A friend alerted me to this astonishing development in the world of beer: Happy Tail Ale, the first beer for dogs. It's nonalcoholic, fortified with glucosamine (for the joints) and Vitamin E, and it's beef-flavored. Hell, if it weren't for the nonalcoholic part, I'd probably drink it myself.

Dog Star Brewing Company is based up in Napa, and the folks behind it said that they noticed in their dog a particular predilection for beer, to the point that he was knocking over theirs to drink it from the ground. So they decided to brew him up his own, and it's been a great success. Read more about it here.