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Frequently Asked Questions

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking them. That’s why it’s good to take a gander at our FAQs. Then, if you still have a question (or simply want to profess your love), contact us. We read all of the questions, comments, and concerns that come our way and respond as soon as humanly possible.

Can I visit/tour/bring my mariachi band to the brewery?

Flying Dog Brewery is going to focus on its core brewing operations, as well as supporting the brewery’s bar and restaurant partners as they rebuild their businesses, and has no plans to reopen the tasting room at this time. We will evaluate the possibility of reopening the tasting room in summer of 2021.

So slap on those sweatpants or leggings and experience Flying Dog from your couch, porch, kitchen table, or a dark closet and use our beer locator to find a retail store near you with our Beer Finder.

For additional questions, please reach out to Kristin at kristin.hanna@flyingdog.com.

How can I find your beer near me?

At the stroke of midnight, look east. The sounds of the night will cease, the wind will shift, and then it will all become clear. Or, you can enter your zip code in our Beer Finder.

How can I tell if my beer is fresh to death?

We like our beer fresh and know you do, too, so we’re committed to making your beer drinking simple and delicious. Each of our beers has an “Enjoy By” date. It’s that easy.

Want to know the date your bottled bundle of joy came into this world? Flip your Far Side calendar back 170 days. With the exception of our vintage beers, all of our beers are considered fresh up to 170 days after being packaged.

What about beers that can be cellared?

Our Gonzo Imperial Porter and Horn Dog Barleywine can be aged for several years if stored in cellar conditions (cool, dark…basically where Buffalo Bill would kindly ask that you put lotion on your skin). Those beers are vintage dated have codes like VINT18EE with the middle numbers indicating the year it was produced. 

My beer doesn’t taste like I expected. What should I do?

If you are not satisfied with one of our beers, we want to know about it. Go to our Contact Us page, complete the form and include:

  • When and where (city, state and store name) you purchased the beer
  • The date code
  • What it tasted like

We test each and every batch of beer that leaves the brewery, so providing that information will allow our QA team to immediately identify the batch of beer you purchased.

I’m considering a career in brewing. How should I go about this?

First, take as many brewery tours as possible so you can ask questions and understand if brewing is something that you definitely want to pursue. Most brewmasters and head brewers get some kind of formal training, so look into applying and enrolling in a brewing school or at an actual brewery itself. If you are interested in applying here at Flying Dog, check out our openings and apply online or stop by the brewery in Frederick to fill out an application.

I want to work for Flying Dog. How can I make this happen?

Take a look at our Jobs page to see if we have openings in your area of expertise. If so, apply, young buck. APPLY!