Dec

5

There’s a new beer rating website these days. It’s called Beerdo. The beauty of this wonderful concept is that you can rate beers via twitter. So the next time you’re sampling some beer and not near your computer, you can just send a txt review to twitter (set up your cell phone on twitter here, if you haven’t already).

To sweeten the deal, for the next two weeks any Flying Dog beer reviewed on Beerdo will be entered in a contest to win some Flying Dog shit. We’ll draw a name at random and the lucky winner will receive some awesome Flying Dog merch. We’ll also be giving out prizes to some of the more creative descriptions of our beer. Think of it as our Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus present to you.

Contest begins now, and ends at Noon EST on December 19, 2008.

Here’s how to rate a beer via Beero from twitter:

    1. Create a new tweet.
    2. Start it with @beerdo
    3. Next, type the name of the beer you’re rating. For example, Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale
    4. To rate your beer, use 1-5 exclamation points (1 is low, 5 is awesome)
    5. You can then use the rest of your message to describe the beer you’re drinking.

So your tweet would look something like this:

    @beerdo Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter !!!!! This beer is as big as Hunter’s reputation, and I love the massive but balanced brew.

We’ll be monitoring all tweets with “@beerdo” and “flying Dog” in them, so make sure your reviews about our beers contain those terms.

We’re really excited about Beerdo for a bunch of reasons. One of those is that it’s a unique and innovative way to rate beers on the fly. So if you’re at a bar and trying Double Dog for the first time, it’s easiest to review the beer as you’re drinking it.

So tweet away, fans of Flying Dog!

Dec

4

We now have a winner of the Flying Dog Label Bag Giveaway contest. Ben from Tempe, Arizona is the lucky winner of the bag – since it went to a man, I suppose it’s actually a European Men’s Carry-All. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a pretty bad-ass bag and we’re sorry we couldn’t just give one to everyone.

We contacted Ben and he told us that he’s part of a non-profit Homebrew club. There’s a chance that Ben’s going to raffle off the bag to help support the club, so you might get a chance to be generous and stylish at the same time (if you win the potential raffle).

Stay tuned to this blog or our twitter feed for more unique contests as they happen! You don’t want to miss getting some of these cool one-of-a-kind-type gifts. Thanks for playing and good luck to the non-winners in the future (another term for non-winner is loser).

Nov

28

If you’ve ever been over to the other side of the pond, you probably know the name Tesco.  Tesco is the world’s fourth largest retailer and every year they approve a few new beer brands to be sold in their stores.  It’s a heated competition and a pretty big deal to have your beer approved for distribution.

So we were excited to have our Classic Pale Ale approved, but even more excited when Gonzo Imperial Porter was ALSO approved. Of the four spots available, Flying Dog took TWO!

For more details, click here or on the image below:

Flying Dog Cleans Up at Tesco Drinks Awards

[tags]tesco. flying dog, brewery, classic, pale ale, gonzo, imperial porter, uk, awards, drinks[/tags]

Nov

26

The next time you’re in Singpore, you’ll be able to enjoy a little slice of home in the form of Flying Dog beer.  That’s right, Flying Dog is now proudly served in Singapore.  Our friends at Beerstyle Distribution kicked off The Dog’s introduction into Southeast Asia this past weekend with a bevy of activities.

Flying Dog is officially available in Singapore!

Check out the rest of the photos they sent us here.

[tags]singapore, beer, flying dog, craft, brewery, export[/tags]

Nov

25

We’ve been waiting almost a year for this.  Back in February when we released our new Kerberos Tripel, we put together a short, informational video with our VP of Brewing Operations, Matt Brophy. 

In that video, Eric Warner asked Matt, “What foods would pair well with Kerberos?” His answer: Thanksgiving Dinner.

Later this week, Thanksgiving Dinner will be here and there will be a Kerberos Tripel right along side our plate of Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. We can’t wait.

Watch the video below so you can bring some Kerberos to the family feast and sound all smart and sophisticated when you bust out your beer and food pairing knowledge. (If they ask you something you don’t know, send them to beerdinners.com)

Have a Happy and SAFE Thanksgiving, everyone.

Check out our video about Kerberos Tripel here.

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

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