This event is now SOLD OUT!

Didn’t get tix? Buy ’em quick next year!



Flying Dog presents Mud Dog Run II on Saturday, November 5.

This time, it’s at Crumland Farms in Frederick, MD with more obstacles, including one engineered by yours truly. (However, rolling kegs at runners Donkey Kong-style proved to be a bit bone-crackingly dangerous. We tried.)

Get ready to get dirty. Go to MudDogRun.com to register.



Charm City domination is the name of our game for this year’s Baltimore Beer Week.

The madness starts Thursday and runs through Sunday, October 16. Take a deep breath, grab your calendar, and pencil us in for one hell of a ride:

Thursday 10/6

Opening ceremony after party w/ The Cris Jacobs Band (formerly of The Bridge)*

  • Power Plant Live’s Leinenkugel Beer Garden
  • 9 pm

Friday 10/7

Happy Hour Trivia

  • James Joyce Irish Pub
  • 4-7 pm

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Fundraiser

  • Langermann’s
  • 6-10 pm

Dogfight III: A Battle Between Flying Dog, BrewDog, and Dogfish Head

  • Victoria’s Gastro Pub
  • 7 pm

Bat Country Beer-Lesque Revue*

  • Metro Gallery 9 pm

Saturday 10/8

Maryland Brewers Oktoberfest*

  • Timonium Fair Grounds
  • 11 am

Afternoon (Nitro) Delight

  • Max’s Taphouse
  • 1-3 pm

Brewer Guided Tasting

  • The Perfect Pour
  • 2-5 pm

Doggie Style Happy Hour

  • Kooper’s Tavern
  • 4-7 pm

Sunday 10/9

Pints and Pancakes

  • Mahaffey’s Pub
  • 10 am-1 pm

Brewing for the Cure Women’s Homebrew Competition*

  • Maryland Homebrew
  • 12-4 pm

Maryland Beer Fest*

  • Victoria Gastro Pub
  • 12-4 pm

St. Stephen’s School Fundraiser

  • Honeygo Wine & Spirits
  • 1-4 pm

Bachelor Beer Dinner*

  • Golden West Cafe
  • 7-10 pm

Monday 10/10

$3 Flying Dog Drafts

  • Alexander’s Tavern

Happy Hour

  • Duda’s Tavern
  • 4-7 pm

Hop Heads Fest

  • Hop Heads Alehouse
  • 5-8 pm

Beer Dinner*

  • Frisco’s Taphouse
  • 6-9 pm

Tuesday 10/11

$3 Flying Dog and Wii bowling

  • Alexander’s Tavern
  • 5-8 pm

Pumpkinfest (with The Fear)

  • Hop Heads Alehouse
  • 5 pm

Maryland Seafood Beer Dinner*

  • Alewife
  • 8-11 pm

Wednesday 10/12

$3 Flying Dog

  • Alexander’s Tavern

$1 Off Flying Dog Pints

  • Cat’s Eye Pub

Ellicott City Pub Tour

  • Starting at Judge’s Bench
  • 5 pm
  • Then, onto Diamondback Tavern at 6:30 pm and The Phoenix at 7:30 pm

