When in the course of beer production, it becomes necessary for one brewery to dissolve the regulations which have disconnected growlers with the people, and to assume among the powers of the beer, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Maryland entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of our craft beer brethren requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all beer drinkers are created equal, that they are endowed by their palate with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and a growler from your local brewery.

Let it be known that the first day of July in the year two thousand and thirteen shall be known, from that day forth, as Growler Independence Day. 

After July 1, regular growling filling hours are: 

  • Thursdays* and Fridays: 4 to 8 pm
  • Saturdays: noon to 5 pm


* The brewery will be closed Thursday, July 4 for that other Independence Day. 




Last year, the State of Maryland unanimously passed legislation establishing farm breweries, which feature estate-grown ingredients in their beer. 

This weekend, Maryland’s first farm brewery, Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm, will open its doors. 

Stillpoint Farm was the first farm to commercially grow hops in the State of Maryland since the late 1800s. Owner Tom Barse — a former lawyer, current high school teacher, and homebrewer for over 30 years — was key in establishing farm brewery legislation and has provided local hops for our Secret Stash Harvest Ale for the past three years.  

Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm’s opening is not only a huge step for Maryland craft beer, but also an incredible advancement for the state’s agriculture industry. We hope you’ll join us on this beautiful Mt. Airy farm this weekend and raise a glass to this momentous occasion. 

For more information, head over to Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm’s website





With a homebrewer on his staff, Senator Ben Cardin said he thinks he drinks more craft beer than anyone else in the Senate. 

And with a Doggie Style Pale Ale in hand, Sen. Cardin toured our brewery today as part of his “Made in Maryland” tour of companies that are supporting jobs in Maryland. After the tour, he hosted a roundtable discussion with Frederick County small business owners, including members of the Brewers Association of Maryland, in our taproom. 

A member of the Senate Finance and Small Business committees, Sen. Cardin is also the sponsor of the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act). The bill, which 26 other Senators have co-sponsored, would reduce the excise tax on small brewers, which has not been updated since 1976.

Craft breweries, like Flying Dog, are small, independent businesses that employ almost 110,000 employees nationwide and generate more than $3 billion in wages and benefits per year. However, we pay more than $2.3 billion per year in business, personal, and consumption taxes.

Here in Maryland, the state’s 29 craft breweries paid a total of $213,267,800 in taxes last year after $94,899,800 of economic contributions to the state. 

An economic impact study by Dr. John Friedman at Harvard University found that the Small BREW Act would generate $183.1 million in economic activity in the first year and create nearly 5,230 jobs nationwide.

Sen. Cardin said overall tax reform in the House of Representatives is necessary for the Small BREW Act to have a chance in the upcoming legislative session. We urge you to contact your representatives and encourage them to support tax reform in the name of the Small BREW Act




This Saturday, we’re teaming up with Pitcrew Skateboards and VOLT to raise money to raise the (figurative) roof of a brand-new skatepark in Urbana.

From 11 am to 5 pm, we’ll be in the parking lot of Family Meal with food, beer, live music, and professional skate demos.

In addition to slinging beers, we’re also premiering our brand, spanking new skate deck. They’ll be on sale for $40 at the event and then available in our gift shop and at Pitcrew on Monday, June 24. (Online sales coming soon.)

Here’s the rest of the gritty you need to know: 

Beers: Cask-conditioned Snake Dog IPA with maple chips, Doggie Style Pale Ale, Woody Creek Belgian White, UnderDog Atlantic Lager, and Snake Dog IPA

Bands: Old Indian, The Knolly Molls, Silent Old Mtns, and Twin Radio 

Food(s): Family Meal and Toki Underground

Demos: Team Pitcrew skating from 2 to 4 pm 

Tickets: $10 in advance through MDTix.com, $12 at the door 




So here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s Summer Sessions show featuring Deer Tick and Old Indian.

Tickets (because you need them to get in):

Beers (because you love a tease):

On draft:

  • Natural Selection Ale, a collaboration with Evolution Brewing Company
  • Single Hop Imperial IPA with Sorachi Ace
  • Brewhouse Rarities Easy IPA
  • Single Hop Imperial IPA with Citra
  • Brewhouse Rarities Big Black Wit
  • Woody Creek Belgian White
  • UnderDog Atlantic Lager
  • Snake Dog IPA
  • Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
  • Doggie Style Pale Ale 

On cask:

  • Snake Dog IPA with lemon and blood orange peel
  • Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA with mango and habanero
  • Gonzo Imperial Porter on oak with blood orange peel
  • Doggie Style Pale Ale with Warrior and Chinook

All beer will be sold a la carte for $4 each.

