May

22

This is our friend Doug. Doug is a local actor whose last short film was selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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In Doug’s latest film, Apocalypse Rock, he plays the last man alive after a nuclear apocalypse. His character takes refuge in an abandoned radio station and broadcasts a show every day from morning until night with hope that someone will hear him. (Watch the trailer for Apocalypse Rock here.)

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We want you to help our friend Doug by supporting Apocalypse Rock’s IndieGoGo campaign.

Why is he making this film? What does he know about filmmaking? How is he going to make this film awesome? And why does he need money? We’ll let him answer that for himself

May

16

Find Flying Dog Beer at Camden Yards

 

May

15

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77 Years of Creative Genius

“Every time we receive label art from Ralph we’re like kids on Christmas morning, and the artwork for Raging Bitch was extra special to us because it was for a beer commemorating Flying Dog’s 20th anniversary. We absolutely loved it from the moment we saw it.”

Our CEO Jim Caruso offered these sentiments in the foreword of a recently published 160-page catalog of Ralph Steadman’s work, including the original art for Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA.  Presented by the London Cartoon Museum, STEADman @ 77 is a retrospective of Ralph’s work over the past 50 years and a present day celebration of his wild creativity.

We are honored and forever grateful that Ralph has left his indelible mark on our labels for the past 19 years.

“He is not only an artist, but also a principled genius and possibly the one TRUE artist in the world. Thank you, Ralph, for making a noticeable dent in the universe. And for your friendship.” 

Love,

Jim Caruso and all of us at Flying Dog 

May

10

Left Field Movie Nights

We’re partnering with the Frederick Keys for the second straight summer to present a three-part movie series taking place at Harry Grove Stadium. Beginning Friday, June 7, the video board at the ballpark will show one movie per month for our “Left Field Movie Nights.” All three screenings will feature classic films and have a family-friendly, PG rating.

Taking place on the first Friday of June, July, and August, the Left Field Movie Nights will give fans the opportunity to access the outfield and enjoy the unique experience of watching a movie on the Keys’ videoboard. Admission is $5 dollars per adult and $3 per child (12 and under) when purchased in advance, and $7 per adult and $5 per child at the door. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Frederick Keys Box Office at 301-815-9939 or online at http://www.frederickkeys.com.

Multiple styles of our beer will be sold throughout the evening and a variety of concession stand offerings will also be available for purchase. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. During this pre-show hour, fans are invited to bring their gloves for a game of catch in the outfield and enjoy free access to the Kids Fun Zone.

Flying Dog and the Keys developed this local partnership to provide a unique experience at the ballpark by combining great movies and great beer brewed right here in Frederick. 

The movies being featured will be:

  • June 7th – E. T.
  • July 5th – Field of Dreams
  • August 2nd – Honey I Shrunk the Kids

No outside food or beverage will be permitted. Blankets are welcome and fans may watch from the seating bowl or outfield grass. No lawn chairs will be allowed.

May

8

Frederick Beer Week 2013

Join the allegiance of craft beer enthusiasts for the week-long celebration of local beers in our backyard of Frederick, MD.  

You can find us showboating all week long at the following  locations:

Saturday, May 11

Brewfest at Stillpoint Farm

  • A family friendly beer festival featuring live music, food, crafts, and a selection of beers from your favorite Maryland brewers including Flying Dog, Barley and Hops, Brewer’s Alley, Frey’s Brewing Company, The Milkhouse Brewery, Monocacy Brewing Company, DuClaw, Heavy Seas, Evolution, Pub Dog & Ruhlman
  • Stillpoint Farm (in Mt. Airy, MD)
  • Noon to 6 pm
  • Tickets:
    • $20 for adults (21+)
    • $15 for designated drivers and individuals 13-20.
    • Free  - Children 12 and under
    • Ticket price includes a tasting glass and six tokens. Additional tokens available for purchase
    • Buy Tickets

Tuesday, May 14

Brewhouse Rarity Release of Easy IPA 

  • Be the first to try our latest Brewhouse Rarity Easy and chat with the brewers behind the beer.
  • At the brewery (Frederick, MD)
  • 5 to 8 pm
  • Tickets:
    • $5 admission (21+)
    • Includes a sample of Easy IPA along with 5 others of your choice. 

Wednesday, May 15 

Dog Eat Dog: Beer & Hot Dog Pairing 

  • Flying Dog beer paired with a selection of gourmet hot dogs 
  • Roasthouse Pub (Frederick, MD)
  • 5-8 pm 
  • Admission is free, pay as you go for pints and pairings

Thursday, May 16

The Great Frederick Beer Week Scavenger Hunt

  • A craft beer-focused hunt through downtown Frederick for teams of 3 to 5 people with an after-party at Brewer’s Alley 
  • Flying Dog Brewery, then various locations downtown (Frederick, MD)
  • 5 pm registration  - 8:30 pm after-party 
  • Tickets:

Madrone’s Firkin Tapping

  • Brewmaster Matt Brophy will tap a firkin of Double Dog Double IPA
  • Madrone’s (Frederick, MD)
  • 5 pm – Close
  • Admission is free, pay as you go for pints

Friday, May 17

Maryland Tap Takeover

  • 10 beers on tap from local Frederick breweries featuring Flying Dog, Brewer’s Alley, Barley and Hops, Frey’s Brewing and Monocacy Brewing
  • JoJo’s Restaurant and Taphouse (Frederick, MD)
  • 6 pm – Close

Saturday, May 18

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

  • A festival solely featuring craft beer from the great state of Maryland
  • Carroll Creek (Frederick, MD)
  • 1 pm to 6 pm (VIP Hour from Noon – 1 pm)
  • Tickets
    • $20 in advance ($30 at the door)
    • Ticket price includes a tasting glass and six tokens. Additional tokens available for purchase.
    • Buy Tickets 

For a complete line up of the entire week, visit http://frederickbeer.com  

May

3

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On Saturday, May 25 of Montreal will be taking our stage by storm. Literally. Their concerts are theatrical and unpredictable with more costume changes than an Oscars host, synchronized dancing that would put Madonna’s saggy ass to shame, and lighting effects sure to invoke seizures. (Check out their last DC-area show at 9:30 Club.)

