Saving lives, one beer at a time.
A simple motto and a simple mission. Dingo Dog Brewing Company will use its sales as a force for good. By funding charitable grants to local groups, we hope to strengthen our community and enrich the lives of people and animals alike.
Tim Schwarzauer grew up in Jackson, MS. In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, wreaking untold havoc, property damage and death. Tim and his family became actively involved in helping national animal rescue groups bring strays and abandoned pets from the worst hit areas to a temporary shelter at the state fairgrounds, in Jackson. Many of the pets were reunited with their families. Many more were not.
The national groups eventually moved on. Volunteers went home, or moved to the next need. Tim's family founded the Animal Rescue Fund of MS, a non-profit, "no-kill" animal sanctuary. What began as a Katrina-related rescue has since grown into one of the largest "no-kill" sanctuaries in Mississippi.
After college, Tim moved to North Carolina and fell head over heels in love with the state and its craft beer scene. He and Billy Gagon began brewing together, and after a successful brewing competition and a lot of encouragement from friends and families, they decided to combine their passion for good beer and animal rescue. Thus, Dingo Dog Brewing was born.
Dingo is the founder of Dingo Dog Brewing Company, and brewer-emeritus. A spry, 16-year-old St. Bernard Mix*, Dingo makes sure that no product reaches the public, with his name on it, without ensuring that it is of the highest quality.
*On a related note, Dingo Dog Brewing Company does not recommend online DNA testing for dogs.
Tim Schwarzauer is Dingo's live-in butler. He enjoys long walks on the beach, and hates fantasy football (mostly because it hates him.)
Billy Gagon is the head brewer and taste tester at Dingo Dog Brewing. He is a fan of cats, dark beers, and the Denver Broncos.