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Review of Agave Cerveza from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 7/1/2014, 9 ratings
Sometimes it's not the beer fan that finds the perfect beer, but the perfect beer finds the beer fan. Such was the case when I came across the Agave Cerveza, part of Flying Dog's always delectable Brewhouse Rarities series. Why was this the perfect b...  more »
 

Review of Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 5/21/2014, 8 ratings
Ah summer, that enchanting time of year when the giant ball of fire in the sky bakes your tender skin to a crisp. Did I say enchanting? I meant exhausting, especially for those like myself who live in sun-drenched bowls of unbearable humidity. Beer p...  more »
 

Review of Easy IPA from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 4/29/2014, 9 ratings
In the craft beer world, good ideas spread like wild fire. For many years now, big IPAs and barrel-aged beers have been the brain teasers of choice. But today it seems that beer geeks are growing a little weary of punishing their palates with every p...  more »
 

Review of Mint Chocolate Stout from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 4/16/2014, 9 ratings
Sometimes a concept is so obvious that it pains you not to have thought of it first. Two flavors that enjoy a harmonious marriage in the beer world are chocolate and stouts. Darkly roasted malts can easily impart notes of chocolate all by themselves,...  more »
 

Review of Secret Stash Harvest Ale from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 11/19/2013, 10 ratings
Follow the craft beer movement for long enough and you will start to notice amusing idiosyncrasies. It takes both time and attention to notice them, but once you do, you cannot help but smile. One of the most enduring aspects of good beer is that it...  more »
 

Review of The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 8/19/2013, 10 ratings
Albert Einstein once said that ''anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.'' This is what popped into mind when I tried The Truth Imperial IPA, Flying Dog's latest year-round brew. This beer owes...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - El Dorado from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 6/17/2013, 11 ratings
As I have said many times here at BrewChief, if you ever want to understand what hops bring to the beer table, then explore a single hop series of beers. The concept is simple: brew a series of beers with all the same ingredients, save one. I'll give...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - Citra from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 4/27/2013, 10 ratings
If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times. If you truly want to understand what hops bring to the beer table, then explore a single hop series of beers. The concept is simple: a brewery will craft a beer (usually an Imperial IPA) using only...  more »
 

Review of Lucky SOB from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 3/14/2013, 9 ratings
It's that time of year again when everybody gathers to celebrate Irish culture. Of course I am talking about St. Patrick's Day. For many people, this means drinking until your liver starts waving the white flag of surrender. But for fans of better be...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - Centennial from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 1/16/2013, 8 ratings
Ah yes, the single hop Imperial IPA, one of the best educational tools in all of craft beer. If you ever want to study what different hop varieties bring to the table, then line up a bunch of single hop IPAs and get to work. Many breweries have caugh...  more »
 

Review of St. EADman Belgian Dark Ale from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 1/14/2013, 7 ratings
When it comes to big bold Belgian beers, stateside breweries rarely enter the conversation. These beers conjure images of monks, monasteries, snifters and goblets. Belgian Strong Ales are often considered the true beasts of the brewing world. They ar...  more »
 

Review of K-9 Cruiser from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Good)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 12/17/2012, 7 ratings
Ah winter, that most glorious of seasons when craft brewers bestow upon us their bounty of bold strong brews. Winter Warmers in particular are always interesting experiences. There is rarely any rhyme of reason to them, just a free for all of malty s...  more »
 

Review of Secret Stash Harvest Ale from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 11/19/2012, 7 ratings
One of the most appealing aspects of craft beer is an ever changing landscape. Nowhere is this concept more visualized than with seasonal beers. Recipes will be tweaked based on the lessons learned of previous seasons. Ingredients will change based o...  more »
 

Review of International Arms Race from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 10/16/2012, 7 ratings
Don't let anyone ever tell you that the craft beer world isn't exciting. Let me tell you a story. Two breweries, Flying Dog out of the US and BrewDog out of Scotland, decided to go head to head in an international arms race. The challenge: create an...  more »
 

Review of Road Dog from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 10/15/2012, 7 ratings
Good beer, no shit. That's the motto stamped on the bottle of Flying Dog's Road Dog Porter. Seriously, who could resist giving this beer a try with an assertion like that? Apparently the Colorado state liquor board tried to ban the brewery from selli...  more »
 

Review of Tire Bite Golden Ale from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Decent)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 9/27/2012, 6 ratings
''Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.'' This line from the infinitely quotable Princess Bride is just another way of saying ''know your strengths''. This is what went through my mind when I sat down with Flying Dog's Tire Bite G...  more »
 

