Wow. What a week. The last seven days have been a whirlwind:
- Promotions at Max’s (Baltimore) and Olney Ale House (Olney, MD)
- A Beer Dinner at The Reef (DC)
- We put a new sign on the brewery in Frederick, MD
- Woody Creek White Release Party at the Brewery (yes, it is starting to ship)
- SAVOR (DC) – a Food and Beer pairing event organized by the Brewer’s Association
- Artomatic (DC) – an incredibly cool art exhibition in DC. Over 1100 artists, 250,000 square feet of exhibit space and Flying Dog beer. Perfect.
We’re working on some videos that will recap the week, but for now here are some photos. More at our flickr page.
[tags]flying dog, artomatic, savor, craft beer, beer, art, events[/tags]
Flying Dog Lead Dog, Eric Warner, will be hosting Olney Ale House’s Pint Night tonight. Come schmooze and booze with the man that pulls the strings for Flying Dog.
Olney Ale House
2000 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, MD 20832
Flying Dog Brewery was featured in TV news story that came out of Washington DC about the rising cost of brewing beer. Brophy and Rippe handled the interview responsibilities. Brophy, because he brews the beer and actually knows what he’s talking about. Rippe, because he always lurks around the camera crew and drops hints that he’s “in marketing” and “knows a lot about the business side of things”. If that’s what he needs to feed his ego, so be it.
[tags]flying dog, brewery, craft beer, frederick, maryland[/tags]
Cache Road Liquor emailed us recently to let us know they featured Flying Dog Brewery in their recent newsletter. Here’s what they wrote:
“The People’s Republic of Flying Dog is now in session. It’s happy hour at Flying Dog Brewery, so here is your latest dose of irreverence.” That’s how every issue of the Flying Dog Newsletter starts out and they are not kidding. Irreverence is definitely the operative word for their newsletter, website, and company. This is a beer company that fought a four year long court battle to get Ralph Steadman’s original artwork onto their bottles and eventually won the lawsuit so that now their bottles read, “Good Beer. No Shit.” This is a beer company that embraces the “Gonzo Spirit” embodied by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson, a man that had his remains shot out of a 153 foot Fist Statue, that’s 2 feet higher than the Statue of Liberty. This is a beer company that continually advocates guns, alcohol and blowing stuff up, three of our favorite things. This is a beer company that was dreamed up when founders George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre were out camping in the Himalayas with a mule and enough drugs to pacify a herd of elephants when they saw, what they swear was a flying dog. They promptly went home to the Woody Creek tavern and started a beer company. This beer is excellent, this company rocks, and you really should check it out at www.flyingdogales.com.
Thanks guys! Next time we roll thru Oklahoma, we’ll make sure to stop by.
Cache Road Liquor is at 2002 NW Cache Road, Lawton, OK 73505
[tags]cache road liquor, flying dog, craft beer, brewery[/tags]
We came across a great, new online video show called Beer Utopia. They’re up to episode 6 and, wouldn’t you know it, they reviewed our Doggie-style Classic Pale Ale. Click the image below to go to their website and check out the show. They do a really nice job with it.
[tags]flying dog, doggie-style, pale ale, beer utopia, craft beer, review, brewery[/tags]
As spring fades away, our patio at the brewery is starting to get some serious hop growth. Our resident horticulturist, Jim Lutz has us set for quite the harvest. We will use the hops in some pilot batches this fall that will hopefully be available through our tasting room. Come take a tour and check things out Saturdays at 1:30. Full tour details available here.
[tags]hops. flying dog, brewery, beer, craft beer[/tags]
Kerberos Tripel is the newest addition to our Flying Dog “litter of ales” as it joins our highly acclaimed Canis Major Series.
Kerberos Tripel is a bottle conditioned, strong Belgian-style ale with a slightly hazy appearance and mousse-like head. It is brewed with Golding and Saaz hops and Pilsner and Aromatic malts to yield a medium body and champagne-like carbonation. Kerberos pairs perfectly with Turkey and other poultry, creamy cheeses, fruit pastries, desserts and crème brulee.
Head Brewer, Matt Brophy said, “Extensive pilot system brewing allowed us to experiment with a variety of recipes and yeast strains. We ended up with a strong Belgian Ale that starts off sweet up front, fruity in the middle and has a really nice dry finish.”
Look for Kerberos to be hitting the shelves here in the next few weeks. It will be available in 4-packs, full cases and on draft. As always, if you’re having trouble finding it, email us or ask you your favorite store to pick it up.
[tags]kerberos, tripel, belgian-style ale, flying dog, canis major, extreme beer, craft[/tags]
This month’s Session topic is “How it all started for you” – so we decided to go back in the Flying Dog Productions archives and pull out this interview with our Founders and Owners, George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre.
George and Richard originally started Flying Dog as a brewpub in Aspen, CO in 1990. It was the first brewery in Aspen in over 100 years. The brewpub was the culmination of a life-long dream for George, who decided he wanted to be in the beer business since his first swig of Budweiser when he was 12 years old. It was also the realization of a vision George had after a mountain climbing adventure up K2, seven years before, in 1983. After George and his group finished their expedition, they found themselves in a Pakistani tavern where George found a painting on the wall of a dog bounding through the air. To George, the dog looked like it was flying.
That “Flying Dog” became the icon of their trip. George’s take was that this dog could fly because he didn’t know any better and they climbed K2 because they didn’t know any better. Years later, when it came time to name their brewpub it only made sense to call it “Flying Dog” – they didn’t know how to open and operate a brewpub. But then again, they didn’t know any better.
[tags]flying dog, the session, may, brewery, craft beer, george stranahan, richard mcintyre[/tags]