Flying Dog Brewing Company - Old Scratch Amber Ale

Flying Dog Brewing Company - Old Scratch Amber Ale

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Flying Dog Brewing Company - Old Scratch Amber Ale

  • ABV:

  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs):

  • Serving Temperature:

    42-50° F
  • Suggested Glassware:

    Pint Glass, or Pilsner glass (flute)
  • Malts:

    2-Row Pale, Malted White Wheat, Munich, Crystal
  • Hops:

    German Perle, Hallertau
With back to back Gold medals at the 2004 and 2005 Great American Beer Festivals, this dog is flyin’ high indeed! You could say they won “Best in Show”. OK, OK, the newsletter is almost over… so the dog puns will cease very soon… This beer sets the standard in the Amber Lager category, yet it’s still an unpretentious brew. Expect malty sweetness on the nose and in the flavor, balanced by a well-rounded citrus hop finish in this very easy-drinking beer Not exactly a holiday dish, but try this beer with some nachos made with shredded BBQ pork, plenty of BBQ sauce, melted Monterey pepper jack cheese, and the usual fixings. And while you’re making it, boldly sing “Who Let the Dogs Out! Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof!”
The Flying Dog Brewpub has been irreverently serving its own unique style of handcrafted ales in downtown Aspen, Colorado since 1990. One of Murl’s favorite breweries, these hounds know how to brew great beer, with tons of attitude and an unabashed spirit of rebellion. Founders George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre have found inspiration in the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and gonzo artist Ralph Steadman (who still provides the artwork for all of their beer labels). The brewery staff have shared many a pint with both of these unique personalities, and Mr. Thompson was quite a fan of the brewery. Considering his famous line “good people drink good beer,” he clearly thought highly of these brew dogs. Flying Dog has gained nationwide success by combining bold, uncompromising craft beers with branding that captures the irreverent spirit of today’s beer drinker. Let’s face it, we’re all mavericks in a certain sense, going to great lengths to procure the fine microbrews we crave in a world of macro-brewed swill. We at the club believe that all craft beer fans have a bit of the dogged side in us. We’re happy to see these old dogs doing well as they ship over 500,000 cases per year these days. Now that’s something to bark about! Our sophisticated panel of beer hounds selected two purebreds that we know you'll howl at the moon over. What are you waiting for? Release the hounds! For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (303)-292-5027 or check out their web site at
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