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CBoTB: Flying Dog – The History & Snake Dog

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, I am unable to visit breweries.  Subsequently, we are repeating Craft Beer on The Bay blogs and podcasts from the last six years.  This is Craft Beer on The Bay featuring Flying Dog Brewing from July 1, 2016.

Maryland’s outstanding craft beer culture is the direct result of so many passionate and creative people in the craft beer industry and, as consumers, our love for craft beer!  Last week, I had the chance to spend time at Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick and sat down with  Ben Savage, the Chief Marketing Officer, and Ben Clark, Flying Dog’s Brewmaster.  During my visit, we talked about the formation of the brewery and sampled a few craft beers.

Ben Savage, the CMO, joined Flying Dog in 2010 as Flying Dog was looking at new ways to expand and enhance their profile as a brewery.  After getting his degree as a film and marketing major, Ben worked for some Washington D.C. advertising agencies before the Flying Dog opportunity came along.  Ben was a natural fit as a Maryland native, born and raised in Ellicott City, and someone who has always had a love for craft beer. 

I asked Ben Savage about the Flying Dog story.

(Ben Savage talks)

Then we opened a bottle of Snake Dog IPA and Brewmaster Ben Clark described what has become one of their flagship beers.

(Ben Clark talks)

Next week, I’ll share Ben Clark’s path to his Brewmaster position at Flying Dog and hear Ben talk about another one of the beers he brews.  Between now and then, have a few Snake Dog IPA’s!



The Craft Beer Guy


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