Flying Dog University

Higher Beer Education

Craft beer is a movement of equal parts tradition and innovation. And the movement isn’t slowing down, making a commitment to ongoing education paramount for anyone with a true respect and appreciation for the craft. 

Enter Flying Dog University: A first-of-its-kind beer education program at Flying Dog Brewery.


Featured Class

Beer Geek Tours

Geek out on an in-depth look at the brewing process, fermentation, yeast management, quality control and packaging that will end with a tasting of new releases, pilot batches and vintage beers. 

Beer Geek Tours are held on the first Sunday of every month at 12 pm and 3 pm, and are by reservation only. Upcoming dates include:

A prerequisite to this tour is a standard tour of Flying Dog Brewery or general knowledge of the brewing process. (Head over here to make a reservation for our public brewery tour.)

Core Curriculum

Want to get back to basics? Begin your journey with a three-week exploration of how beer is made, how we experience beer and how beer interacts with food. Flying Dog University’s core curriculum classes are held in our brewery classroom: 

  • Beer 101: The Foundation of Beer – NEW DATES COMING SOON – A rigorous exploration of the history of beer, the brewing process and the four ingredients in beer. 
  • Beer 201: Essentials of the Craft Beer Revolution – NEW DATES COMING SOON – An in-depth look at how advanced brewing processes, like dry hopping and using unique ingredients, affect the end beer.
  • Beer 301: Sensory Overload
  • NEW DATES COMING SOON – A breakdown of how beer interacts with food by comparing beer and wine and reviewing tips on pairing beer with food, storing and aging beer and cooking with beer.  



All About Yeast: Friday, March 16

FDU is proud to present our first All About Yeast class taught by Flying Dog Director of Quality Cooper Asay. Learn how this single celled organism is responsible for making beer and how it also contributes to the sensory characteristics in your glass. This class will feature custom beers brewed specifically to demonstrate what you’ll be learning in this class.

Greatest Hits Tasting: Friday, March 30

‘Cause they’re the three best friends anyone could have, Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop, Meatcrafters and The Perfect Truffle are stopping by for a pairing of the best of the best. Learn about how each is made while trying them alongside your favorite Flying Dog beers.


The finest print: Each Flying Dog University course ends with a tasting of Flying Dog beers. All attendees must be 21 or older. All sales are final and classes are non-transferrable or refundable.