Whether it be suppliers, distributors, or retailers – anyone who has worked directly with Flying Dog Brewery at any point in the past 10 years, has probably worked with Mike Freeman in some capacity. Mike is Flying Dog’s longest standing employee and has worked in everything from Sales to Warehouse to Purchasing to running the whole damn Brewery.
In April, Mike was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, also known as GBM. GBM is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor. It is unknown what causes this tumor; unlike some brain tumors that spread from other cancer cells in the body, it starts in the brain.
All of Mike’s friends and his extended family at Flying Dog have come together and organized an event to help pay for some of Mike’s medical expenses. The event, called “Rock The Mike: The Freeman Brainefit” is on August 23 in our old brewhouse in Denver (2401 Blake). Not only does the event feature some of Denver’s best Punk Rock bands, all of the proceeds go straight to Mike.
We hope to see you come out on 8/23 to help us Rock the Mike! Click on the image below for more details.
For more information, please visit:
[tags]mike freeman, rock the mike, fuck cancer[/tags]
GonzoFest is Flying Dog’s annual throwdown, an event of such epic proportions that if you miss out, you’ll be in a state of self-loathing for months. This year, in conjunction with GonzoFest, we will be hosting the Hard Times Cafe Chili Cookoff (for the 2008 Maryland State Championship). Come meet the Flying Dog Crew and enjoy beer, music, tours, chili samples, performance by the Appalachian Air Canines – as well as all-around good karma, as a portion of the proceeds benefit the Heartly House. On Saturday, September 13th from 3-9pm we will be administering lessons in Fear and Loathing, Flying Dog style. Click here for more details about GonzoFest.
Notice the In-Heat Wheat in the picture from this Brewer’s Association press release. We are taking over the world one beer at a time!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Craft Beers featured at July 4th opening of new
Export Development Program helps promote sales of American Craft Beer in the U.S.
Photo Caption: Bobby Richey, Sue Timken, Ambassador Timken, and Sam Bessinger show off American Craft Beer
“We wanted to celebrate the return of the U.S. Embassy to its historic home in downtown
The Brewers Association’s (BA) Export Development Program received the request for American craft beers from Richey. The reception featured 47 different craft beer brands from 13 American craft breweries.
“The Brewers Association is very proud to be a part of the festivities surrounding the new opening of the German Embassy in
More information about the Export Development Program can be found at: http://www.beertown.org/craftbrewing/edp.html.
[tags]Export, German Embassy, Brewers Association, flying dog, brewery[/tags]
Today (July 18) is Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday. He would have been 71 years old today.
[tags]hunter thompson, birthday, gonzo, movie, flying dog, brewery[/tags]
The on-premise team from Freeman Beverage took a break from flogging the dog and stopped by to sample some of the fine beers they sell.
Hopefully our VP of Sales, Jim Lutz (the creepy guy in the background) showed them a good time.
[tags]freeman beverage, flying dog, jim lutz, heather donahue, brewery[/tags]
Ok, so maybe this competition isn’t recognized by the Brewer’s Association or anything, but a win is still a win. Ken Megal of Milwaukee, WI and his friends recently held a bracket-style beer tasting competition. All of the beers were from the U.S. and our very own In-Heat Wheat won whole damn thing.
Here is the bracket – which is very small, but click on it to see the larger version and how to whole tournament sorted out.
[tags]in-heat wheat, tournament, bracket, beer, craft, flying dog[/tags]
Below are pictures from the first session of our monthly Food and Beer Night in the Flying Dog Brewery tasting room. “Beer and Cheese” was this month’s theme, and was co-hosted by Flying Dog Executive Brewer Matt Brophy and Quality Control Goddess Gwen Conley.
Next session: Beer and Chocolate on August 7th
[tags]tasting room, Matt Brophy, flying dog, brewery, beer, craft, cheese[/tags]
Design, Drink and Be Merry is the title of a new art show that just closed at the Goggle Works Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. This unique art exhibit featured label art from craft breweries around the country. Flying Dog was on proud display unleashing Gonzo gospel on the unsuspecting public.