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 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


Dig into Maryland's best handmade sausages and local sauerkraut while learning about the history of Oktoberfest and how American craft brewers picked up where the Germans left off. This class includes a bratwurst provided by MeatCrafters, complimented by Sweet Farm Sauerkraut.


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.