Flying Dog Brewing Company - Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Flying Dog Brewing Company - Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

4.90%

Flying Dog Brewing Company - Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.90%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 35
  • Serving Temperature: 50-55° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass
  • Malts: 2-Row, Crystal
  • Hops: Northern Brewer, Cascade
Doggie Style… wow. The guys at Flying Dog certainly have not been neutered if you get what we mean… They're not afraid to bark for your attention, that's for sure. Pale? Nope. No matter, it's damned tasty. This style is typically best served around 40-45 degrees, but this puppy really gets frolicking around 50+ degrees. The nose is full of peppery hops, orange notes, sweet caramel and a touch of roastiness. Expect a big floral bitterness up front on the palate, which quickly relents, allowing fresh grains, biscuit and toffee flavors to pique. Rounds out with some more bitterness and a rosewater-like note in the finish. Packed with flavor, and at only 4.9% ABV, it's quite sessionable, yet the aggressive dry-hopping really pulls the alcohol to the forefront, giving this beer an added, non-neutered kick-in-the-pants sort of presence. Pair with 2-3 more, as irreverently as possible. 'Bone' Appetit!
Flying Dog has gained nationwide success since the brand was founded in 1990. By combining bold, uncompromising craft beers with branding that captures the irreverent spirit of today's beer drinker, they've created quite a few canine-inspired "characters" in the beer world. Not surprising, considering what an interesting character founder George Stranahan is. The heir to a multi-million-dollar fortune from the Champion Spark Plug company, he was never content to simply live the trust-fund life. Early on he rejected authority and the stuffy, elitist attitude of the wealthy, opting to pursue a PhD in Physics. In 1959 he proposed what has become the Aspen Center for Physics. Since then, he's been a cattle rancher, pal of Hunter S. Thompson, whiskey distiller, barkeep & cook, trusted publican, brewery owner and investor. Clearly, a can-do spirit like his has much to do with the success of Flying Dog, including their recent expansion east, where they purchased the Wild Goose Brewery in Frederick, Maryland to serve as an east coast brewing center for their growing brand. Yes, this dog truly is flying, all around the country—and into Europe! Flying Dog's beers are now available in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Italy, UK and Holland with more to come. As they say, in their forever-irreverent style, "we are taking this bitch international!" 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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