This Friday and Saturday is the World Expo of Beer, which is the largest beer sampling event in Michigan. We’ll be pouring beer at the event, which is at Heritage Park in Frankenmuth, Michigan. One of the cool parts of this festival is that the participating breweries submit beers for competitive judging in advance, and the results of that competition come in before the event. It’s really cool that you can see who wins, and then go drink their beer while you’re there.

Plus it’s cool as hell, because Flying Dog Brewery kicked some ass in the competition.

• Gonzo Imperial Porter: 1st place, Porter Division
Old Scratch Amber Lager: 2nd place, Amber Hybrid Division
In-Heat Wheat Hefeweizen: 2nd place, German Wheat/Rye Division

Here’s the entire list of winners.



Joe pours a couple beers with Sarah the bartender

Flying Dog sales bad-ass Joe Gomez was in New York City last week. One of the events he did was a Flying Dog Beer Night at Rattle N Hum on 33rd Street (or toitty-toid street, as my Eastern European Grandma used to say – seriously). Rattle N Him is a great craft beer bar conveniently located about 4 blocks from Penn Station.

From Joe: “Rattle N Hum brought in 9 lines for the event, covering just about the whole Flying Dog lineup. Their motto is “No Crap on Tap” – and they truly live up to this. In the rear of the bar, they have a “cask/firkin” only bar. So be on the lookout for a Flying Dog firkin in the next couple months. The name? Patrick’s Burden (named after Patrick, the owner of Rattle N Hum).”

The style of Patrick’s Burden? According to VP of Brewing Matt Brophy, it will be Gonzo Imperial Porter “Dry hopped with something crazy”. We’ll keep you NYCers posted as it gets closer to being released.

Links of interest:
Joe’s Flying Dog Twitter account
Rattle N Hum on Facebook
The flickr photoset from the event

Toasting the event with some good folks



Rob Kasper is a journalist over at the Baltimore Sun, and he has a great blog called Kasper on Tap. Rob writes about all things beer, often with an emphasis on breweries local to the Mid-Atlantic region. Today Rob wrote about Flying Dog Brewery and the various sites we are using to market our award-winning beer.

We try hard with our social media, but it wouldn’t mean a damn thing if our amazing team at the brewery didn’t make such amazing beer. We in the Flying Dog marketing department are lucky to be spreading the word about some of the best beer in the world. Keep it up, guys!



We’re doing a twitter contest this week, in honor of American Craft Beer Week. Here’s the gist. Each day this week, we’ll be posting a tweet asking you what you’re drinking tonight. You will respond to us. Each entry that has @flyingdog and #craftbeer in it along with the American Craft Beer you’re drinking. We will be picking a winner from all the properly formatted entries, and if you’re picked, you win some free shit!

Here’s a properly formatted tweet: @flyingdog We’ll be drinking a bunch of Double Dog this evening! #craftbeer

Read more about American Craft Beer Week here.



This is 100% real.  Seen in the Colorado High Country.

Whoa. Dude.

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Chris “Sach” Leidy deserves a gold star, or more likely a free case of beer, for his recent efforts. In a day that would make Mike Rowe from “Dirty Jobs” proud, we had Sach working on some of our equipment.

Brewing can be a dirty job

Brewing beer, if you’re not familiar with the process, can be a pretty dirty job. Especially when you need to work on getting the Cablevey in tip-top shape. For those of you who are uninitiated, the Cablevey is the grain transfer system from the mill in the mill house to the Grist case that is on the roof. The malt is somewhat like flour at that point so that is why Sach has all that white dust all over him.

So Sach battled the Cablevey all day, and in true Flying Dog style, he came out on top.



Even the United States Military is starting to catch on to this whole Flying Dog thing.  We’re proud to announce that our Doggie-style Classic Pale Ale will be available on tap at some select locations on Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia.

If you’re one of the fine men or women serving our country at Quantico, you will now be able to do it Doggie-style.



Attention Tweetures! We’re having a Tweetup in DC at Luna Grill and Diner on May 27 at 6pm.  Everyone who comes to the Tweetup will get one complimentary Flying Dog beer and be registered to win some sweet Flying Dog Swag.  We’ll even throw in a free Flying Dog Pint Glass for the first 50 people through the door!

Spread the word and we’ll see you at the Tweetup!



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



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.

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