You submit words and Mark Burrier draws them.

Don’t be fooled by that surface simplicity. Our latest artistic collaboration is anything but. 

Mark is a world-renowned illustrator, cartoonist, and designer who lives here in Frederick. Rare Words is his collaborative drawing blog where readers submit words that become the creative starting point for Mark’s original art. When Mark completes one of the user-inspired drawings, he posts it to the blog. (Additionally, 100 of Mark’s favorite submissions have already been compiled in the book Rare Words: Volume 1.

But starting today, all submissions to Rare Words will be in contention for original art that will premiere Saturday, June 2 at the brewery. We’ll give some sneak peaks along the way, but from now until Friday, May 18, all submissions on Rare Words will be kept secret until our show June 2. 

Submit your words on Rare Words. Then, come to the brewery Saturday, June 2 from 7 to 10 pm to find out if yours are chosen for the show. We’ll have a ton of Mark’s original art on display, along with live music by Old Indian and beer samples. 



It’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo Flying Dog-style. Introducing Sumo de Mayo: A day of gluttony with condiments, cellulite, and craft beer.

From 3 to 8 pm, we’ll have sumo wrestling rings with inflatable suits, multiple mayonnaise-eating contests (for a chance to win $250!), live music, and more.

Tickets are just $15. A ticket is valid for entry, a complimentary Flying Dog festival mug, one drink token, and all the fun your stomach can handle. and include your first two beers. (Additional beer and food will be available a la carte.)

They are on sale now and will sell out, so BUY YOURS TODAY.



Coming to a building near you?



The Baltimore Orioles have yours truly on their team at Camden Yards this season. Our beer will be on draft at over 20 locations in the ballpark, including the new Roof Deck bar at centerfield. We’ll also have our own storefront that will offer locally-inspired food pairings, like Old Bay corn dogs, with our beer. 

And beginning April 27, we’re hosting “Firkin Fridays” at the stadium featuring a different cask-conditioned beer at each of the Orioles’ Friday night home games. 

Our starting line-up for tomorrow’s Opening Day includes Snake Dog IPA and Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale on draft, along with Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA, Woody Creek Belgian White, Old Scratch Amber Lager, In-Heat Wheat Hefeweizen, and UnderDog Atlantic Lager in bottles. 

Speaking of UnderDog, the very first cans produced at the brewery will make a special appearance tomorrow at Pickles Pub and Sliders for Opening Day. Just $4 for a can of our new Atlantic Lager starting at 5:30 am! 



Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Disobedience Abbey Dubbel, our first Brewhouse Rarities release caged in bottles. Because our mechanical bottling line is set up for 12 oz., each 750 ml bottle is hand-packaged. Look for bottle-conditioned Disobedience Abbey Dubbel on shelves (and also on draft) starting April 1 in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

Tunes for this video provided by By the Boa (featuring our very own Tim Fortin).



An IPA with no hops by two breweries separated by sea? Dodge the draft, hide your wives, and guard your children. The International Arms Race is on! 

Our combative collaboration with BrewDog – International Arms Race Zero IBU IPA – pits brewer against brewer in a battle of the brewing arts. Unlike your standard collaboration, each brewery will craft its own version of the beer, guided only by common ingredients.

These “terms of agreement” highlight the human element of the brewing process. Even with agreed-upon ingredients, the hands that craft it are hugely influential. 

Another challenge in this collab? Hops, a brewer’s best weapon on the IPA front, are banned from there battlefield. 

To create a Zero IBU IPA, we all agreed on a list of ingredients – spearmint, bay leaves, rosemary, juniper berries, and elderflower – to replace the bitterness typically imparted by hops. 

This project will also be a battle of illustrators, pitting Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman work for yours truly against the designs of Johanna Basford, a long-time friend of BrewDog. 

Behold Steadman’s design:

And onto the beauty of Basford:

Now, it’s time to see who’s boss. And we’re ready for war. 




In planning our Wildeman Within project, we figured we’d receive our fair share of poop jokes. Little did we know that shit would get serious:

For details on this project, watch this. Then, email your name and mailing address to realthirsty@flyingdogales.com to request a postcard…and embrace your inner Wildeman.



Tickets are now on sale for our Holiday celebration at the brewery on Friday, April 20. 

Read below for details. Then, get your tickets. This joint will sell out quick. 




Tentanda via est! The way must be tried!

And sometimes, trying the way is simply to keep on keeping on:

For details on this project, watch this. Then, email your name and mailing address to realthirsty@flyingdogales.com to request a postcard…and embrace your inner Wildeman.



We have an update to the age-old playground anthem: “First comes Flying Dog, then comes love and marriage.” 

Two of our own are getting hitched! Over the weekend, our administrative assistant, Lindsay, got engaged to her boyfriend Chad, who she met while he was working here in our cellar. 

When asked how Flying Dog impacted their relationship, Lindsay gushed: “I love this company because they introduced me to my future husband.”

Is a brewery baby in a baby carriage up next? We shall see…

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