Since moving production from Denver, CO to Frederick, MD in 2008, Flying Dog Brewery has been steadily growing its line of no-nonsense, unrestrained, generally kick-ass beers. In 2012 the brewery released no less than 40 different brews, including experimental projects like the International Arms Race collaboration/war we just reviewed here.
The company has just announced even more interesting beer is coming next year. Starting in January, a Brewhouse Rarities Series beer will be released each month. These are brainstorms from Flying Dog employees, who develop recipes, craft test batches and pitch their creations to their co-workers in hopes of being chosen for production. Anyone who works for the company can get involved, from brewhouse and packaging workers to those in accounting and sales.
“The only criteria that apply to our Brewhouse Rarities is that they are interesting and unusual,” says brewmaster Matt Brophy. Or, put another way, beers that are “too weird to live, too rare to die.” The small batch brews will be available only in the Mid-Atlantic region, and will mostly be draft-only releases.
Check out what to look forward to below. Do note that there’s no beer for November, and that’s on purpose — because of the seasonal nature of both the September and October releases, the timing needs o be left slightly flexible for those brews.
January: Chipotle Dark Ale
February: Green Tea Imperial Stout (750-ml. bottles in addition to draft)
March: Pumpernickel IPA
April: Big Black Wit
May: Easy IPA
June: Pineapple Saison
July: Belgian Devil (750-ml. bottles in addition to draft)
September: Vineyard Blonde (brewed with local Vidal Blanc grapes)
October: Orchard Ale (brewed with local apples)
December: Cinnamon Porter (750-ml. bottles in addition to draft)
Are you tired of sipping on your cocktail? Try breathing in your cockt...read more ›
The All-INNclusive Dogfish Experience is the perfect way to make the most of your beercation. ...read more ›
Firestone Walker made an announcement late last week that they had been "invested in" by Duvel Moortgat. But w...read more ›
The GABF has sold out in well under and hour for the past six years. Tickets to this year's event go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, July ...read more ›
Put the Steamboat Wine Festival on your summer travel calendar, because events are selling out quickly and you...read more ›
Writers and musicians have a long, storied history with alcohol, and that intimacy with the bottle shows through in the memorable lines these artists ...read more ›
Grab some of these refreshing brews for your next beach trip or cookout....read more ›
Urine from the Danish Roskilde Festival is being used to fertilize barley which will be turned into beer in a ...read more ›
The country's second oldest beer festival is back July 22 through 26 and is still going strong after 28 years. ...read more ›
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey 10 Year is well worth seeking out. ...read more ›
Craft brewery teams up with local farmer to brew a carrot beer and help raise awareness of local produce....read more ›
With this men's beauty line, you can literally bathe in beer. ...read more ›