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Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick

Flying Dog Brewery is a craft brewery located in Frederick, Maryland. Founded in 1990 by George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre, it is the largest brewery in Maryland. As of 2015, Flying Dog is the 37th largest craft brewery in the United States.HistoryIn 1990, George Stranahan opened the Flying Dog Brewpub in 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.In December 2007, Flying Dog announced that it was closing the Denver brewery and would solely produce beer in its Frederick facility. At that time, the Denver brewery was in need of at least $1 million in infrastructure improvements. Flying Dog was also experiencing its strongest growth to date and could surpass Denver production levels by concentrating operations in Maryland.Flying Dog Brewery had the capacity to brew 100,000 barrels of beer per year 2015, they are currently upgrading the factility to produce 700,000 barrels per year.
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  • Stayed at a Bed & Breakfast in Frederick, MD and the Flying dog Brewery was the talk of the breakfast table, so I had to check it out and I was not disappointed. The tour was very educational, even th...  more »
  • Great place in a surprising location (industrial park?). Lots of outside seating. Nice atmosphere. Welcoming staff. And most of all, delicious beer.  more »
  • A fun and educational tour and with tastings of each phase of the brewing process. It takes place in a setting with interesting art and machinery.  more »
  • Great brew pub! We also toured the brewery, and had an excellent guide. Sampled a few of their beers along the way, and after the tour. The brew pub is very popular, but with an outside patio there was still plenty of space. Flying Dog makes superior beer, and many varieties. It is a worthy place to visit for a beer lover.
  • Just like man's best friend, Flying Dog Brewery is passionate, loyal, and housebroken. Go take an informative guided tour and then try a sampler of their latest creations when you return. Merchandise and apparel is available for purchase on site. The outside patio has picnic seating and food trucks roll up on the weekends to offer a bite to pair with your drink. Flying Dog is a great social hangout. Visitors may even bring their own furry companions (provided they stay outside and are leashed). Cats don't appreciate good beer and are probably trying to repeal the 1st Amendment. I've never seen any request a tour.
  • Great people drink great beer. Excellent venue with an exceptional staff. Don't forget your growler, you'll want to take some brew home.
  • This is NOT a review on the beer or the the tours they give, this is a review on the venues they were cheap to see the revivalists, when you get there you can't spend cash to buy beer you have to buy plastic chip tokens to buy beer, they don't tell you but if you don't turn your chips in 2 hours before the concert ends they're nonrefundable... they have 100 police officers surrounding you for security, as your leaving at the end of the show the food trucks sell you food, as you sit down to eat the expensive food that you ordered your told you can't stay and to leave by police... The band was awesome, but do not support flying dogs venue... you have been warned!!!
  • Amazing brewery. Staff is always so friendly and helpful. Doggie Style is my go to beer.
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