Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass, Chalice or Mug (clear)
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Crystal
Hops: Warrior, Columbus, Golding
We’re not sure what caused the snake dog creature on the label to look the way it does, but we suspect that a dog and snake simultaneously came into contact with a massive hops cache and, like the superpower-forming radioactive rays present in old comic books, a transformation ensued. The superpowers held by this hop hero are from the massive lupulin content (them’s the hops oils). Expect huge, perfumy and floral piney and woody hop resin notes with a detectable malt backbone. Look for major bitterness in the flavor and finish, with a distinctly perfumy feel in the nose, which is enhanced by a note of alcohol that hits the palate and warms the belly. Holds up well with a spicy meal.
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 www.flyingdogales.com.
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