As many of you know, Ralph Steadman illustrates our packaging. What you might NOT know is how unbelievably vast Ralph’s collection of art is.

A few months back, after a speaking engagement here in Denver, Ralph was kind enough to give us a disc with many of his best pieces on it. So, here is a video showing off some of our favorites. You can also log on to our Flickr page to see more of Ralph’s work.

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Deer Dinners LogoWith the increasing popularity of food and beer pairings, Flying Dog Brewery’s new resource website provides the latest information and ideas on the emerging craft beer trend. is dedicated to educating craft beer connoisseurs on the “ins and outs” of custom meals prepared with the intention of accentuating each course with a particular style of beer, specifically chosen by the chef.

According to Flying Dog Director of Marketing Neal Stewart, “On you can learn exactly what a beer dinner is and how to find one at a restaurant. We’re even offering complete menus prepared by a professional chef for those who want to get a little more adventurous and host their own Beer Dinner,” he said.

The website features menus prepared by Chef Scott Clagett of Boulder,Colorado. “Spicy Dog” features eight courses, including chili-roasted shrimp with mashed sweet potatoes, watercress, mango, citrus and jalapeno served with Snake Dog IPA. Another, titled “Off the Gonzo Grill,” is also an eight course meal capped off with an amazing Gonzo Imperial Porter ice cream float with chocolate covered cherries.

The site also encourages visitors to submit beer dinner ideas or review dinners they have enjoyed. “We want to educate beer aficionados about the entire beer dinner concept, show people how pairing food with beer can really be a remarkable experience and help them be in-the-know on this hot new trend,” said Stewart.

For more information, log on to

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Australian Beer Awards

Flying Dog Brewery walked away with one silver and two bronze medals from the 2007 Australian International Beer Awards. These medals add to the mounting collection of international beer awards that Flying Dog has been recognized for over the past year.

Flying Dog’s Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale won Silver in the American Style Pale Ale Category while both Old Scratch Amber Lager and Gonzo Imperial Porter both received Bronze medals in the Lager and Porter categories, respectively.

Flying Dog’s Export Manager Chris Rippe said, “Seeing that we only entered three beers into the competition, we are pleased to come away with awards for each of them. We have really made some progress with our exporting this year and these awards bolster Flying Dog’s place in the world beer market.”

Find more details about the Australian beer awards at

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Great American Beer Festival Flying Dog Brewery is giving away a “dream weekend” for Craft Beer Drinkers everywhere – a trip to the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the brewery’s hometown of Denver, Colorado. Flying Dog’s “Great American Beer Festival Sweepstakes” will be held through the end of August and the Grand Prize Winner will receive airfare to Denver and hotel accommodations for two, two (2) three-day passes to the festival, and invitations to exclusive Flying Dog activities during GABF weekend.

In all, over 500 prizes in all will be awarded, including sets of Flying Dog Ales pint glasses, Flying Dog T-shirts and key chains — all sporting the fabled graphics of famed Gonzo Artist, Ralph Steadman.

Contest entries for The Great American Beer Festival Sweepstakes can be found on Flying Dog Beer displays at liquor and grocery stores and at

About the Great American Beer Festival
Flying Dog Brewery is a 2007 Featured Brewery Sponsor of the Great American Beer Festival. The GABF, to be held October 11-13, 2007, is deemed the ultimate event for tasting the beers of the globe’s greatest brewing nation. GABF visitors enjoy one-ounce beer samples from the fest’s 400+ breweries. These breweries are arranged on the festival floor by regions of the country, giving beer lovers a walking tour of the nation’s beer-blessed landscape. Many of the booths are staffed by the brewers themselves. Over 40,000 beer enthusiasts from Colorado, the US and around the world attended the 2006 GABF.

The GABF also hosts one of the world’s largest and most prestigious tasting competitions. Over 100 professional beer judges from the United States and abroad evaluate over 2,300 beers entered by more than 450 domestic breweries. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded in 69 beer-style categories. (For 2007 the number of styles will be higher.)

In addition to sampling beers, attendees can sit in on some of the GABF’s popular food & beer pairing seminars that feature an A-list of America’s brewers, along with local and national celebrity chefs for demonstrations on how to cook with beer and pair different styles of beer with various dishes. For more information, see:

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Open Source Beer Project

Denver Brewery will Collaborate with Consumers to Create Recipe for next Wild Dog Release

Denver’s Flying Dog Brewery today announced plans to release what is believed to be the first “open source” beer to hit the market in the U.S. “Open source” is a term most commonly used in the software industry and refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. In this case, Flying Dog’s Open Source Beer Project will allow beer drinkers and homebrewers to create or recommend modifications to the recipe.

The Open Source Beer Project will start as a Dopplebock but the style may evolve as participants offer ideas and tweak the recipe. “We are encouraging input on every part of the recipe, down to how what variety of hops we should use, how much we should use and when we should add them,” said Flying Dog’s Head Brewer, Matt Brophy.

Flying Dog’s Director of Marketing, Neal Stewart says that this is a unique way for consumers to participate in the creation of a new beer. “The Open Source Beer is a truly collaborative project and gives our loyal fans the opportunity to buy a beer that they actually played a major role in creating.”

