Our newest Canis Major brew is Kerberos Tripel. We let consumers taste Kerberos for the first time just about a year ago up in Vail at the 2008 Vail BIg Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival. Consumer response to our spin on a traditional Belgian style has been wonderful, and the news keeps getting better. Our beer columnist friend Bill Brand wrote a blog entry on Monday about American Craft Beer being available at the storied Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Along with Rogue Brewery beers, you can now find a variety of our beer on tap there.
Our beers currently on tap there:
K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale
Snake Dog IPA
Tire Bite Golden Ale
The Flying Dog crew wants to invite everyone in Colorado to come drink some beers with us! We are hosting a “Tweet-Up” at the Blake Street Tavern on Tuesday, January 13th from 6-8! This is a great opportunity to drink some Flying Dog beers you may not have had a chance to try or your all time favorite brew for FREE! Blake Street Tavern carries all of our “pack” brews on draft and all of our Canis Major beers in bottles. We will be buying the People’s Republic of Flying Dog brews and appetizers and you get a free pint glass if you say a secret code. Check out our twitter page for that code!
See you on Tuesday! Cheers!
A few weeks age we started a contest that gives you the chance to win free shit from us just by rating our beer on twitter. Technically the contest ended two hours ago, but we’re going to give everyone more chances to win. We’ve gotten a bunch of entries so far, but why not enter to win more free shit!
We’re going to extend the deadine to rate our beer on Beerdo and get entered in this giveaway (see above link for more if you have no idea what we’re talking about). So you now have until January 1 at 12:00AM (that’s New Year’s for those of you keeping track).
Good luck and enjoy your beers!
Being Flying Dog, we do things a little differently, including season’s greetings.
But we’re not just inundating you with a holiday card with no substance.
Pair Your Holiday Food With Flying Dog Beer
Different beers pair with different foods, so use this guide for picking out the perfect beer to pair with various courses of your holiday feast.
Meatloaf: Old Scratch Amber Lager
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!
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).