Dec

11

Message from Eric Warner

As you may have heard, Flying Dog Brewery recently announced that we are embarking on the next step in our illustrious, 17 year history of crafting remarkable beer by concentrating all of our brewing and production to the brewery in Frederick, MD, where 70% of Flying Dog Beer is already being brewed. This move will take place in January and we are working to ensure that our entire production team will be able to make this move over to Maryland. Accounting, sales, marketing and other administrative functions will remain largely unaffected by this change and our HQ will remain in Denver.

We decided to make this proactive move as it has become increasingly important to be extremely nimble in today’s business environment. Only those who can quickly adapt in the hyper-Darwinian economy will survive and in today’s craft brewing landscape. We are facing unprecedented cost pressures due in large part to the tremendous hop and malt cost increases. Concentrating our brewing operations to one facility will help us become more efficient while maintaining our exceptionally high brewing standards. This is a smart, proactive move for our growing company and will allow us to most efficiently use our resources.

The Frederick facility is a state-of-the-art brewery that has already been producing great beer for Flying Dog and we look forward to ramping up production and growing our business even more than the +20% trends we are experiencing in 2007. The bottling line in Frederick has lower oxygen uptake at filling than the one in Denver, which translates to better flavor stability and longer shelf life. It also kicks out bottles at twice the pace of the line in Denver. The brewhouse in Maryland is also capable of brewing a wider range of recipes than the one in Denver. Finally, the brewery in MD plans on substantial capital expenditures and plant upgrades (close to a million bucks in 2008 alone) to continue to brew better beer in an efficient and environmentally friendly way.


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Sloppy says:

Looking forward to guzzling the former Colorado
grog here in Maryland.

BeerGeek303 says:

Way to abandon the home team. I mean, I’ve been drinking Flying Dog for years – it was the 1st Co beer that was really worth my time. Beats the hell out of New Belgium. And now youre pulling up stakes and abandoning those of us who have supported you for so long.

Hopefully Maryland treats you well. Hope the beer stays good. But don’t be suprized if the hometown doesn’t welcome you back with your tail between your legs if you get bought out (which it seems youre setting up for).

pubmaster says:

As somebody who runs beer tasting tours in Colorado I need to know. Will we still have a tasting room on Blake Street?

FanfromtheEast says:

Im a big fan of Flying Dog and will be flying into Denver this weekend and was wondering as well if you are still doing tours on Blake Street?

josh says:

fan from the east –

unfortunately we are no longer offering tours of our Blake Street building. the blake street tavern next door does have a wide variety of our brews, though.

josh
creative manager
flying dog brewery

dog houses says:

woah…Flying Dog rocks!

The anti-"Boy Sherman" says:

Hey, Ho, way to go Maryland! That’s the way to show that you’re still a corporate whore, even after Gov. Glendenning has slinked away from the tarmac after his final public appearance. Way to scavenge yet again from your fellow Americans like parasitic blood-sucking leeches. It takes a lot for me to admit to feeling the pain from people in Bronco land, but I’m with you, brothers.

Drinking a home-brewed “Dawg” Brown Ale…

From Cleveland, Cheers!
The anti-“Boy Sherman”

In the say of the writer that’s the way to show that you’re still a corporate whore, even after Gov. Gladdening has slinked away from the tarmac after his final public appearance is very good.
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john says:

The change of place of Flying Dog Brewery to Maryland is a nice move, Maryland is the sufficient place with all wanted features. But that change will might effect their marketing.

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