The Open Source Beer will be Flying Dog’s latest “Wild Dog” release and will hit stores in October. Wild Dogs are extremely limited edition beers that come exclusively in hand filled, corked and labeled 750ml bottles. Only 5000 bottles of the Open Source Wild Dogs will be available to the public. Flying Dog’s current Wild Dog is a whiskey barrel-aged version of their popular Gonzo Imperial Porter.

For more information on the Open Source Beer Project, please visit

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New Belgian-Style Wit Beer to be Released in June

The People’s Republic of Flying Dog responded in a big way when given the chance to play a role in Flying Dog Brewery’s fascinating, yet irreverent history. Over 1500 names were submitted by consumers from around the country for Flying Dog’s “Name our Summer Seasonal Contest.”

The newest addition to Flying Dog’s “litter of ales” will be a “Belgian-style Wit” (White) beer and will be called “Woody Creek White.” The winning name was submitted by Tom Havey of Wilsonville, OR. For his efforts, Havey wins a trip to Flying Dog’s hometown of Denver, CO for a VIP Brewery Tour and three-day pass to the 2007 Great American Beer Festival.

“Woody Creek White was the perfect name because it reinforces Flying Dog’s remarkable story and the collection of social misfits that created the brand,” said Neal Stewart, Flying Dog Brewery’s director of marketing. “Woody Creek, CO is a small, yet unconventional mountain community that many people consider to be “Gonzo Ground Zero” and it is also home to our founder, George Stranahan.”

White beers get their name from their naturally cloudy or “white” appearance due to the suspended wheat proteins and unfiltered yeast. Woody Creek White is brewed with unique ingredients such as orange peel and coriander resulting in a refreshing and slightly citrus flavor that is extremely smooth and makes for a great beer to enjoy during the “dog days” of summer.

Woody Creek White Belgian-style Wit Beer will be available in grocery and liquors stores in 6-packs and on draft in pubs and bars from June through August.

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Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition



On April 7, America’s craft brewers will host ‘Brew Year’s Eve’ celebrations recognizing the repeal of prohibition for beer. Flying Dog Brewery will add to the festivities with a special Midnight Tour of their brewery in Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood on the night of April 6th. Flying Dog’s neighboring bar, the Blake Street Tavern, will also be taking part in the celebration by offering pints of Flying Dog’s “Litter of Ales” for a special price of $2.00.

April 7th was chosen as the date to celebrate ‘Brew Year’s Eve’ because it was on this date in 1933 that newly elected President Roosevelt spurred Congress to modify the Volstead Act, thus allowing the legal consumption of beer of a specific alcohol strength. This was eight months before the December 5 repeal of prohibition for other liquors. Thus ‘Brew Year’s Eve’ celebrates a time when beer was the lone legal libation.

Flying Dog’s Director of Marketing, Neal Stewart, says that a brewery tour is a great way to celebrate beer’s rich history. “Our brewery tours are unique in that we allow consumers to have a very up-close, personal and educational experience and our tours on ‘Brew Year’s Eve will place a special emphasis on the history of brewing,” said Stewart.

“This date is a chance to say that enjoying beer is a legal privilege. On April 7, America’s communities of craft brewers plan to celebrate this and the history of beer in our culture,” said Julia Herz, spokesperson for the Brewer’s Association, the not-for-profit trade association for
America’s small brewers.

Both the Flying Dog Brewery and Blake Street Tavern are located at the corner of 24th and Blake, two blocks north of Coors Field in Downtown Denver, CO. Brewery tours will be offered on April 6th at 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., and 12:00 Midnight on April 7th. Space is limited to the first 30 participants and reservations can be made by emailing For more information, call Flying Dog at 303.292.5027 or log on to and click on the “events” section.

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It’s been a long winter in Colorado, but the folks at the Denver-based Flying Dog Brewery are trying to make it easier to think about warmer weather with the upcoming release of their Spring Seasonal, Heller Hound. Flying Dog’s second seasonal of the year is a traditional-style Maibock brewed with a combination of Vienna and Munich malts. With a rich mouthfeel and subtle hop finish, Heller Hound is the perfect brew for toasting the sun’s return.

Flying Dog Heller Hound Maibock BeerFlying Dog’s Head Brewer, Matt Brophy says that Heller Hound will provide consumers a unique drinking experience. “Much like spring’s budding warmth, Heller Hound’s sweet, complex malt flavors develop into a clean, crisp finish, perfect for any climate,” said Brophy.

According to Flying Dog’s Director of Marketing, Neal Stewart, seasonally released beers are gaining in popularity. “Consumers are continually looking for new and intriguing beers to sample and seasonals give those drinkers even more access to a variety of styles,” said Stewart. “Our portfolio of seasonal brands has continued to grow and we plan on introducing our fourth in the summer of 2007.” Heller Hound is available April through May and is offered in 6-packs and on draft.

Heller Hound is part of Flying Dog’s “litter of ales” which currently includes nine brands and three additional seasonal selections. Browse our beer styles and seasonal beers.

[tags]beer styles, Flying Dog, brew, Colorado beer, seasonal beer, drinking, drink beer, Colorado brewery[/tags]

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