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On Saturday, May 25 of Montreal will be taking our stage by storm. Literally. Their concerts are theatrical and unpredictable with more costume changes than an Oscars host, synchronized dancing that would put Madonna’s saggy ass to shame, and lighting effects sure to invoke seizures. (Check out their last DC-area show at 9:30 Club.)
To prepare you for the show, here’s the quick and dirty on the band:
- Everyone loves a good Canadian success story, but these guys aren’t neighbors from the Great White North. They’re actually from Athens, Georgia.
- The name of Montreal came from a failed romance between band frontman Kevin Barnes and, you guessed it, a lady from Montreal.
- Their style is eclectic and has been known to change from album to album. It can best be summed up as euphoric indie pop. They’re also known for combining narrative, often serious, lyrics with upbeat melodies and sing-along choruses.
- Their show at the brewery is on the last leg of their Summer Tour. From here, they have a show in Honolulu and are then off to Tokyo.
- They announced last week that they’re coming out with a new album – Lousy with Sylvianbriar — this fall.
Citra is one of the most exclusive and in-demand hop varietals in the United States. We love it for its strong citrus and tropical fruit flavors, which come screaming through the light malt backbone of this Imperial IPA.
Now, with our Stove Topper homebrew kits, you can be in awe of the access to the excess.
- Availability: On sale through May 31
- Price: $55
- To purchase: Visit our brewery gift shop or The Flying Barrel Homebrew Shop, both in Frederick, Maryland
“As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can grill.” – Jean-Paul Sarte
Back by popular demand is BYOG, a bring-your-own-grill BBQ’ing class led by grilling legend Chris Carter. The class will show 25 lucky individuals how to grill on the equipment you already own and will teach you the differences from grilling to smoking, direct and indirect cooking, different types of wood and charcoal, cooking times, and tricks the pros use.
- A full rack of ribs, whole chicken, and other grilling meats
- Flying Dog beer samples
- A BBQ cooking guide, including recipes, tips, and more
- A special lunch cooked by the pro himself
- Students need to bring their own grill: It can be gas or charcoal. Anything from a deluxe monster gas grill to a Weber and a bag of charcoal is welcome.
- You are more than welcome to share a grill if you have a friend or neighbor coming with you, BUT your grilling partner will still have to buy his or her own ticket, or you can purchase a couples ticket. (It is legal in Maryland now.)
- All attendees are also encouraged to bring charcoal, wood chips, special sauces, or any other elements they’d like to perfect in the class.
“Ralph is an icon, his topical, political renderings iconic, his mad jargon a paragon of artistic brilliance. And through the illustrated musings of his life and times, Ralph’s bird will perpetually soar in the minds of those that follow, carrying the torch he once collected from all the dissidents that spewed their creative venom before him. Here is a man and artist of superior caliber.”
- Johnny Depp on Ralph Steadman
To celebrate the genius and multifarious career of Ralph Steadman (and his 77th birthday!), the London Cartoon Museum is mounting a retrospective of his work over the last 50 years.
STEADman @ 77 will feature over 100 original artworks, including the original art for our Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA.
The exhibition, sponsored by Flying Dog, is accompanied by a 160-page catalogue of his works with contributions by Johnny Depp, Will Self, and Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson, along with a foreword written by our CEO Jim Caruso.
For more information, visit The Cartoon Museum’s website.
Armed with the insatiable urge to spread the Gospel of Gonzo and Good Beer, Ben will guide you on your journey through the inaugural Annapolis Beer Week April 20-27.
So you come into this with palate prepared, here’s a look at the events he has lined up:
A 5K and 1-mile fun run followed by craft beer and a sense of accomplishment.
- Saturday, April 20
- Annapolis County Fairgrounds
The name says it all. Live music and local craft beer starting at noon.
- Sunday, April 21
- Stan & Joe’s Saloon
Not St. Paddy’s Day leftovers, but a focus on sustainability over happy hour.
