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These Brew Dogs Are Delivering Beer (And Smiles) During Quarantine

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With most of the country still on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, many bars, restaurants, breweries, and distilleries have resorted to contactless pickup and delivery to stay in business while continuing to serve their loyal customers. Typically, these deliveries involve masked personnel quickly doing the handoff, which—though, rather cold and sterile—is necessary for the safety of both the drivers and clientele.

Enter Buddy and Barley. These two very good boys live with their mom and dad, Karen and Mark Heuwetter, at Six Harbors Brewing Company in Huntington, on Long Island, New York, where they serve as resident brew dogs.

Since quarantine began, Buddy and Barley have been helping Mark and Karen make beer runs, complete with (empty) beer cans that they wear proudly on their neck—much like you’d see a St. Bernard doing with whiskey barrels in old-timey cartoons!

In a recent interview with CBS This Morning: Saturday, Mark said that he and his wife initially didn’t know what would happen to their business when the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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Welcome to “WHY NOT WEDNESDAY”. Why not get FREE delivery from the “B” (Buddy &Barley) brothers. Always happy and friendly service. Call your orders in today and the brothers with bring beer to your front door. Each can is personally made for your order. You get the freshest beer at Six Harbors. No pre-canned beer here! Call your order in now and get it today. Dial: 631-470-1560. Thank you for your support! Remember to ask for the boys... #freedelivery #freshbeer #beerstagram #deliveryservice #curbsidepickup #huntingtonny #news12 #discoverli #strongisland #discoverlongisland #thinknydrinkny #sourcethestation #huntingtonchamberny #craftbeer #brewersassociation #craftbrewers #craftbrewersconference #independentbeer #stayhome #staystrong #librewersguild

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“Buddy and Barley are superstars in the town of Huntington,” Karen Heuwetter told co-host, Dana Jacobson. “They have been requested in many cases, and we are making it well known that they can deliver beer to your house.”

“When they go out and make people smile, I think people really like that,” added Karen. “In fact, people need that these days, so when they put a smile on people’s faces they’re doing their job—which, by nature, is easy for them.”

And it’s not hard to see why people love the pups so much!

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The team is ready for “THROWBACK THURSDAY”. Four pack cans are rolled back to our 2018 prices Cans always made fresh to your personal order, never pre-made or stored in the cooler. Open 12-6pm. Stay home and let the “B” Brothers deliver FREE to your doorstep or if your a little more adventurous, we have curbside pickup. Just pre-order and we’ll walk it out to your car. Stock up, sit by the window and enjoy whatever view you have today. Call: 631-470-1560 to place your order, beer menu on our website: As always, thank you for your support! #throwbackthursday #freedelivery #curbsidepickup #drinklocal #thinknydrinkny #craftbeer #beer #independentbrewery #strongisland #discoverlongisland #huntingtonny #huntingtonchamberny #windowview #buddy_the_brew_dog #sidekick #barleydog #dogsofinstagram

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We’re Back! “Take Home Tuesday”. Let’s enjoy some independent craft beer today! As always, curbside and FREE local delivery. The “B”brothers (Buddy and Barley) will be on the truck today to bring you the freshest beer on Long Isand. Never pre-canned. Each can is made by hand to order! Call: 631-421-7327. Full menu on the website: www.sixharborsbrewingcompany. Open 7 days a week until 6pm until further notice. Stay safe ppl! #beer #takehome #takehometuesday #curbsidepickup #freelocaldelivery🚘 #buddy_the_brew_dog #barley #thebbrothers #craftbeer #independentbeer #takehometuesday #takeouttuesday #supportsmallbusiness #huntingtonny #huntingtonchamberny #localbusiness #discoverlongisland

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Until just last year, Buddy had been an “only dog,” before the couple adopted Barley as a puppy, and, as they say, the rest was history.

Though Buddy, at least, already has a brew named after him, maybe the couple could take things a step further by putting their dogs’ faces on the beer cans after this is all over.

These good boys certainly deserve it!

Written by Stacey Ritzen