Through fear, man has come to know the serpent. It is crafty. It has conviction. 

Drink, our brethren, and celebrate the Year of the Snake:

Tim Martin: writer, director, editor
John Kinhart, Samuel Tressler, and Clark Kline: camera
Alan Saunders, Jesse Daumit, and Sam Epstein (sound)
Jesse Daumit: original music
Scott Smith and Alan Saunders: visual effects
Steph Hyder: Wardrobe

And special thanks to:

  • Area 31
  • Bobby Donavan
  • John-Paul Serrano
  • Smooch Studios
  • Soft Images Salon
  • The Hyattstown Mill



When the gates of one of the most beautiful ballparks in baseball open this Friday, we’ve got your uniform covered. 

Support your home team and local brewery with two new Orioles-inspired shirts on sale now online and in our gift shop: 

Birdland Raglan Tee: $28 


Home Team Tee (men’s): $23

Home Team Tee (women’s): $23 






Brewed as an homage to Woody Creek, Colorado — a small town outside of Aspen that was home to our founder George Stranahan and Hunter S. Thompson — our Woody Creek is a traditional Belgian White made with orange peel and coriander. 

Now, with our Stove Topper homebrew kits for advanced brewers, you can brew your own to honor Gonzo Ground Zero:

  • Availability: On sale through April 30
  • Price: $45
  • To Purchase: Visit the Flying Dog Brewery gift shop or The Flying Barrel Home Brew Shop, both in Frederick, Maryland. 

Click here for more details and to download brewing specs and instructions



Orioles Nationals opening day

Just days before each team’s Opening Day, we’re stoked to announce that the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals support their local brewery. 

That’s right, sports fans, beer from yours truly will be available in both ballparks all season long. 

In Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Snake Dog IPA and UnderDog Atlantic Lager will be sold at over 20 locations, including the Flying Dog storefront and The Roof Deck, which opened last season. At Nationals Park, Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA, UnderDog, and Snake Dog will be sold in general concession areas, the Red Loft Bar, and the Red Porch Bar.

We’re also continuing Firkin Friday with the Orioles, where we tap a cask at both the Flying Dog storefront (lower level, between sections 23 and 29) and The Roof Deck for every Friday home game.

Our first Firkin Friday is Opening Day — Friday, April 5 — featuring cask-conditioned Single Hop Imperial IPA with Citra. Here’s the rest of the schedule:

  • April 19: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA with mango and habanero 
  • May 17: Brewhouse Rarities Easy IPA
  • May 31: Snake Dog IPA
  • June 14: Brewhouse Rarities Pineapple Saison
  • June 28: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
  • July 12: Single Hop Imperial IPA with Sorachi Ace
  • July 26: Brewhouse Rarities Belgian Devil
  • August 2: Doggie Style Pale Ale 
  • August 16: Snake Dog IPA
  • August 23: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
  • September 6: Secret Stash Harvest Ale 
  • September 27: The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale 




Four 20

Celebrate everyone’s favorite holiday with live music on the lawn and casks so dope, it’s almost a shame to drink them.

Seriously, it’s like killing a unicorn…with, like, a bomb.

For our annual Four 20 party at the brewery, we’ll have live music from Black Falls, The Manly Deeds, and Silent Old Mountains, along with killer food trucks (in case you get the munchies).

Only those 21 and older can attend events at our brewery. All beer will be sold a la carte at each event.



Sunday night, we brought Maryland House Bill 4 to your attention. If passed, this bill will allow manufacturing breweries in Maryland, Flying Dog included, to sell beer by the glass at their onsite taprooms.

House Bill 4 (HB 4) was scheduled for a closed-door vote in the Economic Matters Committee this past Monday, but was delayed because of the overwhelming response from supporters, along with the submission of last-minute amendments.

As a result, the lead sponsor of the bill, Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio of the Eastern Shore, has been working tirelessly in the name of Maryland craft beer. She deserves our thanks and admiration. 

Many craft breweries around the country are already able to sell beer by the glass. The passing of HB 4 would enable manufacturing breweries to grow their taproom experience, entertain more impromptu visits, increase tourism, and grow business across the state.

According to the Brewers Association of Maryland, as more people are able to visit craft breweries, sales of craft beer increase not only in those breweries, but also in other small businesses like local restaurants, pubs, and beer stores in the surrounding community.

If passed, HB 4 will be signed by Governor Martin O’Malley and go into effect July 1, 2013.

We will keep you posted on our progress. Thank you for your continued support of Maryland craft beer. You are part of the revolution and we couldn’t do it without you. 



In 1995, when the original recipe was developed, our Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale was one of the most assertive pale ales in the market. Even though it’s never been a stranger to accolades — like being named the #1 American Pale Ale in the U.S. by The New York Times in 2010 — we recently decided to make a few changes to Doggie Style.

