Written by Bella – Fetching Lab CEO
I’m a Yellow Lab and the CEO, and as such, I want a dog friendly brewery. After all, 44% of Americans own a dog and 44% of Americans drink beer. COINCIDENCE?! I think not. By the way, only 29% of Americans own a cat. That’s called “WINNING!” Score – Dogs: 1 / Cats: 0.
Here at Fetching Lab we have the perfect environment for people to drink great beer, relax, and bring your dog out for an enjoyable afternoon. And with the success of our “Adopt a Growler Program” (more about this in a moment), people are getting sentimental and taking beer home! That’s love.
A lot of people ask me, “Isn’t it hard to blog without opposable thumbs?”, and the answer is “YES!” It takes about 8 minutes to log in with Brett’s password (DogLoverBeerMakerTheresaLover123)… and yes, it’s case sensitive.) But as a boss who likes to stay in touch with the public, I have a duty to you, the loyal Fetching Lab beer drinker, to keep you informed as to what’s “brewing” out here (“What’s brewing”. Beer pun… get it?).
We get lots of visitors at Fetching Lab Brewery; two-legged and four, but the other day we had the biggest dogs we’ve ever seen. People were actually riding on them! They’re huge! I wanted to find out more about this unusual breed and what they loved about our brewery, so I interviewed one of them who was “amazing”. His name is Shiloh.
Bella: Thanks for coming out to the brewery. Hey, why are you eating the lawn?
Shiloh: It’s pronounced “hay”, it’s what I do.
Bella: What kind of dog eats “hay”?
Shiloh: I’m a horse.
Bella: Never heard of that breed.
Shiloh: I’m not a dog, I’m a HORSE. No more beer for you.
Bella: That would explain your accent. Do people throw balls and do you get to fetch them?
Shiloh: No. They climb on me and ride around. My friends and I brought our people to the brewery today.
Bella: They climb on you?! That doesn’t sound like fun at all.
Shiloh: Neither does chasing a ball. That’s a lot of running.
Bella: But I have a “ball” doing it… see what I did there? Dog pun!
Shiloh: Not funny.
Bella: Sure it is. What’s not funny is you eating the lawn!
Shiloh: I told you, it’s “Hay”, and it tastes great. My people say the same thing about your beer.
Bella: Hey! That’s awesome! See what I did there? “HEY”… not “HAY”. Word pun… HEY!
Shiloh: Still not funny.
Bella: Tough crowd. Maybe you should have a beer.
Shiloh: You know I can drink beer from the taps while standing on the other side of the bar?
Bella: Now you’re just showing off.
Shiloh: Yeah, but I wanted you to know that if you don’t get me a beer soon, I’m going to get my own. Don’t you own this place?
Bella: I’ll see what I can do. “Hay (hehe) Wes… Bring some beer for these horses!”
Shiloh: Have you seen that movie?
Bella: What movie?
Shiloh: “Beer for my horses”
Shiloh: It’s a big tease. There are no horses drinking beer in that movie. There aren’t even any horses. So yeah, I’ll take a beer. Somebody owes me one to make amends for false movie advertising.
Bella: Don’t get mad at me. It’s not like I made the movie.
Shiloh: True. But you’re in the unique position to show all these people that there needs to be beer for their horses.
Bella: Some of us dogs drink beer too.
Shiloh: For a canine, you sure know how to speak my language.
It was great meeting Shiloh and his friends. I hope he and his people come back soon. I guess that means we’re not just a dog friendly brewery, but pet friendly too. Everyone is welcome here, even horses; except for those Clydesdales. Shiloh tells me the ones from St. Louis are the worst!
Other than chasing balls and talking to horses, there are other fun things happening, but you need to get out here and see for yourself.
I will be opening the Brewery this Saturday 5/27/17 from 1-5 AM. Come on a out and enjoy a beer as well as music by Chris Hardy and food by Corey’s Kitchen food truck.
On a very happy note, our growlers continue to find good homes with beer lovers everywhere. We thank you for your support. And, unlike adopting a cat, adopting a growler brings joy. (Oberon says I’m not supposed to talk that way about cats. Oops!) You can even adopt a growler for someone else. Trust me, they’ll love it! Feel free to call us for hours. As you know the weather and offsite events can impact our daily hours.
Thanks for supporting our brewery, drinking beer, loving dogs, and reading blogs! Now come out and see us… you can travel by car, foot, or horseback!