- Monday, April 22
- The Rockfish
Get up close and (after a few beers) very personal with our brewmaster, Matt Brophy
- Wednesday, April 24
- Stan & Joe’s Saloon
We call it a crawl, but walking is much more efficient.
- Thursday, April 25
- Downtown Annapolis (check the link for specific locations)
Our hop monster just got real.
- Thursday, April 25
- McGarvey’s Saloon and Oyster Bar
What is in a name? This one speaks the truth.
- Saturday, April 27
- Maryland National Guard Armory
Due to popular demand, tickets for Summer Sessions, our outdoor concert series at the brewery, are on sale now through FlyingDogTix.com.
- of Montreal (with Us and Us Only) on Saturday, May 25
- Deer Tick (with Old Indian) on Saturday, June 15
- 5th annual GONZOFEST featuring The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Saturday, July 20
The fine print: Only those 21 and older can attend events at the brewery. All beer will be sold a la carte at each event.
Over the past few months, we asked you to contact your local elected officials in support of Maryland craft beer. And because of you, two key pieces of legislation passed and will be signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley:
- House Bill 955: As early as July 1, we will be able to fill and sell growlers at the brewery, allowing you to purchase and take home beer fresh off our taps.
- House Bill 4/Senate Bill 32: We will be able to sell beer by the glass in our taproom as early as July 1. This legislation will allow us to have additional sampling opportunities for our fans, entertain more impromptu visits, and increase tourism and business across the state.
We cannot thank you enough for your continued support of Maryland craft beer. You are part of the revolution.
After discovering that both orange AND red M&Ms were in its presence (when the contract explicitly said that only orange were acceptable), Bloodline Blood Orange IPA locked itself in its dressing room. It didn’t care that we had a conference (the Craft Brewers Conference, to be exact) to attend. It was offended to its core and made it perfectly clear that it was not coming out.
And even after offers of orange peanut M&Ms and even the more allusive orange peanut butter M&Ms, Bloodline stayed put, only opening the door once for a cowering assistant and, naturally, for a regular delivery of Diet Sunkist and cigarettes.
After weeks of begging, pleading, and agreeing to name firstborn children after various Pantone shades of orange, Bloodline has emerged. Not with mascara-stained cheeks, a raspy voice, and wavering hand. It is big, bold, and badass as ever. And it’s finally coming to DC.
Here’s a list of places that should have it on tap in the coming weeks:
- Art and Soul
- Bedrock Billiards
- Bourbon (both in Glover Park and Adams Morgan)
- Elephant and Castle (Pennsylvania Avenue)
- Farmers Fishers Bakers
- Founding Farmers
- Granville Moore’s
- Hank’s Oyster Bar (Dupont Circle)
- Iron Horse Taproom
- J Paul’s Restaurant
- Jack Rose Dining Saloon
- Maddy’s Tap House
- Mellow Mushroom
- Meridian Pint
- Molly Malones
- Pizzeria Paradiso (both Georgetown and P Street locations)
- Smith Commons
- Smoke and Barrel
- The Big Hunt
- Thunder Burger
Want the most up-to-date updates? Follow @FlyingDogTommy, our DC market manager, on Twitter.
Through fear, man has come to know the serpent. It is crafty. It has conviction.
Drink, our brethren, and celebrate the Year of the Snake:
Tim Martin: writer, director, editor
John Kinhart, Samuel Tressler, and Clark Kline: camera
Alan Saunders, Jesse Daumit, and Sam Epstein (sound)
Jesse Daumit: original music
Scott Smith and Alan Saunders: visual effects
Steph Hyder: Wardrobe
And special thanks to:
- Area 31
- Bobby Donavan
- John-Paul Serrano
- Smooch Studios
- Soft Images Salon
- The Hyattstown Mill
When the gates of one of the most beautiful ballparks in baseball open this Friday, we’ve got your uniform covered.
Support your home team and local brewery with two new Orioles-inspired shirts on sale now online and in our gift shop:
Birdland Raglan Tee: $28