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Flying Dog Brewery - History

Flying Dog Brewery is a beer brewery now located in Frederick, Maryland. Originally opening in 1990 as a brewpub, it became the first brewery to open in Aspen in over 100 years, and one of the first brewpubs in the Rocky Mountain region. In 1991, Flying Dog’s “Doggie Style” was bottled and won the “The Best Pale Ale in America” award at the Great American Beer Festival.
The reputation of Flying Dog beers grew quickly, and demand soon exceeded the brewpub’s capacity. So, in 1994 Flying Dog opened a 50-barrel brewery in Denver, Colorado from which its ales were distributed to more than 45 states of the United States. Flying Dog purchased a second brewery located in Frederick, Maryland in May 2006, and in January 2008 the last bottles rolled off the Denver line and all production was moved to the Maryland facility. According to their web site, this location is where "70% of Flying Dog Beer is already being brewed." Accounting, sales, marketing and other administrative functions have remained largely unaffected by this change and their headquarters remains in Denver. Currently, the brewery has a capacity to brew 50,000 barrels of beer per year.
Flying Dog Brewery is noted for using the unusual art of Ralph Steadman, best known as the illustrator of the works of Hunter S. Thompson, on its labels.


Year Round Beers
Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale
Gonzo Imperial Porter
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale
In-Heat Wheat
Old Scratch Lager Amber
Road Dog Scottish Porter
Snake Dog IPA
Tire Bite Golden Ale

Seasonal beers
Heller Hound Bock Beer
K-9 Cruiser
Wild Dog Double Pale Ale
Wild Dog Weizenbock Ale
Wild Dog Colorado Saison

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