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
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/