Flying Dog Fights Book Censorship with Release of 451 Juicy IPA

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of 451 Juicy IPA in early April 2022.

A response to the recent resurgence in book burning and banning and named after Ray Bradbury’s classic 1953 dystopian novel about censorship – Fahrenheit 451, 451 Juicy IPA is an Imperial Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that sees “95% of [its] hops . . . added late in the process, this dry hopping amps up the aroma and flavor while keeping the beer’s bitterness low, letting 451’s juicy fruit flavors dominate.” Coming in at an “incredibly approachable and drinkable” 11% ABV, 451 Juicy IPA is a “medium bodied imperial [that stays] soft on the palette with its alcohol content being nearly unnoticeable in the flavor.”

“What’s beautiful about Bradbury’s novel – aside from the incredible art from Ralph Steadman – is that the human spirit’s innate thirst for knowledge, ideas, growth, and freedom ultimately wins,” said Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog Brewery. “So, in the face of attempts to restrict the content our community can access, Flying Dog will always throw our support behind defending freedom of expression because truth-seeking and freedom of expression are inseparable.”

451 Juicy IPA will debut in early April 2022 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for 451 Juicy IPA from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; debuts April 4, 2022
Style – Imperial Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 11%
Fun Fact #1 – “The name and artwork on the bottle refer to Fahrenheit 451, the 1953 dystopian novel about censorship by author Ray Bradbury. The label art comes from a 2003 illustrated edition of the novel done by the one and only Ralph Steadman, in honor of the book’s 50th anniversary. The book’s title refers to the temperature at which paper ignites and spontaneously bursts into flames. Flying Dog Brewery, staunch defenders of freedom of expression, found this connection interesting considering the resurgence of book burnings and bans in our country this year.”
Fun Fact #2 – “In support of 451’s April launch, Flying Dog will celebrate countless books that have been censored, removed or restricted from bookshelves for the past century. Using the hashtag #451BookReports, Flying Dog will share content highlighting the humor and absurdity of banning of these titles. Consumers are encouraged to participate in the tweet length book reports for a chance to win copies of Fahrenheit 451 and ‘fuck censorship’ wristbands.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/


Flying Dog Gets Colorful in 2022 with Launch of Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will launch Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour, a vividly pink beer packaged in clear bottles to stand out on store shelves, as a new Year-Round offering in mid-January 2022.

Dropping as the “first line extension of the brewery’s popular Vicious Hook Fruit Punch Sour,” Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour is an American Sour Ale that “[doubles] down on Vicious Hook’s fruit punch promise to create a higher-octane sour exploding with juicy, tropical fruit flavors.” Coming in at a powerful 10% ABV, Super Hook “offers high pucker and low bitterness.”

“Our team in the brewhouse had fun amping up the Vicious Hook line to create something that both looks and tastes really unique,” said Ben Clark, Brewmaster at Flying Dog Brewery. “This is a really approachable beer with an ABV you don’t often see in the kettle sour category.”

“The flavor profile of Super Hook has appeal across the beverage category, but the visual intrigue of the beer is what makes it stand apart and ultimately why we were excited to launch this innovative brand,” said Ben Savage, Chief Marketing Officer at Flying Dog Brewery. “The unique presentation of pink beer in clear bottles will pop on store shelves and pique the curiosity of even the most traditional craft beer consumer.”

Super Hook is scheduled to debut in mid-January with availability in 6-packs of clear 12 oz. bottles and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Super Hook Fruit Punch Sour from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launching mid-January 2022
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 10%
Malts – Wheat
Hops – Simcoe
Added Ingredients – Blood orange, pineapple, cherry & lactose
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Flying Dog Plays Trickster, Introduces Deepfake Non-Alcoholic IPA

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will introduce Deepfake Non-Alcoholic IPA in early July 2021.

Developed to “make you question everything you thought you knew about non-alcoholic beer,” Deepfake is a Non-Alcoholic India Pale Ale that uses Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra hops to produce an “aroma and flavor profile dominated by hop notes of orange, grapefruit, mango and passionfruit.” Coming in at less than 0.5% ABV, Deepfake is “a delicious IPA-imposter with a medium body and clean finish. For consumers who want to avoid alcohol for any reason, but don’t want to sacrifice the taste and feel of the real thing, Deepfake is the perfect illusion.”

“Choosing a non-alcoholic beer shouldn’t mean suffering through a tasteless, watery imposter,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing at Flying Dog Brewery. “Deepfake gives you the satisfaction of drinking a real beer, without the added calories and alcohol. It would fool anyone.”

Deepfake is rolling out now as Flying Dog’s newest Year-Round brew. You can expect to find this new Non-Alcoholic option available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Maryland and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Deepfake Non-Alcoholic IPA from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Year Round; launching July 2021
Style – Non-Alcoholic India Pale Ale
ABV – Less than 0.5%
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Simcoe & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Flying Dog Brewery Introduces Switch Doctor Imperial Sour Ale

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that Switch Doctor will join the brewery’s lineup of heavy-hitting Limited Releases in early June 2021.

