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Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick

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Flying Dog Brewery is a craft brewery located in Frederick, Maryland. Founded in 1990 by George Stranahan, it is the largest brewery in Maryland. As of 2015, Flying Dog is the 37th largest craft brewery in the United States. Flying Dog is known for its connection to Gonzo Journalism through close ties to writer Hunter S. Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman.HistoryIn 1990, George Stranahan opened the Flying Dog Brewpub in Woody Creek, Colorado, a small town outside of Aspen, Colorado. It was the first brewery to open in Aspen in over 100 years, and was one of the first brewpubs in the Rocky Mountain Region.Demand for Flying Dog beers quickly grew beyond the brewpub’s capacity, so in 1994, the company opened a 50-barrel brewery in Denver, Colorado, which was a joint venture with the brewpub Wynkoop Brewing Company.In 2000, Flying Dog purchased Wynkoop’s interest in the brewery and opened a second location in Denver at 2401 Blake Street.Looking to expand again in 2006, Flying Dog purchased Frederick Brewing Company in Frederick, Maryland in May and began producing beer in both Maryland and Colorado. Flying Dog also acquired the Wild Goose brand and produced those beers until December 2010, when the brand was sold to Logan Shaw Brewing Company.
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  • A quick thanks to Jon, Beard Grylls and Ryan. You guys were fun and knowledgeable. We enjoyed all the tasty libations. Hope to see you all again soon.  more »
  • We visited here yesterday after booking an online brewery tour. The tours are free and very informative. C J was our tour guide and is a lot of fun to listen to for a half hour or more that this takes...  more »
  • One of the coolest craft breweries I have been to. The staff is awesome and the tour of the brewery was free and very interesting. Great art work throughout the building, plus ya get a tasting while o...  more »
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  • As a craft beer geek I typically skip brewery tours and head straight for the tasting room, however, I'm so glad that I didn't follow my standard routine at Flying Dog and opted to do the tour on Saturday. My tour guide, Serina, was wonderful and it was clear that she loves her job, her coworkers, and Flying Dog beer. I've always been a fan of their beers, but love them even more now!
  • Went here for a tour and then spent some time in the tasting room. Tour was an awesome experience and informative. Our tour guide had a great up beat attitude, as well as all the other employees. Got two flights, at $7 it's not too bad. I would definitely come back here again.
  • Great beer, great people. fun and informative tour. food truck on site served up solid food
  • Great taproom with a large selection. Even if you've had a bunch of their beers in stores and bars, there are a few unique beers on tap here that are very enjoyable. The staff was helpful and friendly and there is plenty of outdoor seating for nice days. The drive from northern VA was a little long but worth it!
  • My wife and I drove three hours from near Morgantown, WV, to the birthplace of some of our favorite beer in the World. What a great experience it was for us! The staff was humorous, the Tour was top-notch and the beer was..........FANTASTIC. My new favorite is "The Truth". You can send some free to me if you like!! I can be bought!!!! I am sharing my experience with my nearly 600,000 Twitter followers today. Thank you for a good time - and - we didn't leave naked. DAMN. I STILL will take free beer. I NEED "The Truth"!