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Our brewer Kurt Randall prepares our new pilot filter system to run our inaugural batch from with our brewer’s newest toy. Naturally, the first batch is Doggie Style. You gotta stick with the classics. This system will be pumping out the newest additions to the Flying Dog line and the test brews will occasionally be available through the Flying Dog tasting room.



ABC NEWS recently featured a story on fun Summer jobs.  They stopped by the brewery to see what it’s like to be a Tour Guide at Flying Dog and now Rippe thinks he is a huge deal now because he was on TV.

Click here to view the video

Rippe w hand



Barrel Aged Horn Dog Many people who visit the brewery have the impression that we have uber secret brews stashed
away that we don’t share with the public. Well, all those people would be right.

This Wild Dog is our Horn Dog Barley Wine aged in used Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Barrels for 14 months. This was one of our secret stashes that we made for our drinking pleasure with no intensions of ever releasing it to the public. Luckily, for all you out there in the People’s Republic of Flying Dog, we over shot a little on the volume and ended up with about 700 extra 12 oz. bottles of this brew. This very limited Wild Dog beer is only available through the tasting room and upon request at that. This beer won’t be around much longer, so come get your grubby paws on some.

Due to the extremely limited nature we are raping people for $8 a bottle. Supply and demand folks, were in no hurry to get rid of this stuff.

[tags]flying dog, test beer, test brew, beer, limited beer, limited brew, wild dog, stashed beer, stashed brew[/tags]



It’s always pretty easy to find people to participate in some research and development around here. At a brewery, you can also call this process “sampling beers and exerting your opinion on anyone who will listen.”

Tuesday was R&D day for the new Trippel we’re planning to launch at the beginning of 2008. We all sampled a variety of Trippels from around the world and waxed poetic on what we smelled and tasted, while Head Brewer, Matt Brophy diligently took notes and contemplated the recipe.

trippel group

This new beer will be the 4th member of our Canis Major Series which already includes Horn Dog Barley Wine, Gonzo Imperial Porter and Double Dog Double Pale Ale. All of our Canis Majors are what can be considered “big” or “extreme” beers. They are available in 4-packs and on draft.

[tags]beer research, beer tasting, beer test, experimental beer, extreme beer, big beer, beer samples, flying dog, brewet[/tags]



We launched a couple weeks back, and so far, we’re getting some good feedback.

Appellation Beer made a great point – Shouldn’t every dinner be a “Beer Dinner”?

There’s been quite a bit of chatter on

And seems to like the Grilled Sausage, Jicama; Apple Slaw and Scottish Porter Apricot Mustard. Chris tried this recipe himself and agrees – it’s awesome.

Grilled Sausage, Jicama and Apple Slaw, and Scottish Porter Apricot Mustard with Road Dog Porter 5

Inside tip: Be on the lookout for an announcement in the next couple of weeks. We’re co-hosting a Beer Dinner with DRAFT Magazine during GABF. Time, date, location , and how to buy tickets TBA.

[tags]beer dinners, beer dinner, flying dog, flying dog brewery, denver brewery, colorado beer, beer and food, craft beer[/tags]



Dogtoberfest Bottle
Denver’s Flying Dog Brewery is set to release their Fall seasonal Dogtoberfest. The Denver-based brewery’s third seasonal of the year is a traditional-style Marzen, brewed with 100% imported German ingredients. Dogtoberfest’s grist includes a mix of Light and Dark Munich and Vienna malts. It’s hopped with German Perle and Hersbrucker hops and is lager fermented.
Flying Dog’s Head Brewer, Matt Brophy says that Dogtoberfest is unique from other Fall seasonals, “We use a blend of five different German malts to give this lager a complex and satisfying malt character. Combined with our proprietary yeast strain, it strikes the perfect balance for the style”.

According to Flying Dog’s Director of Marketing, Neal Stewart, Fall seasonals are especially popular, “There are a lot of great seasonals brands available around this time of year and Dogtoberfest has historically been our most popular seasonal. I think a lot of that has to do with people experimenting with darker, malty beers as the weather starts to cool off again.”

Dogtoberfest is available throughout September and October in six-packs at your local grocery or liquor store and on draft at bars across the country. Dogtoberfest is part of Flying Dog’s “litter of ales” which currently includes nine brands and three other seasonal selections.

[tags]flying dog. octoberfest, seasonal beer, brew, beer, dogtoberfest, experimental beer, experimental beers, marzen beer, denver beer[/tags]



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.

[tags]ralph steadman, picture slideshow, art slideshow, photo slideshow, ralph steadman art, artists, flying dog art, flying dog[/tags]



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

[tags]beer dinners, beer dinner, craft beer, beer and food, flying dog, flying dog brewery, dinner recipes, cooking recipes, recipes, brewery events[/tags]



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

[tags]beer awards, beer, flying dog, australian beer, denver beer, world beer, beer market, international beer, colorado brewery[/tags]

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