Field Notes 2019
Oct 21

Field Notes 2019

  As we approach year five of our Maryland Hops Research partnership with the University of Maryland's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, we have summarized the first four years of research and analysis of the 24 hop varieties planted at the Western Maryland Research Center in Keedysville, Maryland.  You can read our latest findings in the Growers Guide below, and you can taste them this Friday, October 25th ... Read More

Name That Bucking Deer
Jun 12

Name That Bucking Deer

Betwixt the various Ralph Steadman masterpieces that adorn the walls of our tasting room, right smack over the center of our bar, friends of Flying Dog can find a bit of twisted taxidermy. Nobody knows for sure exactly how our once-vibrant young buck managed to sprout such batty batons atop his furry crown, but everyone has a theory. Brewery elders claim our stuffed sidekick was left behind during an intergalactic pitstop, but ot... Read More

Do It For The Agri-Culture
May 13

Do It For The Agri-Culture

Decades from now, we’ll tell our grandchildren tales of our swashbuckling glory days in Maryland craft beer. We’ll sing the names of “Willamette,” “Sorachi Ace," and “Vojvodina,” ancient deities, pillars in our mythos, like mighty Zeus himself. And all of our stories will hit their crescendos in the year 2019. For two years, we toiled in the fields of Keedysville. We raised our fickle hop vines... Read More

Skillful In Shallow Waters
May 2

Skillful In Shallow Waters

Skillful in shallow waters, yet adept when it becomes deep and rough, Dead Rise boats were crafted to navigate the unique waterways of the Chesapeake.  Much like its namesake, Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale, was expertly designed to satisfy the unique palate of the Marylander. The beer began as a pitch by a brewer at one of Flying Dog’s first Brewhouse Rarities summits. Every employee, no matter his or her job description, is g... Read More

Firkin Fridays at OPACY
Apr 16

Firkin Fridays at OPACY

If it's baseball season, then, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, it's gotta be Firkin Friday season. Join us every Friday home game at the brand new Flying Dog Tap House to try new twists on some of your favorite Flying Dog brews. Here's the 2019 Firkin Friday schedule so you can plan your life around it: April 19th–MIN:  Snake Dog IPA with Sabro hops May 3rd–TB: Raging Bitch Belgian IPA with t... Read More

But The Women Keep The Tempo
Apr 5

But The Women Keep The Tempo

March 8th has quickly become an incredibly important and eventful day for us here at the brewery. Yes, it’s International Women’s Day, but, in the craft beer community, it’s also Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day. Women from all over the globe get together, build each other up, and brew some delicious beer. For Tenacious V, our day started bright and early with a yoga class led by our quality assurance manager and consiste... Read More

You Get A Trophy! And You Get A Trophy!!!
Apr 2

You Get A Trophy! And You Get A Trophy!!!

Under Dog Gold Lager is the best kind of lightweight. Weighing in at 3.9% ABV and just 116 calories, it’s the perfect beer for those who want to enjoy an adult beverage (or several) and still, you know, continue to function in society. Yes, that means you’ll be able to do some day drinking without the afternoon nap. And, as if everyone needed another reason to love an underdog, this beer comes with some seriously good karma:... Read More

Ain't Nothing But A G Thing
Mar 25

Ain't Nothing But A G Thing

  Flying Dog lost a huge piece of its collective heart last month with the unexpected passing of Gerald “G" Bigelow.  G was so much more than a coworker. He always laughed at our jokes, and he spent hours of his free time patiently teaching a rowdy, inebriated bunch of mutts how to play D&D. He was our friend, our brother, and our Dungeon Master, and we miss him more than any words written here can convey. ... Read More

Funky Vojvodina
Feb 22

Funky Vojvodina

Our hop research partnership with the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was never intended to be anything close to a pet project.  In 2016, we set off with a specific, ambitious goal: Find out what it takes to grow hops of the same caliber, in both quality and yield, of those grown in traditional hop-growing regions, and grow them in Maryland. And now, armed with two harvests worth of experienc... Read More

When The Family Feuds, Make Them Family Drama Carnitas
Dec 24

When The Family Feuds, Make Them Family Drama Carnitas

Clashing political views. Less-than-ideal sleeping situations. Your brother-in-law's newest "investment opportunity" pitch. Gift cards when you could really just use some cash. The holidays will push both your fridge capacity and your patience to the brink, and, while we can't get your grandpa to stop talking about how much you've "filled out," we can suggest a coping strategy with a pretty high success r... Read More