Jun

18

Riff Raff INSTA

Saturday marks the first show in our 2015 Summer Sessions Concert Series with Hurray for the Riff Raff playing live on our front lawn. Got tickets? Excellent. Now all you need to do is read through our FAQs and get ready for one helluva welcome to summer. 

1. Will tickets be available at the door? 

Slackers rejoice. We will have tickets available at the door. But you can also play it extra safe and get yours now via MissionTix.com.

2. Is the show outside? Will it be held rain or shine?

Yes and yes. Only the stage is covered, but even if there are a few sprinkles, we think you’ll be just fine. There will also be no access to the brewery itself and no re-entry once you’ve been admitted. 

3. Is this an all-ages show?

NO. Only those 21 and older with a valid ID will be admitted. That’s the law. And that include babies and small children, even if they’re strapped to your chest and/or attached with a leash. 

4. Are all tickets general admission? 

Yes. All spots are first come, first serve.  

5. Where do I park?

Parking is on our brewery grounds. Attendants will be on-site all day to direct and showcase of an array of neon-colored vests. 

6. Can I bring chairs, blankets, and/or umbrellas?

Due to space constraints and the sake of those around you (umbrella ends in the eye are no fun), we have to say NOPE to all of the above. 

7. Is the venue handicap accessible? 

We are ADA compliant, but it’s important to know that our tasting room (and related indoor facilities) are closed during the concert. We also have limited seating on our patio. 

8. Is outside food or drink allowed? 

Again, NOPE AND NOPE. The only exception to this is unopened bottles of water. (But if you don’t BYOW, we’ll have free water stations throughout the area.) Aside from our delicious beers, no other alcoholic beverages can be consumed or served on our brewery grounds by law. Food and other non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase from the kick ass food trucks we have lined up: The Green Bowl and The Smoking Swine

9. So, what’s the deal with beer?

All beer is a la carte and available for purchase for $5 each. From specialty casks to the just-released Counter Culture Ale, our beer list is a doozy. There is a limit of two beers per person, just like stadiums, per transaction. 

10. Are pets allowed?

NO. Trust us; they will have a much better time sneaking onto your bed and taking a long nap than they will dodging beer bellies and beards.

11. Is photography and video allowed? 

Yes, as long as it is not professional. Amateur photos and footage for fun, shits (for, not of), and giggles are welcomed and encouraged. While you’re at it, share it with your friends and ours on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with #SummerSessions. 

12. I plan on drinking responsibly, but what if I need a cab? Hotel room?

For wheels:

  • Yellow Cab of Frederick: 301-662-2250
  • Taxi Fiesta: 301-663-6300
  • Frederick Taxi: 301-696-0077

For beds (all within 3 miles of the brewery): 

13. Are any other things prohibited? 

Funny you should ask:

  • Smoking
  • Weapons 
  • Illegal substances
  • Party poopers 

Jun

16

All Good INSTA

This year’s All Good Music Festival and Camp Out makes its triumphant return to our Wild and Wonderful neighbor West Virginia. And with it, comes a beer brewed exclusively for the three-day extravaganza. 

Primus, moe. and CAKE are headlining and the new All Good India Session Ale will be flowing. Brewed with local wheat and Galaxy and Mosaic hops, the beer is bursting with passionfruit, mango, and papaya aromas and flavors with low bitterness and a subtle and crisp, clean finish. It clocks in at 5.3% ABV, so it’s perfect for your slow summertime sipping. 

The festival is July 9-11 at Berry Hill Farm in Summit Point, West Virginia. Tickets are available now (and you can currently save $45 off of the gate price). For more details and to purchase tickets, head to the All Good website. 

Jun

12

Riff Raff INSTA

Our Summer Sessions outdoor concert series: Where the music is loud and the beer is cold. 