CIVIL WAR! Beer & Food Pairings w/ Flying Dog & Troegs

  • Grand Cru
  • 6-8 pm

Thursday 10/13

$3 Flying Dog

  • Alexander’s Tavern

Beer & Cheese Pairing

  • Big Jim’s Deli
  • 5-7 pm

MD vs. NY Beer Tasting

  • Hop Heads Alehouse
  • 5-9 pm

Brewmasters Beer Dinner*

  • Punk’s Backyard Grill
  • 7 pm

Thirsty Thursdays

  • Jilly’s
  • 7-9 pm


  • Metropolitan Coffeehouse and Wine Bar
  • 7-10 pm

Friday 10/14

Beer & Cheese Pairing

  • Shawan Liquors
  • 4-6 pm

Bond Distributing Tap Takeover

  • Racers Cafe
  • 6-8 pm

Firkin of The Fear

  • JD’s Smokehouse
  • 6-8 pm

Meet Your Maker Series: FEARKIN Friday

  • Hellas Restaurant and Lounge
  • 6-9 pm

Tap Takeover

  • TBonz Grille
  • 7-10 pm

Saturday 10/15

Beer & Cheese Pairing

  • The Wine Source
  • 1-4 pm

Chesapeake Real Ale Festival*

  • Pratt Street Ale House
  • 1-6 pm

Flying Dog Tasting

  • Calvert Wine & Spirits
  • 2-5 pm

Craft Beer Festival & Tasting

  • Friendship Wine & Liquor
  • 2-6 pm

Date Night*

  • National Aquarium
  • 7 pm

Game Room Giveaways

  • The Point in Fells
  • 8-10 pm

Northern Soul Dance & Scooter Rally

  • Golden West Cafe
  • 10:30 pm

Saturday 10/16

Raven’s Tailgate & Pig Roast

  • Kloby’s Smokehouse
  • 11 am-4 pm

Skee Ball Tourney

  • Johnny Radz
  • 2-4 pm

An * means that the event is ticketed or requires a reservation. For more details on each of these events, check out our Events Calendar. “Buy the ticket, take the ride,” Baltimore.



While all eyes are on craft beer in Baltimore, we’re shifting the attention to where Baltimore needs a little work.

This Friday, during Baltimore Beer Week, we’re partnering with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to build a house in the Jefferson Street neighborhood.

After the build, the Flying Dog team is closing the day with a Habitat fundraiser at Langermann’s in Canton from 6 to 10 pm. We hope to not only raise money for Habitat throughout the night, but also work with the organization to thank their ongoing volunteers for their countless hours of service.

Langermann’s has agreed to donate $1 from all Flying Dog pints purchased that night to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. We’ll also buy the first beer for any existing Habitat volunteer or person who donates or signs up to volunteer with Habitat that night.

For more information on how you can get involved with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, visit its website at HabitatChesapeake.org.



Your inspiration? EACH OTHER.

Your challenge? COMMUNICATION.

Your criteria? FRAMES.

For entrants in this year’s 72 Film Fest, sponsored by yours truly, it shouldn’t be hard to find inspiration from their fellow film comrades. But there’s a catch: Every team is given a beginning and ending frame for their movie, taken from stills from various 72 Film Fest entries throughout the festival’s first five years. Exactly how these beginning and ending shots tie into a film is up to the entrants, but they must treat them like storyboards and do their best to recreate camera angles, settings, characters, and props.

But there’s another catch: One team’s ending frame is the next team’s beginning frame — a progression that continues through all of the entrants. Teams are encouraged (but not required) to communicate with each other and potentially collaborate on various aspects of each team’s movie.

Understood? Now, GO! This criteria was revealed to entrants LAST NIGHT. Now, in a race against time, each entered team has ONLY 72-HOURS (hence the name) to create their movie.

Then, they have a work week to recover before their masterpieces are screened. All entries will be screened at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Friday, October 7 starting at 6 pm.

Saturday, October 8 is the main event, where the judges’ finalists and audience choice films will be screened at the Weinberg at 7:30 pm. A winner will be crowned that night and can then celebrate at our 72 Film Fest after party at Bentz Street Sports Bar. Starting at 10 pm, Bentz Street will have $1 off all Flying Dog and live music from Lucas and the Lovelys. Plus, the first 50 people will get a free pint!

Join us October 7-8 as we support local creativity! For more information on the festival, visit the 72 Film Fest website. To purchase tickets to the 72 Film Fest screenings, visit the Weinberg Center for the Arts website.



Craft beer and cult classics.

