). The hops are not added in the brewing process until after the 'wort' (the hot liquid containing the converted sugars) is drained from the spent grain and collected in a boil pot. Alcohol is not present until the yeast has been added to the fermented hopped wort - heat, carbon dioxide, and alcohol being the main byproducts of fermentation (for brewing beer).

  2. My Brewies are showing that they are currently 'expired'. Do I need to throw them away?

    The expiration is only a recommended time window of when to finish the treats. Our 'testing' has shown that the treats may in fact keep up to a year with no issues, due to the low moisture content. If they look and smell ok, they are probably fine - see what your buddy thinks. We recommend using up the Brewies within 6 months - which is what the expiration date on the back label is based on.

  3. I would like to carry Brewies in my local food or pet store... How do I go about ordering to possibly take advantage of wholesale pricing?

    Please contact us. You can send a note through an online form, through email, or call us anytime. We look forward to expanding our network of direct sellers. Let us know how many cups you are interested in - typically we sell wholesale in packs of twelve, starting at a dozen cups (12, 24, etc). We will send you an estimate including shipping and handling charges.

  4. My pup loves your treats! I just want to thank you for giving us a healthy, easy snack that we both can appreciate.

    Thanks for the great comments... Consider sending us a picture of your dog and some quick information (locale, dog name, dog breed, favorite activities, etc) and we will include your dog on the Fan Club section of the website. Click here for more information!

  5. Where can I buy Brewies locally?

    We sell Brewies locally in Bozeman, MT and around Newport and Derby, VT. We have also recently started selling them in Illinois at the Dog Patch Pet and Feed and another pet store in Whitefish, MT. We plan to expand into more brick and mortar retailers, and we are currently looking for stores where it makes sense to market Brewies treats. If you have a particular store or shop in mind in your area, shoot us an email with the store name and some contact info. We'll do our best to set up an account through that store if they are interested in the product. Click here for a up-to-date list of stores we are in.

  6. What is the process to make Brewies treats?

    A long one! It takes about 6-7 hours from crushing and mashing the malt barley to pulling the treats out of the oven. After the barley is mashed and rinsed, the remaining ingredients are mixed in and the dough is rolled to thickness. The dog paw shapes are hand-cut, separated and placed on sheets to be baked.

  7. What is Brewies' green philosophy and community commitment?

    We are actively looking for processes and alternative materials to minimize our carbon footprint as a small business. After all, the principle idea for the product is using 'spent' malt barley that would normally be dumped after mashing! We try to source local materials and ingredients whenever possibly, and look for opportunities to reuse, reduce and recycle. We welcome any comments for improving our packaging/shipping materials and making our processes more earth-friendly. We have the flexibility to adapt our product to a world that is becoming more and more green and organic conscious.