Today (July 18) is Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday.  He would have been 71 years old today.

A great way to pay tribute to this American legend is to go out and see the movie GONZO: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson.  Click here or here for where it is playing in your area.

[tags]hunter thompson, birthday, gonzo, movie, flying dog, brewery[/tags]



The fine folks from Jack’s Bistro in Baltimore came by the brewery to see how we make beer a couple weeks back.  Judging from this picture, they had a good time.  That’s what I call “info-tainment”!

Jack's Bistro Brewery visit

[tags]flying dog, jim lutz, brewery, jack’s bistro, baltimore[/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.

On-Premis Team from Freeman Beverage

[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.

Beer Bracket Final Results 08 Tournament

[tags]in-heat wheat, tournament, bracket, beer, craft, flying dog[/tags]



It’s lunchtime and I’m hungry.  This made me even more hungry.  Check out this video from Better Beer Food.

more about “Chicken Curry and Double Dog“, posted with vodpod

[tags]better, beer, food, craft, flying dog, chicken curry, double, dog, pairing[/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.



Flying Dog recently got involved with a crazy group of gentlemen that are Biking the States for 3 months this summer. They recently sent us a video trailer that is an introduction to their own Fear and Loathing journey. To view the clip visit www.BikingTheStates.com.



For the second time in two weeks, Flying Dog is getting some serious love from the good folks over at Forbes.com.  This week, David Ewalt reviews our Canis Major Series.

Click the screen capture below to link to the article.

Flying Dog's Canis Major Series Featured on Forbes.com

[tags]canis major, forbes, flying dog, brewery, beer, craft, review, extreme[/tags]



Eric Warner has announced that after eight years of record growth during his tenure as CEO at Flying Dog Brewery, he will be leaving in search of a fresh, new challenge, effective September 1, 2008.  According to Eric, “Eight years as CEO is a long time in that position in this or any other industry.  I could not be prouder of all that’s been accomplished and I want to make a change while I’m at the top of my game.”

Eric added “I would not be comfortable making this move unless there was someone who I felt shared the same passion, enthusiasm, and dedication to Flying Dog that I do and who could seamlessly step in and build on the momentum we’ve created.  I am therefore pleased to announce that effective July 1st, Jim Caruso will be General Partner and CEO of Flying Dog Brewery and I will advise and assist him for the next two months.”

Jim has been affiliated with Flying Dog since 1995 and has served as the company’s Chairman since 1999.  “There is no greater joy than being part of the wonderful, wacky and irreverent world of Flying Dog,” Jim said.  “I love beer, and I have extraordinary respect for the talent and dedication of all the people who are the company, and I could not be prouder of what Flying Dog stands for.”

Flying Dog’s bold, craft beers combined with its purposefully irreverent view of the world are Flying Dog’s defining characteristics.  This year, Flying Dog beer drinkers will enjoy more than 14,000,000 bottles of its beers in 46 states and in countries throughout Europe.

Join The People’s Republic of Flying Dog at FlyingDogAles.com.

[tags]eric warner, jim caruso, flying dog, brewery, craft beer, lead dog, CEO[/tags]

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