What beer you ask? We’ll have casks of:

  • Counter Culture Ale with coffee beans and coconut
  • Bloodline with vanilla and cocoa powder
  • Raging Bitch with chipotle and lime
  • Pale Ale with Galaxy hops 

These flowing on draft: 

  • Counter Culture Ale
  • Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale
  • Numero Uno Summer Cerveza
  • House Rules Extra Pale Ale (from our tasting room-only Sub Rosa Series)
  • Sweetlife Pale Wheat 
  • The Truth Imperial IPA 
  • Bloodline Blood Orange Ale
  • Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

And these in the can:

  • Snake Dog IPA
  • Easy IPA 

Plus, we’ll have an exclusive preview of All Good India Session Ale, a collaboration brewed for the All Good Festival and Campout. Crisp, refreshing and perfect for the summer, this ISA has mango, papaya and passionfruit aromas and flavors from the big and bold Mosaic and Galaxy hops.

We’re pumped to have Hurray for the Riff Raff, with Mechanical River, live on our front lawn next Saturday. If you’re pumped, too, don’t miss out on tickets. They’re on sale now for $25 via MissionTix.com.

Jun

10

Beer steward

If preaching the gospel of Gonzo and Good Beer to the loyal lovers of Flying Dog sounds like something you’d like to get paid doing, then read on soldier. 

With tomorrow’s grand opening of our tasting room, we will be holding open interviews on Monday, June 15 from 3 to 5 pm for anyone interested in becoming a Flying Dog Beer Steward

Because we’re not in the business of wasting anyone’s time, please understand that this job:

  • Mandates that you must be 21 or older
  • Is a part-time position
  • Requires flexibility when our tasting room is open (Shifts would be scheduled Thursdays and Fridays 2 pm-8:30 pm, Saturdays 10:30 am-8:30 pm and Sundays 10:30 am-6:30 pm.)
  • Pays $11 per hour 

Still interested? No need to RSVP. Just show up to our tasting room on Monday between 3 and 5 pm with your resume and a list of references. 

Jun

9

GrandOpening_instagram

Get your cold beer here…seriously! After nearly three years of working (in tandem with the Brewers Association of Maryland) with state and county legislators, we are now legally allowed to sell beer by the glass in our tasting room. 

Prior to these new laws, we were viewed strictly as a manufacturing facility and were only allowed to serve beer samples after patrons went on a guided tour of the brewery. But starting this Thursday, our tasting room will be open:

  • Thursdays and Fridays 3- 8 pm
  • Saturdays 12-8 pm
  • Sundays 12-6 pm

Four-beer flights are $7 and full pours are $4 each. Those times are also your time to get your growlers filled. With fills ranging from $10 to $15 (depending on the beer), you can bring your own or buy one of ours.

And with the hypothetical ribbon-cutting ceremony for our tasting room (we must have misplaced our really, really big scissors) comes another announcement: The Sub Rosa Series. Brewed on our 15-barrel pilot brewing system, these beers are small-batch, experimental releases only available in our tasting room. Allow our Brewmaster Matt Brophy to explain: 

Jun

4

Dead Rise Restaurant Week

The Summer of Dead Rise is just getting started. 

For the second year in a row, we released the Dead Rise OLD BAY Cookbook alongside its now-iconic beer counterpart, Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale. This year’s cookbook features Chesapeake-inspired fare from some of Baltimore’s best restaurants, including Aggio, Ouzo Bay, Ten Ten American Bistro and Wit & Wisdom. 

To celebrate the beer, the food and the seasoning that brings Baltimore together, we’re holding our first Dead Rise Restaurant Week June 19-25. Each restaurant from the cookbook will feature their recipes, alongside the beer, on special all week long. 

We’re kicking things off on Friday, June 19 at Alewife with small-plate pairings — including Chef Chad Wells’ OLD BAY caramel popcorn — and tap takeover. Then, we’ll end the week at Wit & Wisdom on Thursday, June 25. Executive Chef Zack Mills invited friends Bryan Voltaggio, Mike Correll and Tim Dyson to provide small bites with live music, and (of course) beer on the Wit on the Water patio. 

Get your copy of the Dead Rise OLD BAY Cookbook — and make your restaurant reservations accordingly — today. 

