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]
For Immediate Release:
A new seasonal and 4th new Canis Major style to hit shelves in 2008
Denver, CO – Flying Dog Brewery has new show-stopping styles and packages for 2008. The brewery continues its tradition of offering award-winning beers in 2008 with the release of a Biere de Garde as their new spring seasonal and a Tripel as the fourth member of its Canis Major Series of high gravity beers.
“Garde Dog” Biere de Garde is unfiltered with a hazy, deep golden to light copper appearance. Brewed with domestically grown French Hops and German Pilsner Malts, it gives craft beer drinkers a very enjoyable, light-bodied, subtlety sweet beer with toasty malt undertones. Garde Dog is the perfect complement to lighter fare such as seafood, salads, cheese and Middle Eastern and Indian foods.
“Kerberos” Tripel is a bottle-conditioned strong Belgian Ale with slightly hazy appearance and mousse-like head. Brewing with Golding and Saaz hops and Pilsner and Aromatic malts yields a medium body and champagne-like carbonation. Cerberus pairs perfectly with turkey and other poultry, creamy cheeses, fruit pastries, desserts and crème brulee.
Flying Dog will also be launching two new and unique packages to their Canis Major Series in 2008. The first is a Mixed four-pack featuring one 12oz. bottle of each Canis Major style. The second is a Mixed eight-pack of 7oz. bottles, which will include two offerings of each Canis Major style. The Canis Major Series includes Gonzo Imperial Porter, Horn Dog Barley Wine, Double Dog Double Pale Ale and the new Cerberus Tripel.
[tags]Kerberos, Garde Dog, Canis Major, Seasonal Canis Major, Flying Dog[/tags]
In case the old fashion way of enjoying your favorite Flying Dog out of the bottle just isn’t cutting it for you anymore, we found a solution for you. The Bender Brewer Project combines two of our favorite things, draft beer and cartoon booze hounds. Happy building.
[tags]Draft Beer, Bender, Flying Dog[/tags]
This is a great chance to get out and try some extreme beers that will change your perception on what beer should taste like. Flying Dog will be sampling our Canis Major Series of beers and joining about 15 other breweries as we enjoy winter in Vail, CO. Click on the flyer below for complete details and ticket information.
[tags]Beer Festival, Canis Major, Big Beers, Flying Dog[/tags]
Another month has passed and it is time for The Session once again. This month’s topic is Doppelbocks and we have a pretty unique one to throw into the discussion. It is rare that home brewer’s get a chance to influence the outcome of a commercial brew but with our Open Source Beer Project that is exactly what Flying Dog did in Fall of 2007.
Wild Dog Collaborator Doppelbock gave amateur brewers a chance to give our brewing team recommendations and feedback on the everything from the grain, hops and yeast to the brewing process itself. We combined their feedback to create a unique Doppelbock recipe.
Collaborator has a full body with a sweet malt profile and a slight roast character. The complete recipe and printable labels are available for download at http://www.opensourcebeerproject.com/.
Alcohol by Volume: 8.3%, Plato: 19.5, IBUs: 24
Specialty Malts: Munich “Type I” 2240 75, Munich “Type II 550 19, Cara-Munich 55 2, Cara-Amber 55 2, Melanoidin 55 2
Hops: Warrior, Mt. Hood
[tags]The Session #11, Doppelbock, Wild Dog, Collaborator, Flying Dog[/tags]