Flying Dog Brewery Comes out Swingin’ with Limited Release of Vicious Hook Sour Ale

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Vicious Hook, the brewery’s first major sour release, in early August 2020.

Named after a boxing term that “[references] the beer’s sweet start that finishes with a savage jolt of sourness and hits like a heavyweight,” Vicious Hook is a fruited Sour Ale that “delivers on its fruit punch promise” thanks to additions of blood orange, cherry and pineapple. Coming in at just 5.3% ABV, the “extremely approachable” Vicious Hook “is a one-two combo of sweet and tart that stuns you with a pucker punch.”

“I think we all grew up drinking fruit punch in the summer, hiding in the shade, trying not to melt. Well, we made a delicious adult version of that and gave it a little extra oomph,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing for Flying Dog Brewery. “This punch definitely earned its name.”

Vicious Hook officially released on August 3 and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Vicious Hook from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; August 3, 2020
Style – Fruited Sour Ale
ABV – 5.3%
Malts – Wheat
Hops – Simcoe
Added Ingredients – Blood orange, pineapple, lactose & cherry
Pairing Suggestions – “When paired with a meal, Vicious Hook’s crisp, fruity bite will refresh the palate and brighten dishes. Of all the contenders out there, Flying Dog suggests going one-on-one with chicken tenders or dry-rubbed wings, grilled shrimp, anything covered in ranch dressing and peanut butter cookies – it’ll be like a 21+ peanut butter and tropical jelly sandwich.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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