Apr

20

We had a great time at the Beer Wars pre and post party at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte, NC.

Big thanks to:

Brad Johnston of Tryon Distributing (pictured below, enjoying a Garde Dog and yucking it up with our Rich Graham).

Brad Johnston & Rich Graham

Chris Angel and Darrin Pikarski.  Darrin is the guy on the left with his fist in the air and Chris is in the middle who was holding some 7oz Kerberos Tripels to smuggle into the movie theater.  Both of these guys played a huge role in making Charlotte’s Beer Wars Party one of the biggest in the country.  Darrin is also the President of the Charlotte Beer Club.  If you live in Charlotte and like good beer, get in touch with this guy.  He has connections.

Party Bus to Beer Wars

Apr

17

If you’re looking to round out your pint glass collection with a coveted Flying Dog glass, here’s your chance.

Join us at Frisco’s Burritos (Columbia/Ellicott City, MD location) on April 29 for a Flying Dog “Keep the Glass Night.”  Frisco’s will have Woody Vreek White, Snake Dog IPA and Tire Bite Golden Ale on tap.

The fiesta starts at 7pm.

Apr

16

Are you a Happy Hour kind of person?  The type that likes to abuse the complimentary Happy Hour chicken wing buffet?  Then we have the event for you.

Looney’s Pub (Maple Lawn Location) is hosting a Flying Dog Happy Hour on April 24 and May 6.  They’ll have $3 Doggie-style Classic Pale Ales and plenty of Flying Dog schwag to give away.

Stop by and get LOONEY!

Apr

13

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, or don’t like good beer, you’ve probably heard about the movie, Beer Wars that is playing this coming Thursday as a one-night release.  Beer Wars is a documentary about the beer industry and how craft brewers (like Flying Dog) are fighting the good fight against the giant brewers with giant marketing budgets.

Again, this is a ONE-NIGHT release, so no procrastination allowed.  You gotta get out and see it on THURSDAY, APRIL 16.  Click here for a list of theaters that are screening Beer Wars.

We will also be hosting a couple special events along with the movie screening in Denver, CO and Charlotte, NC.

In Denver, stop by the Blake Street Tavern after the movie for a complimentary Flying Dog (with proof of movie ticket).

In Charlotte, meet us at the Flying Saucer for a pre and post party.  Prior to the screening, representatives from various breweries, including Foothills Brewing, Rock Bottom Brewery and of course, Flying Dog will be on hand to tell their brewery’s story and answer questions.

Make plans now to support craft beer and get out and see Beer Wars on April 16th!!

Apr

9

We’re really excited to be taking part in the next Twitter Taste Live event on April 18.

Not familiar with Twitter Taste Live?  That’s ok, we’re learning too.  Our most recent newsletter does a good job of explaining it, but the simple explanation is that’s Twitter Taste Live an online beer sampling forum using Twitter as a means for sharing tasting notes and asking questions.

Our VP of Brewing Ops, Matt Brophy (@brophybrewer) and Flying Dog CEO, Jim Caruso (@jcperro) will be hosting a special Twitter Taste Live on Saturday, April 18th at 8PM (EST) and will answer questions about our Canis Major Series of beers or just Flying Dog in general.

If you’re interested in joining us online, log on to TwitterTasteLive.com and get signed up.  It will be great opportunity to get those burning beer questions answered by the people that brew Flying Dog.

One of the common questions we get is, “What food should I pair with this beer?”  Here are a few ideas of which foods we like to pair with each of our Canis Major styles. We encourage you to have some of these on hand and share your thoughts at the Flying Dog Twitter Taste Live.

Double Dog Double Pale Ale – smoked meats and cheddar cheese

Gonzo Imperial Porter – BBQ and chocolate desserts

Horn Dog Barley Wine – dried fruits and sweet desserts

Kerberos Tripel – Turkey or other poultry, creamy cheeses, fruit pastries

Apr

6

Our Baltimore Market Manager, Matt Crow (he’s the one posing all sexy in the front) brought the folks from Shucker’s out to tour our digs at the Brewery.

We’re not sure if they were more impressed with the brewery or Matt’s sexiness.

Apr

3

The Winnie in Front of the Austin Grill

Get this: the Austin Grill in Rockville, MD had FIVE (yes, FIVE) styles of Flying Dog on tap.  And then a few others available in the bottle for good measure.  We felt like this was enough reason for Winnie Tour ’09 to make a stop and see what what’s shakin’.  What we found were some awesome guys that absolutely love Flying Dog and sure as shit know how to throw a party.  If you’re looking for some good fun, good beer, good music and great food, go to the Austin Grill in Rockville, MD. Now.

Big thanks to the whole crew at Austin Grill and to our friends at Premium (Montgomery County) for

Austin Grill Managers and Distributor Reps from Premium, Montgomery County

Apr

1

There’s a Flying Dog Tapping Party at the Austin Grill Rockville tomorrow (Thursday).

· 8 Styles of local Flying Dog beer
· Meet people from Flying Dog Brewery @ 8:30pm
· Live Bands starting @ 9pm
· FD schwag giveaways

This event precedes the Austin Grille Charity Event, which is on April 3rd & 4th, which raises money for Wednesday’s Child. There will also be a silent auction and raffles.

Apr

1

Flying Dog announced today the release of a new and unique series of beers to be added to the brewery’s already extensive portfolio. The new “Canis Minor Series” will feature three new low-alcohol craft beers.

The four new styles include:

  • Hot Dog Habanero Ginger Ale – 0.9% ABV, 2 IBU
  • Unicorn Dog Sparkling Barley Wine-style Ale – 1.9% ABV, 4 IBU
  • Herberos Belgian-style Root Beer Lager- 1.59% ABV, 7 IBU

Unicorn Dog Barley Wine-Style AleHerberos Belgian-Style Root Beer LagerHot Dog Habanero Ginger Ale

“Our new Canis Minor series allows us to open some new distribution channels like the State of Utah and the Food (grocery) channel in Colorado that we previously didn’t have access to since we only brewed ales and lagers over 4% ABV,” said Neal Stewart, Flying Dog’s prime minister of marketing. “We also conducted a lot of research and found that consumers all over the country are looking for unique and great tasting craft beers that are lower in alcohol than mainstream craft beers.”

Flying Dog’s VP of Brewing Operations, Matt Brophy said that the pilot and brewing process was a challenge due to the the peculiar nature of the brews. “When the Marketing Department originally presented this idea to the production team, we thought they were nuts. But the more we piloted the product and test marketed it, the more we became convinced that low gravity might be the next big thing in craft beer,” said Brophy.

All four styles will roll out nationally in June. To celebrate their release, Flying Dog will be hosting a variety of Canis Minor Beer Dinners in major markets around the country.

OK, if you’ve gotten this far and didn’t know it yet, this is an April Fool’s joke. But based on comments, we might be brewing a Habanero Ginger Beer in the near future. Maybe.

Mar

30

Frederick, MD is just a hop, skip and a jump from DC – that is unless you’re battling the rush hour traffic on 270, which in that case it’s more like a long journey.  Either way, our friends at Premium DC came to take a VIP brewery tour last week.  As usual we “wowwed” them with beer knowledge.

Premium DC Visits Flying Dog Brewery

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