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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Flying Dog plans big for 2008

Flying Dog Brewery Leaps Even Higher In 2008
Author: Eric Hebert

A new seasonal and 4th new Canis Major style to hit shelves in 2008
Flying Dog Brewery has new show-stopping styles and packages for 2008. The brewery continues its tradition of offering award-winning beers in 2008 with the release of a Biere de Garde as their new spring seasonal and a Tripel as the fourth member of its Canis Major Series of high gravity beers.

“Garde Dog” Biere de Garde

“Garde Dog” Biere de Garde is unfiltered with a hazy, deep golden to light copper appearance. Brewed with domestically grown French Hops and German Pilsner Malts, it gives craft beer drinkers a very enjoyable, light-bodied, subtlety sweet beer with toasty malt undertones. Garde Dog is the perfect compliment to lighter fare such as seafood, salads, cheese and Middle Eastern and Indian foods.

“Cerberus” Tripel

“Cerberus” Tripel is a bottle-conditioned strong Belgian Ale with slightly hazy appearance and mousse-like head. Brewing with Golding and Saaz hops and Pilsner and Aromatic malts yields a medium body and champagne-like carbonation. Cerberus pairs perfectly with turkey and other poultry, creamy cheeses, fruit pastries, desserts and crème brulee.

Flying Dog will also be launching two new and unique packages to their Canis Major Series in 2008. The first is a Mixed four-pack featuring one 12oz. bottle of each Canis Major style. The second is a Mixed eight-pack of 7oz. bottles, which will include two offerings of each Canis Major style. The Canis Major Series includes Gonzo Imperial Porter, Horn Dog Barley Wine, Double Dog Double Pale Ale and the new Cerberus Tripel.

Serving high-quality craft beer for more than 15 years, Flying Dog Brewery’s award-winning “litter of ales” is now available in 45 states. Flying Dog’s core value of “purposeful, provocative and irreverence” flows through the veins of the brewery’s founding owners, George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre. George and Richard ‘s friends have included “Gonzo Journalist,” Hunter S. Thompson, who coined the brand’s tagline “Good People Drink Good Beer” and “Gonzo Artist” Ralph Steadman, who illustrates the brand’s packaging. For more information, log on to www.FlyingDogAles.com.

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