Frequently Asked Questions

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking them. That’s why it’s good to take a gander at our FAQs. Then, if you still have a question (or simply want to profess your love), contact us. We read all of the questions, comments, and concerns that come our way and respond as soon as humanly possible.

How can I find your beer near me?

At the stroke of midnight, look east. The sounds of the night will cease, the wind will shift, and then it will all become clear. Or, you can enter your zip code in our Beer Finder.

Can I bring my progeny with me to the brewery?

While we love your little creation almost as much as you do, we are very limited on space in our tasting room. At this time, we only allow humans that are 21+ years of age to enjoy the experience.

I want to see where the magic happens. Do you offer brewery tours?

You betcha. We offer tours Friday through Sunday. We suggest switching your work schedule to Mondays and Tuesdays so we can maximize our time together. 

Can I just come hang out in the tasting room at the brewery?

You sure can. Spots in our tasting room are available on a first come, first serve basis. Get more information on visiting our fine establishment right here

Do you serve food at the brewery?

Dogs gotta eat. The Roasthouse Pub food truck is parked out front and has fried mac and cheese bites just waiting for you. 

So aside from tours of the brewery, do you do any events?

You bet your ass we do. From summer concerts with 1,500 of our closest friends to intimate beer releases in our tasting room, we host a slew of events throughout the year. For the latest and greatest, head over to our Events Calendar. 

How can I tell if my beer is fresh to death?

We like our beer fresh and know you do, too, so we’re committed to making your beer drinking simple and delicious. Each of our beers has an “Enjoy By” date. It’s that easy.

Want to know the date your bottled bundle of joy came into this world? Flip your Far Side calendar back 170 days. With the exception of our vintage beers, all of our beers are considered fresh up to 170 days after being packaged.

What about beers that can be cellared?

Our Gonzo Imperial Porter and Horn Dog Barleywine can be aged for several years if stored in cellar conditions (cool, dark…basically where Buffalo Bill would kindly ask that you put lotion on your skin). Those beers are vintage dated have codes like VINT18EE with the middle numbers indicating the year it was produced. 

My beer doesn’t taste like I expected. What should I do?

If you are not satisfied with one of our beers, we want to know about it. Go to our Contact Us page, complete the form and include:

We test each and every batch of beer that leaves the brewery, so providing that information will allow our QA team to immediately identify the batch of beer you purchased.

I’m considering a career in brewing. How should I go about this?

First, take as many brewery tours as possible so you can ask questions and understand if brewing is something that you definitely want to pursue. Most brewmasters and head brewers get some kind of formal training, so look into applying and enrolling in a brewing school or at an actual brewery itself. If you are interested in applying here at Flying Dog, check out our openings and apply online or stop by the brewery in Frederick to fill out an application.

I want to work for Flying Dog. How can I make this happen?

Take a look at our Jobs page to see if we have openings in your area of expertise. If so, apply, young buck. APPLY!

Do you host large groups/private events?

We can accommodate groups as small as your favorite basketball team or as large as the invite list to My Big Fat Greek Wedding. To learn more, click here. Keep in mind, all events, even private ones are still 21+ over only.

Want to perform in our tasting room?

If you're interested in serenading us with your sweet, sweet sounds, hit us up via this form, and our events manager will be in touch.