To prepare you for the show, here’s the quick and dirty on the band:

  • Everyone loves a good Canadian success story, but these guys aren’t neighbors from the Great White North. They’re actually from Athens, Georgia. 
  • The name of Montreal came from a failed romance between band frontman Kevin Barnes and, you guessed it, a lady from Montreal.
  • Their style is eclectic and has been known to change from album to album. It can best be summed up as euphoric indie pop. They’re also known for combining narrative, often serious, lyrics with upbeat melodies and sing-along choruses.
  • Their show at the brewery is on the last leg of their Summer Tour. From here, they have a show in Honolulu and are then off to Tokyo.
  • They announced last week that they’re coming out with a new album – Lousy with Sylvianbriar — this fall.

Tickets for the show, with Baltimore’s Us and Us Only opening up, are just $20 and on sale now

May

1

StovetopperWEB

Citra is one of the most exclusive and in-demand hop varietals in the United States. We love it for its strong citrus and tropical fruit flavors, which come screaming through the light malt backbone of this Imperial IPA.

Now, with our Stove Topper homebrew kits, you can be in awe of the access to the excess.

Click here to read more about our Stove Topper homebrew kits and to download brewing specs and instructions.

Apr

29

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“As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can grill.” – Jean-Paul Sarte 

Back by popular demand is BYOG, a bring-your-own-grill BBQ’ing class led by grilling legend Chris Carter. The class will show 25 lucky individuals how to grill on the equipment you already own and will teach you the differences from grilling to smoking, direct and indirect cooking, different types of wood and charcoal, cooking times, and tricks the pros use.

Tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple (couples will share a grill and the meats) and are on sale now

Price includes:

  • A full rack of ribs, whole chicken, and other grilling meats
  • Flying Dog beer samples
  • A BBQ cooking guide, including recipes, tips, and more
  • A special lunch cooked by the pro himself

Additional details:

  • Students need to bring their own grill: It can be gas or charcoal. Anything from a deluxe monster gas grill to a Weber and a bag of charcoal is welcome.
  • You are more than welcome to share a grill if you have a friend or neighbor coming with you, BUT your grilling partner will still have to buy his or her own ticket, or you can purchase a couples ticket. (It is legal in Maryland now.)
  • All attendees are also encouraged to bring charcoal, wood chips, special sauces, or any other elements they’d like to perfect in the class.

Apr

23

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“Ralph is an icon, his topical, political renderings iconic, his mad jargon a paragon of artistic brilliance. And through the illustrated musings of his life and times, Ralph’s bird will perpetually soar in the minds of those that follow, carrying the torch he once collected from all the dissidents that spewed their creative venom before him. Here is a man and artist of superior caliber.”

- Johnny Depp on Ralph Steadman

To celebrate the genius and multifarious career of Ralph Steadman (and his 77th birthday!), the London Cartoon Museum is mounting a retrospective of his work over the last 50 years.

STEADman @ 77 will feature over 100 original artworks, including the original art for our Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA. 

The exhibition, sponsored by Flying Dog, is accompanied by a 160-page catalogue of his works with contributions by Johnny Depp, Will Self, and Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson, along with a foreword written by our CEO Jim Caruso. 

For more information, visit The Cartoon Museum’s website

Apr

18

Wise-ahClose your eyes, extend your hand, and surrender your inhibitions to Ben Wiser, our Honorable Hop Steward and Docent of the [Flying] Dog in Annapolis.

Armed with the insatiable urge to spread the Gospel of Gonzo and Good Beer, Ben will guide you on your journey through the inaugural Annapolis Beer Week April 20-27. 

So you come into this with palate prepared, here’s a look at the events he has lined up:

 First Annual Beer Run

A 5K and 1-mile fun run followed by craft beer and a sense of accomplishment.

  • Saturday, April 20
  • Annapolis County Fairgrounds

Beers and Bands

The name says it all. Live music and local craft beer starting at noon.

  • Sunday, April 21
  • Stan & Joe’s Saloon

Green Drinks

Not St. Paddy’s Day leftovers, but a focus on sustainability over happy hour.

  • Monday, April 22
  • The Rockfish

Brewmaster Meet & Greet

Get up close and (after a few beers) very personal with our brewmaster, Matt Brophy 

  • Wednesday, April 24 
  • Stan & Joe’s Saloon 

Annapolis Craft Beer Crawl

We call it a crawl, but walking is much more efficient.

  • Thursday, April 25
  • Downtown Annapolis (check the link for specific locations)

Snake Dog Cask Tapping

Our hop monster just got real.

  • Thursday, April 25 
  • McGarvey’s Saloon and Oyster Bar

Drafts and Laughs

What is in a name? This one speaks the truth.

  • Saturday, April 27
  • Maryland National Guard Armory 
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