Here to give you an amped up but still highly drinkable offering to add to beer fridge rotation this summer, Switch Doctor is an Imperial Sour Ale that combines additions of mango and pineapple to create a “super balanced sour flavor profile [that] brings in the sweetness of the . . . mango while allowing highlights of the pineapple’s acidity to shine through.” Clocking in at 10% ABV, Switch Doctor comes together to offer “a delicious balance of sweet and tart fruity flavors.”

“What we started with Vicious Hook we’ve continued with Switch Doctor, this time in a higher-octane package,” said Ben Clark, Brewmaster at Flying Dog Brewery. “Our brew team enjoys playing with recipes until we’ve found the right balance of sour flavors to give you that perfect pucker. And while the liquid inside is enough to make you a fan, having it wrapped in such vibrant Ralph Steadman packaging makes it a must-try release.”

Switch Doctor is scheduled to roll out in June 2021 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Switch Doctor from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; June 2021
Style – Imperial Sour Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Mango & pineapple
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Flying Dog Brewery Adds Kulture King Imperial Hazy to Heavy Hitters Lineup

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Kulture King Imperial Hazy in mid-April 2021.

Developed to add another hoppy punch to Flying Dog’s lineup of Heavy Hitters, Kulture King is an Imperial Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that is “hop forward and bursting with intense fruit flavors and aromas” sourced from Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic hops. Coming in at 10% ABV, Kulture King allows “citrus and tropical fruit notes [to] dominate the nose while the beer’s low bitterness and soft finish makes its [higher] ABV nearly unnoticeable in the flavor and mouthfeel.”

“Over 95% of the hops in Kulture King are added after the boil,” said Flying Dog’s Brewmaster, Ben Clark. “Moving the hopping to the whirlpool greatly limits the bitterness and greatly increases the aroma and flavor, creating the perfectly hazy IPA profile.”

Kulture King is set to debut in mid-April and will stick around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 24-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 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 Kulture King from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited/Seasonal; mid-April 2021
Style – Imperial Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 35
Featured Hops – Citra, Galaxy & Mosaic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 24-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Flying Dog Brewery’s Barrel-aged Gonzo Makes Limited Return

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that Barrel-aged Gonzo will return for a limited time beginning in early February 2021.

An elevated take on Flying Dog’s cult-classic Gonzo Imperial Porter, Barrel-aged Gonzo is an Imperial Porter that has been aged “for 3 months in bourbon barrels from Willett Distillery, longtime bourbon and rye whiskey distillers in Bardstown, Kentucky.” Coming in at 11.3% ABV, the “deep and dark” Barrel-aged Gonzo “gets even more mysterious with notes of vanilla and whiskey warmth.”

Barrel-aged Gonzo is rolling out now and will be available only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 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 Barrel-aged Gonzo from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; early February 2021
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 11.3%
Treatment – Aged for 3 months in Willet Bourbon barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Flying Dog Kicks Off the New Year With Two New Seasonals

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Releases of Cream Team and In God We Crush, two fan favorites previously released as a part of the brewery’s Brewhouse Rarity Series, in early January 2021.

Brewed to be a liquid “ode to that last swig of milk after you’ve dunked cookies in it,” Cream Team – formerly known as Cookies and Cream – is a Milk Stout brewed with “Northern Brewer hops, . . . real chocolate and additional lactose [to give it] a smooth and velvety finish.” Coming in at 9.5% ABV, Cream Team is “bursting with delicious cookies and cream ice cream flavors.”

Inspired by and originally named after “Maryland Shore’s most beloved beach cocktail” – the Orange Crush, In God We Crush is a Blonde Ale featuring “four different citrus products and three different citrus varieties, all [incorporated] at different points in the process, giving In God We Crush a nice, rounded citrus profile.” Clocking in at 6% ABV, In God We Crush “hits you with a wave of bright orange, then carries you off to sea with a citrusy, sweet finish.”

“Crafting unique, well-balanced beers like In God We Crush and Cream Team is a testament to the badass group of brewers we have here at Flying Dog,” said Ben Clark, Brewmaster at Flying Dog Brewery. “This group of experts works tirelessly to find the right balance of special ingredients to produce interesting, extremely drinkable and innovative flavors you won’t find anywhere else.”

Cream Team and In God We Crush are both rolling out now and will be available for a limited time. You can expect to find these two Seasonal offerings available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 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 Cream Team from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Seasonal; early January 2021
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 20
Malts – Oats, Chocolate & Roasted Barley
Added Ingredients – Lactose & chocolate
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Vital Information for In God We Crush from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Seasonal; early January 2021
Style – Blonde Ale
ABV – 6%
Featured Ingredients – Blood orange peel & tangerine
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Flying Dog Brewery Embraces the Flavors of Fall with Release of Apple Pie Blonde Ale

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Apple Pie Blonde Ale, the brewery’s final Brewhouse Rarities Release of 2020, on Friday, November 6.

