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 11 am and 2 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 March 22 SOLD OUT, April 27May 17June 28

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


World-class beer paired with artisan charcuterie is a classic combination that any meat lovers can't resist. Flying Dog University is featuring the experts from Meatcrafters for a class that will teach how some of the best salamis and sausages are made and draw parallels to the brewing process. The class will conclude with a guided beer and cured meat pairing.​


Join us in experiencing two matches made in beer heaven. Each participant will get to try two hand selected beer and food pairings for only five dollars! Menu may include but not limited to: locally sourced artisan cheeses, the finest cured meats and premium chocolates all perfectly matched with Flying Dog beer.


Learn all about premium cigars and how to pair them with world-class craft beer. This class includes three choice cigars from Davidus and paired Flying Dog beers.

PINBALL 101 June 22

Research suggests that pinball can improve your sight, hearing, touch and proprioception. Join FDU for a day of doing the damn thing with a cold beer in hand. This class will be held at Spinners Pinball Arcade in Frederick, Maryland.


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: 

Dean's List

The Dean’s List is an exclusive Flying Dog University membership program that is FREE after a student completes our Core Curriculum classes. Once all four classes are complete, you will receive a Dean’s List certificate and a member’s only carrying card that will get you exclusive member discounts and access to private tastings before beers are released to the public. 

The following four courses must be completed in order to qualify for the Dean’s List: Foundation of Beer, Craft Beer Explained, Beer and Sensory Training, and Beer Chemistry.


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.