Flying Dog University

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.)



COOKING WITH BEER October 12November 16 (SOLD OUT) and December 14

Cooking with beer is a natural progression from drinking while cooking, right? Flying Dog University has teamed up with The Kitchen Studio Cooking School on a hands-on class where students will learn the dynamics of cooking with a variety of beer styles. The class includes five dishes made with and then paired with beer and will conclude with a family-style dinner.

This class is held at The Kitchen Studio Cooking School and 21+. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the 1st Amendment Society



The University of Maryland is growing different varieties of hops to see which ones will thrive in our unique climate. Flying Dog has partnered with UMD's College of Agriculture to help fund their extensive research and evaluate each year's crop of almost 20 hop varieties to see what performs best in beer. This year's harvest marks the project's second year, and Flying Dog University is giving you an advanced look at our progress.



Renowned chef Adam Hatfield is partnering up with FDU to expose the latest cooking trends that are driving contemporary food culture. Join us to observe, sip and savor how todays chefs use science, specialized equipment and creativity to formulate fantastic fare. Students will learn about foams, spherification, and sous vide.


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: 

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.