Nov

25

We came across a great piece from BlackBookMag.com on Hunter Thompson’s fashion sense.  Ever wondered what deal behind the aviator sunglasses is?  What about his choice of shirts?

Reading time: 2 minutes.

Click on the photo below for a link to the article.

HST Fashion Screen Shot

[tags]flying dog, hunter thompson, fashion, beer, hst, beer, brewery[/tags]

Nov

25

Bones, bucks, benjamins, fins, loot, dough, bacon, clams, scratch. There are so many slang terms for money, and we want you to be able to use all these terms for your money. Because Flying Dog Brewery is going to help you save a ton of coin this holiday season.

Introducing the “Flying Dog Beverage Stimulus Package”.

People are getting ready to line up early Friday morning at major malls, ready to stampede towards the best sale. And this year, you’re also especially eager to find a rad deal on holiday gifts, right? We don’t want you to have to get up early on your day off, just to get a screaming deal, either. Hell, we don’t even want you to have to leave the house to score some sweet stuff, and we want you to save some of your hard-earned cashola in the process.

All day on Friday, November 28, 2008, get 33% off at our online store by using the discount code BEERDRINKERBAILOUT when you check out. Save 1/3 on everything from pint glass sets to Beer Label T-Shirts to cute Women’s Hoodies.

Why should we only let the government have all the fun with all these wild and crazy bailouts? We’ve decided that we’re jumping into the bailout fray on Friday. Get all of your holiday gifts at flyingdogales.com, get a good deal and avoid the panic at the Mall.

So we can’t have beer for sale online – because it’s completely illegal – but we can have all your Flying Dog swag needs. And when you save big moolah from getting awesome deals via our bailout plan, you’ll be able to afford to buy more beer come this Holiday season. It’s a holiday miracle.

Nov

19

BeerAmerica.tv posted a great vidcast about our Gold Medal-winning Dogtoberfest. Beer America is a site dedicated to craft beer and the world’s growing thirst for it. It’s about 10 minutes, but we really enjoyed watching this video. Like what BeerAmericaTV is doing? Follow BeerAmericaTV on twitter.

Nov

17

BAT COUNTRY

A few weeks ago we asked what kind of music Hunter S. Thompson listened to, and we got a few responses. But nothing definitive arrived. Yesterday, Jeff Miers, columnist at the Buffalo News, posted a story about an essay penned by Johnny Depp and Professor Douglas Brinkley about the music from the documentary Gonzo. Any Gonzo enthusiast should love learning more about what made our beloved HST tick.

Gonzo Gift #3: If you’re interested in reading this 8,000 word essay, you’ll have to buy the DVD release of Gonzo (the Alex Gibney film that was released last fall, which comes out tomorrow).

Nov

14

Bummed about not being able to make to the 2008 GABF?  Even more bummed about not making it to the 2008 FBAG (Flying Dog, Brats & Gonzo)?  Worry no more.  Our friends at BeerUtopia.com have were there to take in all of the festivities and have posted a couple highlight videos.

So fire up the grill, throw on some brats, bust out some Gonzo Imperial Porter and stare at your computer screen for a bit.  Aside from being in the same room with hundreds of beautiful people, listening to live music and smelling the aroma of beer and brats, you’ll feel like you were there with us.

It’s a long clip, so here are some interviews of interest if you want to fast forward:
Matt Bropphy, Flying Dog VP Brewing Operations at 5:58
Jim Caruso, Flying Dog CEO at 18:00

Nov

14

There has been a rash of books and documentaries about Hunter S. Thompson in the past two years and surprisingly, most of them are worth the money.  But for the true, hardcore HST fan, there may be no better purchase than The Gonzo Tapes.

The Gonzo Tapes

The Gonzo Tapes is a 5-CD set featuring Dr. Gonzo’s personal commentary and notes that he recorded before, during and after writing some of his most famous books like Hell’s Angels and Political Trail.

We want to warn everyone that this may not be the best gift for the “casual” HST fan.  The customer reviews on Amazon seem to indicate that the most loyal of HST fans will love it and another review on Tripwire found The Gonzo Tapes to be “boring.” So do a little research of your own before inking this on your holiday shopping list.

Unfortunately, we here at Flying Dog aren’t on the “comp list” and haven’t had a chance to listen yet – so we’re going to buy our own copy and hold judgment for ourselves.

[tags]hst, gonzo tapes, hunter, thompson, flying dog, gift ideas[/tags]

Nov

12

Brad dresses up as Dr. Gonzo for Halloween What do you do if you’re in New Orleans during Halloween? Dress up like Dr. Gonzo, that’s what! Brad was there and spent the last day of October in style. And always remember to bring your trusty attorney with you, especially whilst spending Halloween in The Big Easy.

Siobhan does it Doggie Style for Halloween 01And friend of Flying Dog Siobhan dressed up like our Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale and partied the night away with us during our Flying Dog Pub Crawl down “The Gauntlet” in scenic Frederick, Maryland. Now we don’t want to presuppose anything, but you’re in for a pretty good night if you’re dressed up as anything called “Doggie Style”.

We sort of sprung this concept on you people a little late this year, but rest assured there will be a contest next year, so get started on your costume and win some shit.

Nov

11

As we lead up to the holidays, we’ll be offering some gift ideas for that person in your life that loves Flying Dog.

Know someone who likes to drink some Flying Dog beer, read Hunter Thompson books and save information on those handy USB drives?  Then a Hunter S. Thompson themed USB drive would be the perfect gift for them.  Click here or on the image below for the full story on CNET.

HST USB Drive

[tags]flying dog, usb drive, hunter thompson, hst, gift idea[/tags]

Nov

10

We had a great time at Flying Dog Night at Max’s on Broadway last Thursday.  Not only did they have NINE Flying Dog beers on tap, but they were also pouring samples of our new Dog Schwarz Smoked Double Lager and had a firkin of our Snake Dog IPA brewed with our homegrown Centennial hops.

If you’re ever in Baltimore, make sure you stop by Max’s.  They have a great beer selection – both on draft and in bottles.  And it’s not just a beer bar – they have tasty food and lots of screens to watch sports – although the crowd that gathered that night wasn’t in much of a “sports-watching” mood that night as the Terps got their ass handed to them by the Hokies.

Best of all, they have friendly bartenders that know just how to say hello to their valued patrons as they did for us as we walked in the bar that night.  Same to ya!

Bartenders at Max's on Broadway

[tags]flying dog, max’s, on broadway, craft beer, baltimore, on tap[/tags]

Nov

7

Friday. The last day of most of your work weeks. And we all know that Fridays are the day to take long lunches, get your fantasy football team ready, and slack and watch videos on the internet.

And they’re also a day to reflect on our hero, Hunter S. Thompson. So check out this Starz interview of Gary Busey, where he talks about Hunter. Well, mostly about Hunter.

Just remember what F.E.A.R. and D.O.U.B.T. are (what the hell was that all about in the video?).

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