Food (because you like to eat):

  • El Cuervo Tacos
  • The Smoking Swine BBQ 
  • Wheyich Artisanal Cheesy Sandwiches 

All food is sold separately.

Any other questions? We have answers here.

Comments and concerns? Call your mom. If she can’t make it all better, contact us here

Show is 21+ and a valid ID is required for entry.



What happens when the craft beer world collides with the city that never sleeps? We don’t have a goddamn clue. 

But with SAVOR hitting NYC this weekend, we’re about to find out: 

CEO Tasting at Bierkraft

  • Tuesday, June 11 
  • 7-8 pm
  • Our CEO Jim Caruso leading a tasting of Single Hop Imperial IPA with Sorachi Ace, Single Hop Imperial IPA with Citra, Brewhouse Rarities Easy IPA, UnderDog Atlantic Lager, and Doggie Style Pale Ale

Brooklyn Bar Crawl

  • Wednesday, June 12
  • 7 pm (until God knows when)
  • Starts at Brouwerji Lane, then onto Wythe Hotel and The Gutter 

Kegs and Eggs at Spring Lounge

  • Thursday, June 13
  • 8 am 
  • Rise and shine with breakfast pairings for Single Hop Imperial IPA with Sorachi Ace, Brewhouse Rarities Easy IPA, Woody Creek Belgian White, Brewhouse Rarities Big Black Wit, Brewhouse Rarities Green Tea Imperial Stout, and Gonzo Imperial Porter

Pre-SAVOR Happy Hour at The Blind Tiger

  • Friday, June 14 
  • 4 to 6 pm
  • The Bruery, Empire, Firestone Walker, Left Hand, Maine Beer Co., New Holland, and yours truly will be on hand 

Brunch with Jim Caruso and Ken Grossman at The Rye House

  • Saturday, June 15 
  • Noon to 3:30 pm 
  • Flying Dog and Sierra Nevada brunch with hangover helpers like Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout Red-Eye Gravy and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale-Baked Eggs

Pre-SAVOR Happy Hour at Beer Authority

  • Saturday, June 15
  • 3 to 6 pm
  • Ain’t no pre-game like a pre-SAVOR pre-game



Dad's Sack Gift Pack

Spots on our VIP Father’s Day tour (option 1) are SOLD OUT.

As for Option 2? The day has finally come for good old Dad to replace that fanny pack with a sack. (We’ll help you work on those bright white sneaks later.)




Grapefruit and pine bitterness dominate, while a subtle caramel malt backbone rounds out this classic American IPA.

Now, it’s time for you to recreate our original hop monster at home. Our Stove Topper Homebrew Kit for Snake Dog IPA is on sale now:

  • Availability: On sale through June 30
  • Price: $45
  • To Purchase: Visit the Flying Dog Brewery gift shop or The Flying Barrel Home Brew Shop, both in Frederick, MD. At this time, we are not able to ship kits. 



Ralph Steadman described it as “nectar imprisoned in a bottle.” The State of Michigan deemed it “detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.”

We call it Raging Bitch. And now, you can experience it like never before:

Raging Bitch available now in 12-packs exclusively in Maryland. Use our Beer Finder to find it near you



In preparation for our first Summer Sessions concert — featuring of Montreal with Us & Us Only opening — we’re slamming 5-Hour Energy, burning lavender-infused incense, and starring into the eyes of a mannequin with puffy pink pubic hair. 

We’ve also compiled this handy list of FAQs for tomorrow’s show:

1. Will tickets be available at the door? 

Tickets are $20 each and sales are ongoing. There may be a limited amount of tickets available at the door, but we can’t guarantee it. Buy now or get here early

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

Yes and yes. Only the stage is covered, but with the 0% chance of precipitation we’re looking at, we think you’ll be just fine. (We’re also knocking on wood.) 

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. Is outside food or drink allowed? 

NOPE AND NOPE. Aside from our delicious beers, no other alcoholic beverages can be consumed or served on our brewery grounds by law. Kick ass food, along with water and soda, will be available for purchase from the kick ass food trucks we have lined up

7. So, what’s the deal with beer?

All beer is a la carte and available for purchase for $4 each. From Bloodline Blood Orange IPA to a specialty cask of Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA with mango and habanero, our beer list is a doozy.

8. 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.

9. Is photography and video allowed? 

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

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

We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of who to call and where to stay.

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