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.)
BREW ELECTION November 3
Cast your vote for the malt, hops and yeast that will be used in a brandnew beer created with your votes. This is free and open to the public all day long. All participants will be invited back for the beer's release. Watch out for hanging chads and remember that every vote counts.
COOKING WITH BEER November 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.
FOEDER-AGING TOURS AND TASTINGS November 21
Aging beer in wood vessels can change the flavor, aroma, and appearance. Oak, foeders, spirals, wood blocks and barrels are all different ways that a beer can be aged. Learn about the unique tradition using a foeder and how we've utilized the technique to offer a delicious beer. Each student will sample our Orchard Ale, a partnership with Distillery Lane Ciderworks, and 2017 Orchard Ale aged in one of our foeders. Each guest also receives a crowler of one of the beers of their choice to take home.
Tours offered every half hour from 3-7 pm, so please select the correct time slot.
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.