The Little Dog Story
John Quincy McIver, "Quincy," is the inspiration for Little Dog Brewing Co. A rescued Basenji, Q was independent, small but tenacious, focused and determined without taking himself too seriously. And a challenge to own. Quincy serves as the brewery mascot/logo and his image, created by artist Tom Kerr, can be seen throughout the brewery and on our T-shirts, hats, glassware, etc.
Quincy was rescued from a NJ shelter and came to live with Gretchen & Kevin as a 2-year old. He never failed to amuse his adoptive family and led a happy, secure life. Q crossed the Rainbow Bridge in October 2016 at the age of 10.
But Gretchen is really the "Little Dog," the smallest brewer in the area.
Basenjis are an ancient breed of dog, more akin to hyenas, wolves and dingos than domestic canines. They are clean, clever and catlike. Basenjis can be difficult - they require a lot of attention and exercise and are not a good choice for inexperienced pet owners. They do not bark, though they are not silent; rather, they yodel, chortle and snort. Quincy never had much to say, although he crowed like a rooster every morning.
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