This blog post is for all you whipper-snappers out there that think selling beer is the easiest and best job in the world. You think it’s all about going out to bars, staying out all night and buying people beer? Well, let me tell you something – it’s HARD WORK!
You ever think about how hard it is to work a beer festival? After lugging kegs for what seems like miles, you have to ice the beer, set up a tent, hang banners and THEN put on a smiling face and greet hundreds (if not thousands) of eager and thirsty beer people while waxing poetically about your product for hours on end.
That’s why you have to recruit people to help.
Thankfully, our very own Jim Lutz is a master recruiter. He doesn’t let just anyone work in our beer tent – he recruits some of some of the hottest women in the area to pour and sample Flying Dog’s Litter of Ales. Check out some of his work from Nashville’s “Music City Beer Fest”.
Nicely done, Mr. Lutz, nicely done.
Oh yeah, I guess he got some dudes to help too.
[tags]music city, beer, brew, fest, flying dog, jim lutz[/tags]
Check out this article from FHM, Singapore’s most popular men’s magazine. Our plans of world domination are right on track. A big thanks to Winston at Beer Styles for setting all this up.
<tags>Singapore, Flying Dog, FHM, Gonzo, Snake Dog, Old Scratch, Doggie Style, Export</tags>
One of the things we like best about Flying Dog drinkers is that you’re not afraid to share your opinion. We do something good, you’re the first to complement us. We do something bad, you’re all up in our grill. We like that.
But we want to take it to the next level, so we have set up a Suggestion Box account to make it even easier.
- You think we should make Woody Creek White a year-round brand? Let us know.
- You like your craft beer in a can? Tell us.
- You would like to see Chris Rippe wear one of those body Speedos that Michael Phelps wears? You’re a little weird, but we want to know.
Click on over to flyingdog.suggestionbox.com and let us know what’s on your mind. We’re listening.
[tags]flying dog, brewery, suggestion box, opinions, craft, beer, brewery[/tags]
The Frederick Flying Dogs Semi-Pro baseball team recently celebrated their 2008 league championship. After going down 2-0 in the best of 5 series, they used a little old fashion voodoo magic to help seal the deal and pull out victory. Below is the story of how Tire Bite helped bring home the championship from team manager Nick Collingham.
“After we lost game 2, a handful of us sat around drinking some beers after the other team had left. We figured we had to do something to change our luck. We weren’t hitting and just lost with our ace on the hill even though he allowed only 2 runs. So, we buried a full Flying Dog beer (Tire Bite) label up in the pitcher’s mound right behind the pitching rubber at their field. We have not lost since. Coincidence??????????”
A Wild Dog will be on the loose in October. We will be releasing a Smoked Double Lager called “Dog Schwarz” (pronounced: dog sh-varts) in October – just in time for the Great American Beer Festival. Funny how that works, huh?
As it is with all Wild Dog releases, Dog Schwarz will be available exclusively in hand filled, labeled and corked 750ml champagne-style bottles and in very limited quantity.
For more information on Schwarzbier, click here.
Here’s a look at the label. Let us know what you think!
[tags]wild dog, craft beer, flying dog, smoked, double, lager, experimental[/tags]
Whether it be suppliers, distributors, or retailers – anyone who has worked directly with Flying Dog Brewery at any point in the past 10 years, has probably worked with Mike Freeman in some capacity. Mike is Flying Dog’s longest standing employee and has worked in everything from Sales to Warehouse to Purchasing to running the whole damn Brewery.
In April, Mike was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, also known as GBM. GBM is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor. It is unknown what causes this tumor; unlike some brain tumors that spread from other cancer cells in the body, it starts in the brain.
All of Mike’s friends and his extended family at Flying Dog have come together and organized an event to help pay for some of Mike’s medical expenses. The event, called “Rock The Mike: The Freeman Brainefit” is on August 23 in our old brewhouse in Denver (2401 Blake). Not only does the event feature some of Denver’s best Punk Rock bands, all of the proceeds go straight to Mike.
We hope to see you come out on 8/23 to help us Rock the Mike! Click on the image below for more details.
For more information, please visit:
[tags]mike freeman, rock the mike, fuck cancer[/tags]
GonzoFest is Flying Dog’s annual throwdown, an event of such epic proportions that if you miss out, you’ll be in a state of self-loathing for months. This year, in conjunction with GonzoFest, we will be hosting the Hard Times Cafe Chili Cookoff (for the 2008 Maryland State Championship). Come meet the Flying Dog Crew and enjoy beer, music, tours, chili samples, performance by the Appalachian Air Canines – as well as all-around good karma, as a portion of the proceeds benefit the Heartly House. On Saturday, September 13th from 3-9pm we will be administering lessons in Fear and Loathing, Flying Dog style. Click here for more details about GonzoFest.
Notice the In-Heat Wheat in the picture from this Brewer’s Association press release. We are taking over the world one beer at a time!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Craft Beers featured at July 4th opening of new
Export Development Program helps promote sales of American Craft Beer in the U.S.
Photo Caption: Bobby Richey, Sue Timken, Ambassador Timken, and Sam Bessinger show off American Craft Beer
“We wanted to celebrate the return of the U.S. Embassy to its historic home in downtown
The Brewers Association’s (BA) Export Development Program received the request for American craft beers from Richey. The reception featured 47 different craft beer brands from 13 American craft breweries.
“The Brewers Association is very proud to be a part of the festivities surrounding the new opening of the German Embassy in
More information about the Export Development Program can be found at: http://www.beertown.org/craftbrewing/edp.html.
[tags]Export, German Embassy, Brewers Association, flying dog, brewery[/tags]
Today (July 18) is Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday. He would have been 71 years old today.
[tags]hunter thompson, birthday, gonzo, movie, flying dog, brewery[/tags]