Starting Wednesday, September 28, we’re hosting a movie series at the Weinberg Center, one of our hometown’s cultural jewels. We’re kicking things off with a screening of the Coen brothers’ Raising Arizona. The remaining films include:

  • Big Trouble in Little China: October 26, 2011
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: November 30, 2011
  • Caddyshack: December 28, 2011
  • Blazing Saddles: January 25, 2012
  • Time Bandits: February 29, 2012
  • A Clockwork Orange: March 28, 2012
  • The Princess Bride: April 25, 2012
  • Jaws: June 27, 2012

All movies will begin at 7:30 pm and will be preceded by a Flying Dog happy hour in the Weinberg lobby at 6:30 pm. Beer will also be sold throughout each show. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and children.

Get your tickets now through the Weinberg Center’s website.



Your Secret Stash has arrived. Our just-released Harvest Ale – made from locally-sourced hops, wheat, sweet corn, and potatoes – is hitting shelves next week.

To celebrate the fruits of this year’s harvest, we’re hosting release parties next week all around Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

Tuesday, September 20

  • Lures Bar & Grille in Crownsville, MD at 6 pm
  • The County Cork in Eldersburg, MD at 6 pm

Thursday, September 22

  • Founding Farmers in Washington, DC at 5 pm
  • Cafe Nola in Frederick, MD at 4 pm
  • Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg, VA at 5 pm

Friday, September 23

  • Beers and Cheers in Germantown, MD at 5:30 pm



We’re having a good, old-fashioned yard sale here at the brewery on Sunday, September 25 from noon to 6 pm.

Forget picking up some outgrown kid’s clothes or collector’s items circa 1972. We’ve got some sweet Flying Dog apparel that needs to be in every beer lover’s wardrobe. $5 to $10 t-shirts, $20 to $25 hoodies, and two beer tokens with each purchase!


  • Buy 3 items, get a free poster
  • Buy 4 items, get a free pint glass
  • Buy 5 items, get the 6th free

We’ll also have brand new apparel for the fall, including our just-released Raging Bitch merch line for men, women, and babies! Does shopping get any better than that?



What’s our friend Sipping Tom been up to all summer? Spreading the craft beer gospel through his educational and thorough beer reviews, of course. Take a look here:



We’re out to prove that while Snakeheads are vicious, they’re also de-licious.

To support the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ fight against invasive species in the Potomac River watershed, Flying Dog is the official beer of the 2011 Potomac Snakehead Tournament September 2-3.

Snakeheads have become an invasive species and cause ecological damage because they are top-level predators, meaning that they have no natural enemies outside of their native environment. National Geographic has referred to the Snakehead as “Fishzilla” because of its recent rampage on – otherwise stable – ecosystems.

The goal of the tournament is to utilize sport fishing to support to reduce the population of this invasive species, while also raising awareness for Snakeheads as a high quality, commercially viable food source until the population is under control.

“Snakeheads are definitely an underrated fish in the kitchen. It’s a flavorful fish that can be served in a number of different ways whether fried, seared, broiled, or baked,” Chad Wells, Executive Chef at Alewife Restaurant in Baltimore, told us.

Wells will prepare and present a Snakehead tasting complemented by our beer at the conclusion of the hunt on September 3 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

Official tournament events, including Wells’ tasting, will take place at Smallwood State Park in Marbury, Maryland. All participants are encouraged to attend the pre-tournament conference at the park September 2 at 5 pm. Guest speakers will include Joseph W. Love, Ph.D., Tidal Bass Manager for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; and Joshua J. Newhard, Fisheries Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The 2011 Potomac Snakehead Tournament is open to anyone with a valid Maryland or Virginia fishing license. Participants can win cash and prizes for the heaviest fish and overall total weight. Participants can fish – hook and line or bow – beginning September 2, 2011 at 6 pm until September 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm anywhere on the tidal Potomac in Maryland or Virginia. Cost to enter is $40 online registration by September 1 or $50 day of the tournament.

A percentage of the tournament profits will be donated to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to help fight invasive species in the Potomac River watershed. The tournament is presented by Whackfactor Outdoors, with sponsorship from ProFish, Alewife Baltimore, and yours truly.

For full details on the tournament and to register, visit the Whackfactor Outdoors website.

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