Behold, the second installment of our Wildeman Within project postcard submission of the week: 

For details on this project, watch this. Then, email your name and mailing address to real thirsty@flyingdogales.com to request a postcard…and embrace your inner Wildeman. Tentanda via est!



Each week, we’re going to feature a postcard from our Wildeman Within project that made us laugh, cry, scratch our heads, or sit back and say “holy shit.” File this one in the “holy shit” category:

For details on this project, watch this. Then, email your name and mailing address to real thirsty@flyingdogales.com to request a postcard…and embrace your inner Wildeman. Tentanda via est! 



“Too weird to live, too rare to die.” Hunter S. Thompson

Brewed with cherries and cocoa, our second Brewhouse Rarities release is a unique take on a traditional style. Aromas of chocolate and spice greet the nose and flavors of sweet cherry, dark caramel, chocolate, and a delicate earthy bitterness tease the palate. 

This draft-only release will be available in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia during the month of February. Below is a list of places slated to have it on tap first.

Frederick, MD

  • Roasthouse Pub
  • Bushwaller’s Irish Pub
  • Valley Grill at Hollow Creek Golf Club

Hagerstown, MD

  • Bulls and Bears
  • Always Ron’s
  • Hempen Hill BBQ
  • Barefoot Bernie’s 

Montgomery County, MD

  • Agrodolce in Germantown
  • Rockafellas in Gaithersburg
  • Matchbox in Rockville 
  • Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville
  • Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring
  • 8407 Kitchen in Silver Spring
  • Olney Ale House in Olney 
  • Nest Cafe in Bethesda 
  • Caddie’s on Cordell in Bethesda 
  • Founding Farmers in Potomac 

Washington, DC

  • Iron Horse Taproom
  • RFD
  • ChurchKey
  • Meridian Pint
  • Boundary Stone
  • Molly Malone’s
  • Smith Commons
  • Founding Farmers
  • The Big Hunt
  • Granville Moore’s
  • Jack Rose Saloon

Baltimore and Annapolis, MD-areas

  • Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore 
  • T-Bonz Grill in Ellicott City
  • Johansons in Westminster
  • Frisco Taphouse in Columbia 
  • Punk’s Backyard Grill in Annapolis
  • Stan and Joe’s Saloon in Annapolis
  • Federal House in Annapolis
  • The Rockfish in Annapolis 
  • Lures Bar & Grill in Crownsville 
  • Hellas Restaurant in Millersville 
  • High Spot Gastropub in Cambridge 
  • Adam’s Ribs in Severna Park 
  • Rips Country Inn  in Bowie

Northern Virginia

  • Fireworks Pizza in Leesburg
  • Galaxy Hut in Arlington
  • MacDowells Brew Kitchen in Leesburg
  • Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville
  • Virtual Grain and Feed in Alexandria 

Since this is a limited release with limited quantities, we recommend giving these places a call to see when they’ll have it on tap.  



A force inside all of us, Wildeman stands tall in the face of adversity and blazes the trail to greatness.

Your inner Wildeman is ready to be awakened…and we want to see it. 

Request your “Wildeman Within” postcard today by emailing your name and mailing address to realthirsty@flyingdogales.com. Show us how you’ve embraced your Wildeman within through words, pictures, photos…whatever. 

Then, just pop it in the mail. 

We’re also armed with postcards at all of our upcoming events featuring Wildeman Farmhouse IPA. To find an event near you, check out our Events Calendar

Over the next three months, we’re taking submissions and will eventually showcase this world of Wildeman to the masses. For updates, stay tuned to our blog, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter



UPDATE: The party is sold out! Stay tuned to our website for upcoming parties and events at the brewery.

We have the chance to ask the world to dance!

Tickets are now on sale for our Dancing with Myself ’80s dance party at the brewery Saturday, February 11. From 7 to 11 pm, we’ll be getting our freak on to the tunes of DJ Two Teks, giving out prizes for the best ’80s garb, and (of course) drinking Flying Dog. 

Tickets are just $10. (Beer will be sold separately for $2 each at the event.) The party will SELL OUT, so get your tickets NOW! 



His axe is stained with the blood of a thousand adversaries. We fall in behind him as he leads up into darkness. He turns his gaze on us. “Tentanda via est!” The way must be tried. Wildeman has arrived.

Legions of followers marched across Europe in his wake. But was most soon realized is that Wildeman is already inside of them, ready to be awakened. Will you fall in line or find the edge?



After four months of blood, sweat, tears, and plenty of beers, we’re set to unveil a mural of the Flying Dog story at the brewery on Wednesday, January 18. 

From a Pakistani bar at the base of K2 to our state-of-the-art brewery here in Frederick, Maryland, our new mural captures the entire Flying Dog story in 100 feet, paying homage (of course) to our Gonzo Godfathers Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman, and George Stranahan.

From 6 to 11 pm, we’ll have an art show from our muralists – local artists Diana Marshall, Ben Gartell, and Jessica Sansbury – along with live music by Old Indian and Holy MTN. 

It will be open house-style, so come one, come all (as long as you’re 21 and over). No tickets or RSVPs needed, but space is limited. 



With simplification and restoration in mind, we’re rolling out new packaging designs this year. Our goal was to better reflect the insanely chaotic, yet intricately detailed Ralph Steadman art on our labels.

Beginning with the iconographic Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale, where our winged logo originated, the new labels will begin hitting shelves this month.

Here is a glimpse at some of our new designs:



In an otherwise pitch black brewery, a single stream of light spills out from beneath the brewhouse doors. Carrying with it is inspiration that can only be found during the sunless solitude of a graveyard brewing shift. 

The brainchildren of our individual brewers, our Brewhouse Rarities series of limited-edition brews shatter the confines of traditional beer styles and, in the words of the Good Doctor Hunter S. Thompson, are “too weird to live, too rare to die.”

The series will feature 10 new beers in 2012, with the first — an Imperial Hefeweizen — coming out in January. Other planned styles include: 

  • Black Lager with Cherries
  • Abbey Dubbel
  • Sour Cherry
  • Red Ale
  • Gose 
  • Nut Brown 
  • Weizenbock 
  • Gruit
  • Belgian Strong

Our Brewhouse Rarities will be available on draft only in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. The Imperial Hefeweizen will premiere on Thursday, January 5 at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore, MD. 



Introducing The Junto Society: An exclusive club established by your leaders at Flying Dog for the betterment of craft beer, local community, independent business, and the world in which we live. 

As a member, you will be invited to the brewery monthly to try small-batch beers not yet released for public consumption. As you taste these rare beers, we will solicit feedback from you during discussions hosted by Brewmaster Matt Brophy and his team of genius brewers. 

Meetings of The Society, held on the first Wednesday of every month, will also be a forum to connect with your fellow countrymen on issues important to the craft beer industry and the American Dream.

Membership in The Junto Society is $150 for the 2012 year, which includes a 6-pack or growler of the 12 aforementioned limited-release beers (to be picked up at each month’s meeting). In addition, you will be given an exclusive shirt bearing The Junto Society seal to wear proudly on the streets of this great nation of ours. 

We are only taking 100 members in the first year. And in years after, membership in The Junto Society will become more difficult.

The first meeting of The Junto Society is on Wednesday, January 4, so registration for the 2012 year will be closed on January 1.

Become a member today to take the first step of the rest of your life. 

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