Beers for Beagles

Triangle Beagle Rescue
2 min readApr 7, 2023

Joseph Wheeler helps put the “beer” in our Beers for Beagles Event!

Beers for Beagles, one of Triangle Beagle Rescue’s biggest fundraisers of the year, is happening on April 22nd from 1–4 PM at Lonerider in Raleigh. To discuss the “Beer” in Beers for Beagles, we caught up with one of Lonerider’s brewers, Joseph Wheeler.

Joseph’s involvement with Triangle Beagle Rescue (TBR) started when he considered adopting Spanky, a beagle who his friends Derek and Leann were fostering. However, Spanky’s curiosity towards Joseph’s cat led to some beagle antics that made Joseph realize Spanky was not a good fit. Nonetheless, Joseph and his wife went on to adopt two other dogs from TBR and have been actively supporting the organization ever since.

Joseph’s rescue beagles and the infamous Spanky!

Joseph has been creating specialty beers for Beers for Beagles since its inception in 2015, and his personal connection to TBR inspired him to incorporate a dog theme into the beer. This year, Joseph is brewing an amber ale instead of their famous Peanut Butter Josie to change things up. The White Tipped Tail Ale recipe was finalized six weeks ago, brewed on April 3rd, and will be ready for packaging on April 21st, just in time for Beers for Beagles on April 22nd!

Joseph is thrilled that a small idea among friends has grown into an event that supports a great cause and draws attention to a local brewery.

Purchase some fresh new swag at the event April 22nd from 1–4 PM.

Don’t miss out on our biggest fundraiser of the year, Beers for Beagles, taking place on April 22nd from 1–4 PM at Lonerider Brewery in Raleigh. Join us for a refreshing White Tipped Tail Ale and show your support for the beagles, as $1 from every pint sold that day will be donated to Triangle Beagle Rescue. You can also enjoy a variety of food trucks, fresh new TBR merchandise, and exciting raffle prizes. Remember to bring your leashed dogs along as all furry friends are welcome!



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