May

28

CounterCulture_11x17

No one has ever turned critics on their head, made the public scratch their heads, or got out of their own head by following the mainstream. 

The truly innovative embrace the unrest and live for the Counter Culture. 

Introducing the newest member of our year-round portfolio: A uniquely robust malt-forward ale our hop-centric brewers spent over two years developing. 

In that same light, the indelible Ralph Steadman supplied art that is, in many ways, counter to his renowned style of illustration. His replica of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” was painted during a time when Ralph wholly immersed himself in Da Vinci’s style and work, and spent years — like our brewers — perfecting his work. 

Embrace the Counter Culture and find it near you.

May

15

Sweetlife POSTER

The sweetlife never tasted this good. 

For the second year in a row, we’ve partnered with sweetgreen on the sweetlife music festival, a two-day celebration of music, art, food and culture May 30 and 31 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. 

And the best part is the beer: We’re brewing sweetlife Pale Wheat exclusively for the festival. Our brewers are using local wheat and rye for a soft earthiness and subtle acidity and Mosaic hops for a complex array of juicy tropical fruit, citrus, berry and pine notes. 

One of the things we love about this festival is the detailed curation, from showcasing the best local cuisine to a commitment to sustainability. In that same light, new this year is the Flying Dog Hop-Up Shop, an interactive and educational experience for VIP ticket holders. 

Hops are arguably the most distinguishable and versatile ingredient found in craft beer, with hundreds of varieties grown in our backyard (literally), across the country and halfway around the globe. To highlight the unique profiles of each variety, the Hop-Up Shop will feature 5 different casks of sweetlife Pale Wheat:

  • Cask 1: sweetlife Pale Wheat in its original, delicious form
  • Cask 2: Added Columbus hops for herbal, garlic and black pepper notes
  • Cask 3: Added Simcoe hops for pine, resinous and woodsy notes
  • Cask 4: Added Citra hops for citrus, grapefruit and melon notes 
  • Cask 5: Added Galaxy hops for tropical and stone fruit notes

The sweetlife Pale Wheat will act as both the control and the canvas to showcase the ingredient that plays an enormous role in the art of craft beer. 

The Hop-Up Shop will open at 3:30 pm on both days of the festival. Tickets for VIP and general admission are on sale now. 

May

8

Summer Sessions Riff Raff

Hurray for the Riff Raff, the headliner of our first Summer Sessions concert of the season, is for the people. 

“It’s grown into this bigger idea of feeling like we really associate with the underdog,” singer Alynda Lee Segarra said. “We really feel at home with a lot of worlds of people that don’t really seem to fit together, and we find a way to make them all hang out with our music.” 

That doesn’t sound like our motley crew of those who pledge their allegiance to good beer, now does it? 

While Hurray for the Riff Raff’s music sweeps across multiple genres, it can best be described as traditional Americana folk with equal parts grace and grit. The band has received rave reviews from NPR, The New York Times and more, and is at the forefront of a new generation of musicians celebrating and reimagining American roots music.

Hear for yourself by checking out the music video for their latest single, “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright).”

Hurray for the Riff Raff will perform live on our front lawn, with Mechanical River opening, Saturday, June 20. Tickets are $25 and on sale now via MissionTix.com. 

May

1

Maibock

Sometimes, innovation comes in the form of paying homage to the classics, like this traditional German-style Maibock. And with those times comes a history lesson:

In Germany, beers are very seasonal and the deeper you get into winter, the darker and boozier the beers become. A Maibock is a transitional beer from the heavier winter beers and the light lagers and pilsners of the summertime.

Hofbräu Maibock has one of the longest pedigrees for this style and in 1614, they established a tradition that the first barrel is tapped at the Hofbräuhaus during the last week of April, in time for the “merry month of May.” (If you haven’t guessed it at this point, Mai is May in German.)

Our Maibock has notes of sweet bread balanced by slight spice and drying hop character. At 7% ABV, it’s full bodied with moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. It’s on tap in our tasting room and hitting the market as you’re reading this. Check our Beer Finder for availability near you. 

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