Conceptualized and “pitched by a fall-loving, plaid-clad employee as part of [Flying Dog’s] Brewhouse Rarities program,” Apple Pie is an American Blonde Ale that – instead of artificial flavors – uses “real apples and specialty ingredients like vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom to achieve an authentic [apple pie] flavor profile.” Coming in at 7.2% ABV, Apple Pie Blonde Ale “tastes like it came straight out of Grandma’s kitchen.”

“The flavors in this seasonal specialty are perfectly balanced to fool your tongue into believing it’s the real thing,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing at Flying Dog Brewery. “Apples are such a quintessential fall flavor, and now you can have all of the crisp, apple flavor you love without paying to spend hours picking your own.”

Apple Pie Blonde Ale is scheduled to hit distribution on November 6 and will stick around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 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 Apple Pie Blonde Ale from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited/Brewhouse Rarities; November 6, 2020
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Added Ingredients – Apples, vanilla, nutmeg & cardamom
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

Flying Dog Brewery & University of Maryland Collaborate on 2020 Field Notes Pale Ale

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of 2020 Field Notes Pale Ale, a special collaboration project with the University of Maryland (UMD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, in mid-October 2020.

The latest experimental offering to be “brewed using hops grown at UMD’s Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, Maryland,” 2020 Field Notes is an American Pale Ale featuring Lyon, Glacier and Southern Cross hops that were “chosen after three rounds of blind sensory analysis on the hop varieties harvested by UMD this year.” Coming in at 5.6% ABV, 2020 Field Notes is a “crisp and delicious . . . pale ale with fruity and citrus hop notes dominating both the aroma and flavor profile.”

“There’s no better way to evaluate hops than putting them in a beer, which is exactly why experimental projects like Field Notes are vital to our work with the University of Maryland,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing, Flying Dog. “There are no pilot or test brews for this beer, it is a one-time shot to see what notes shine through.”

“Over the past five years we have battled various obstacles, both environmental and manmade, and it is evident that we can produce hops in Maryland,” said Bryan Butler, Extension Agent, UMD College of AGNR. “The question that remains however is, can a consistent, high quality, profitable crop be produced? We look forward to continuing our work to determine the ultimate answer to that question.”

2020 Field Notes is rolling out now and will be hanging around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland only. Prost!

Vital Information for 2020 Field Notes from Flying Dog Brewery & University of Maryland

Release – Limited; mid-October 2020
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.6%
Featured Hops – Lyon, Glacier & Southern Cross hops grown at University of Maryland’s Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Fun Fact – “UMD and Maryland’s largest independent craft brewery have been growing hops in Maryland since the organizations’ partnership began in 2015. At that time, UMD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources partnered with Flying Dog to study hop production in the State of Maryland. The goal of the study was to gather research and lay the groundwork for a commercially viable hop producing industry in Maryland that mirrors the success of hop growing ventures in the Pacific Northwest.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Maryland only

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

Flying Dog Celebrates 30 Years with Release of Great Job! West Coast DIPA

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will recognize its 30th Anniversary with the release of Great Job!, a West Coast-style Double IPA, in late September 2020.

The embodiment of “everything [Flying Dog’s brewmasters] have learned in the past 30 years,” Great Job! is a West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale that “balances out the bitterness from Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe hops with subtle toasted malt sweetness.” Coming in at 9% ABV, Great Job! is a “medium bodied brew . . . bursting with dank and piney hop aromas and pours a light orange/amber color.”

“Our fans are the reason we wake up in the morning, and we’re forever thankful for their continued support of damn good craft beer,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing for Flying Dog Brewery. “Actions also speak louder than words, so if there is someone in your life that deserves to hear ‘great job!’, don’t just tell them, crack open a beer and hand them one in recognition.”

“To elaborate on a thought from our beloved friend and the artistic genius Ralph Steadman, it’s been 30 years from there to here,” said Jim Caruso, CEO for Flying Dog Brewery. “Thank you to all of our fellow travelers and kindred spirits for joining us on this great adventure. We love you and we are even more enthusiastic about the upcoming decades.”

Great Job! is scheduled to release on September 18 and will hang around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 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 Great Job! from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; September 18, 2020
Style – Double India Pale Ale (West Coast-style)
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 60
Hops – Columbus, Centennial & Simcoe
Malts – 2-Row, Munich & Oats
Fun Fact – “A past anniversary beer, Raging Bitch, was released in celebration of the brewery’s 20th, and it was Flying Dog’s best-selling beer for almost 10 years.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/