There is a natural evolution of craft beer styles and of the palates of craft beer drinkers that we’ve all seen as the industry continues to grow. That, combined with new hop varietals available to us, sparked an internal desire to allow Doggie Style to also evolve. Here’s what we changed specifically: 

  • Dialed back the caramel malt by 40%
  • Increased the whirlpool addition of Cascade hops from 8.5 to 20 pounds
  • Added Simcoe and Citra dry hop additions to the existing Cascade dry hop, while increasing the total dry hop by 14 pounds

The result is a more complex hop aroma, slightly lighter body, and, overall, a better-balanced beer. Our brewers were able to bring out the most desirable characteristics in each hop variety in this new recipe. As soon as we tried the first pilot batch, we were hooked. 

We have already began shipping this new recipe for Doggie Style out to our wholesalers, so you’ll see it on shelves soon. 



The time is almost upon us to kick back, connect with the craft beer elite, drink said craft beer, and get cultured as the Craft Brewers Conference descends upon our nation’s capital. 

Here’s what you need to know: 

Monday, March 25 

Charlie Bravo Charlie

  • Birch & Barley, 7 pm
  • A rare beer dinner and tap takeover featuring Flying Dog, Bluejacket, Cigar City, DC Brau, Firestone Walker, Maui, and Surly
  • Reservations required, call ChurchKey at 202-567-2576
  • Starting at 4 pm, all featured breweries are taking over the taps for the night at ChurchKey. Reservations are not required for upstairs. 

Tuesday, March 26

The Smoking Gun

  • Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 7 pm
  • 4 scandalous beer and cigar pairings with W. Curtis Draper Tobacconists 

Artisanal Fair

  • Art and Soul, 5 pm
  • A celebration of a new menu featuring locally-sourced and Southern-inspired cooking  

Gonzo Library

  • Renaisssance DC, midnight to 2 am
  • Late-night beer and snacks at the CBC host hotel

Wednesday, March 27


  • Pizzeria Paradiso (Georgetown), 7 pm
  • A cask competition between our brewers and the Pizza P staff

Gonzo Library

  • Renaissance DC, midnight to 2 am
  • Late-night beer and snacks at the CBC host hotel

Thursday, March 28

Festival de Cans 

  • 9:30 Club, 8 pm
  • A craft beer-focused film festival and live performance by Escort featuring Flying Dog, Avery, The Brewer’s Art, Brooklyn, DC Brau, Golden Road, Half Acre, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, and Starr Hill 
  • $25 tickets on sale through 9:30 Club website 

Masters of the Craft Beer Universe

  • Smith Commons, 7 pm 
  • Epic 4-day event series featuring rare beers, industry leaders, live music, and food pairings 

Friday, March 29 

Drink Local 

  • Meridian Pint, 1 pm
  • Hosted by Beer Advocate and featuring 20 taps and 23 casks from local breweries

Want play-by-play updates during the week? Follow our DC sales manager @FlyingDogTommy on Twitter and keep an eye on #CBC13, the official Twitter hashtag of the Craft Brewers Conference. 



Wouldn’t it be great if the Flying Dog experience included the ability to buy a pint? 

The Maryland House Committee on Economic Matters is voting TOMORROW, MONDAY MARCH 11, on House Bill 4 (HB 4), a bill that would allow Flying Dog to sell beer by the pint in our taproom as soon as July 1. Many craft breweries around the country are already able to sell beer by the pint and this bill would allow all Maryland breweries to better connect with craft beer fans. 

We need your help to make this happen. 

Contact the following officials and your local delegates saying that you “support Maryland beer through HB 4 and and HB 231 with Amendments”:

  • Economic Matters Chair Dereck E. Davis: dereck.davis@house.state.md.us, 800-492-7122 ext. 3519
  • Alcohol Subcommittee Chair Charles Barkley: charles.barkley@house.state.md.us, 800-492-7122, etx. 3001

Then, find your local elected officials here.

Now is the time to show your support for Maryland Beer. Contact your delegates today and tell them you support HB 4 and HB 231 with Amendments.

For a complete list of all legislation currently being proposed by the Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM), visit the BAM website



BloodlineWhat brings us together, as brethren of craft beer, is an innate bitterness that runs through our veins, creating a thirst that can only be quenched by an all-out assault on our taste buds and an intense love of the craft. 

Brewed exclusively for the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference (and a collaborative project with Reyes Beverage Group), Bloodline is an intesnely-hopped IPA brewed with Blood Orange peel and juice.

According to our Brewmaster Matt Brophy, the result is a flavor profile that harnessed the best aspects of both the hops (Warrior, Citra, and Galaxy) and the citrus. He and his brewing team are very fond of hop-based citrus aromas, so experimenting with actual citrus was a natural extension of that. 

Bloodline will be available on draft only during the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC starting March 26. To find it on tap near you, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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