The Washington Post has created the ultimate combo with a March Madness bracket-style tournament for beer. Fans can log on and vote for there favorites but the ultimate judging goes to a Washington Post panel.
They still keep track of the popular vote, so we need the support of the People’s Republic of Flying Dog! To vote for Old Scratch and a full break down of the action check out this link as Old Scratch marches to victory.
[tags]March Madness, Old Scratch, Washington Post, Flying Dog[/tags]
Flying Dog has launched a couple new Twitter pages so you can stay even more connected and have yet another excuse to play with your computer and not your wife/husband/girlfirend/boyfriend/whatever.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Twitter, it’s a microblogging website that allows users to write and read posts that are less than 140 characters. The really nice thing is that you can write and receive messages via text message on your cell phone.
Our first twitter page is at www.twitter.com/flyingdog – This is where you can stay connected with everything going on here at the brewery – new styles to be released, promotions/contests, awards, Eric’s vacations, all of that.
Our second twitter page is at www.twitter.com/craftbeer. – We love reading beer blogs and newspaper stories about Craft Beer, so we’ll be posting all of the good links on our Twitter page so you don’t have spend hours Googling crap. It will all be right here.
[tags]Craft Beer, Twitter, Blogging, Flying Dog[/tags]
Renowned beer bar and restaurant, The Bistro, held it’s 8th annual Double IPA Festival on February 9th in Hayward, CA. With over 30 Double IPA’s in the competition Double Dog Double Pale Ale came away with “Best in Show” honors. For more on this competition check out some of the blogs that had first hand coverage; Brookstone Beer Bulletin, Pacific Brew News Blog, What’s On Tap , Rick Seller’s Facebook Photos and Pacific Brew News Blog.
[tags]Double Dog, The Bistro, Double IPA, Flying Dog[/tags]
Barley wines can come in many colors but one thing remains constant, they will knock you on your ass if you’re not careful. Brewed to a minimum of 8.4% (often far stronger) most barley wines take a few months to complete fermentation because of the copious amounts of sugar the yeast needs to process. This leaves Barley Wines with a sweet, rich flavor profile. American-style Barley Wines are often power hopped with American hops to over-power the residual sweetness whereas English-Style Barley Wines tend to accentuate that sweet malty profile.
Flying Dog’s Horn Dog Barley Wine is a traditional English-Style Barley Wine and the senior member of our Canis Major Series of hi-gravity brews. Winner of a World Beer Cup Silver Medal, Horn Dog has the hardware to stand up to the World’s best Barley Wines. The aggressive nature of this beer make it an ideal candidate for barrel-aging. The bottle on the right is a very limited Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Barrel-aged version of Horn Dog that spent 13 months in oak and is only available in the Flying Dog Brewery tasting room. Check out the stats below for all the technical specs on Horn Dog Barley Wine.
Alcohol by Volume: 10.5%, O.G. 1.107, IBUs 45
Specialty Malts: 120L Crystal, Munich, 30-37L Carastan, Chocolate, 2-Row Pale
Hops: German Perle, Northern Brewer, Cascade
[tags]The Session #12, Barley Wine, Horn Dog, Barrel Aged, World Beer Cup, Flying Dog[/tags]
This is a clip from a European TV channel featuring Snake Dog in the HORECAVA trade show January 7-10 in Amsterdam. Rick Kempen is Flying Dog’s illustrious foreign dignitary. The only thing we understand from the video is “Snake Dog” and “Flying Dog Brewery” but we trust Rick has the rest under control.
[tags]Amsterdam, Rick Kempen, Sanke Dog, Export, Flying Dog[/tags]
Flying Dog’s move to Maryland was covered by NBC 25 a local Maryland news channel. Check out this link to catch the story.
[tags]NBC 25, Wild Goose, Frederick, Maryland, Flying Dog[/tags]
The New York Times recently released an article on big beers, A Taste for Brews That Go to Extremes. This article highlights the budding obsession American brewers and drinkers have with cranking out bigger and badder brews. The article features our Double Dog Double Pale Ale along with 20+ other beers produced from a myriad of brewers across the country. For the full article, check out this link.
[tags]New York Times, Double Dog, Canis Major, Extreme Beers, Flying Dog[/tags]