Review of Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 9/12/2012, 6 ratings
If I were to mention the name ''Flying Dog Brewing Company'', I'm sure a few thoughts and words would instantly pop into your mind. Words like ''edgy'' and ''aggressive'' are what first come to mind, while ''boundary pushing'' and ''stylistic freedo...  more »
 

Review of Doggie Style Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 8/12/2012, 6 ratings
As you get to know certain breweries, you begin to apply adjectives to their style of brewing. This is especially true of consistent breweries who put a personal stamp on every beer they produce. Flying Dog is one such brewery and the adjective I wou...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - Chinook from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 7/31/2012, 6 ratings
In a craft brew world obsessed with bigger and badder (not necessarily better), it's always nice to get back to basics. It's strange to call an Imperial IPA ''basic'', but in this case it applies. Few breweries have the courage to tackle a single hop...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - Chinook from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 7/20/2012, 6 ratings
A while back I wrote about the brilliance of Flying Dog Brewery and their Single Hop Imperial IPA series of beers. While others in the craft beer world seem obsessed with the notion that all IPAs should have almost every single type of hops known to...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - El Dorado from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 6/17/2012, 6 ratings
When the IPA first started to regain momentum in the craft brew world, it was seen as little more than an extra hoppy beer. Fast forward to today where breweries have decided to take hopped-up complexity to near absurd levels. It seems almost commonp...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - El Dorado from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 6/2/2012, 6 ratings
One of the more interesting aspects of the better beer world is that sometimes it provides us with a study beer. By this, I mean a beer that really allows you to study one or more specific qualities of a certain style or ingredient without a lot of o...  more »
 

Review of Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 5/30/2012, 6 ratings
Beer brewed with oysters. Muse on that concept for a few moments. By the time I finish this sentence, you should have squinty eyes and a frowny face. This also was my reaction when I came across the Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog. After...  more »
 

Review of Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 5/26/2012, 7 ratings
Being members of the better beer world allows you and I to proudly present ourselves as a bit different. We tend to prefer quality in our beers as opposed to quantity. It seems we like flavor over, well, a lack thereof. At any given time, we are m...  more »
 

Review of Road Dog from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 4/21/2012, 7 ratings
In the world of better beer, nothing is more important than your own personal palate. You can sit and read reviews for days and days in search of a beer that is right up your alley, settle on one, seek it out and find it, and then get it home and be...  more »
 

Review of UnderDog from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 4/10/2012, 6 ratings
Here at BrewChief.com, one of the most criticized styles of beer is the lager. Now, it’s not that we hate the lager style itself or anything like that. Our problem comes from the complete bastardization of the style by the big boy brewers to the po...  more »
 

Review of Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 2/11/2012, 6 ratings
If you are a lover of craft beers like me, when you hear that one of your favorite breweries has introduced a new addition to their year round lineup, it is easy to get excited. From the first days of my better beer journey, Flying Dog Brewing Compa...  more »
 

Review of Kujo from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 1/9/2012, 6 ratings
While there are many craft breweries out there that do a great job at making some very delicious beers, there are far fewer that are willing to take a lot, if any stylistic chances on the beers they make. And among those few who actually do fall int...  more »
 

Review of Secret Stash Harvest Ale from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 11/8/2011, 5 ratings
Leave it to Flying Dog to continually push the limits of beer styles. I recently tried their Secret Stash Harvest Ale from the Wild Dog series. Secret Stash is a saison interpretation that really explores the style boundaries. Course, this is why bre...  more »
 

Review of Dogtoberfest from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 11/5/2011, 5 ratings
Now that November is upon us, I know that many of you think that it is time to start moving towards those tasty porters, stouts, and winter warmers for your drinking pleasures. And while I am never one to pass up any reason to get my hands on a good...  more »
 

Review of Dogtoberfest from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 10/29/2011, 5 ratings
As the Oktoberfest season continues, I keep scanning the beer store for new versions I have yet to try. I recently got my hands on Flying Dog's interpretation, the Dogtoberfest. I always love to see what Flying Dog has to say about a style because I...  more »
 

Review of The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 10/21/2011, 5 ratings
For the most part, beer styles are pretty straight forward. Each style has its core traits and accepted variations. Good beers strongly represent those traits. Bad beers don't. But then there are styles like the spice/herb/vegetable beer. It's a no-h...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - Centennial from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 9/10/2011, 2 ratings
Imperial IPAs are one of those special breeds of beer that demand your attention from beginning to end. Much like a high end sports car on the Autobahn after a good rain, the minute you lose focus with one is the minute your experience with it can b...  more »
 

Review of Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Good)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 9/5/2011, 3 ratings
The battle between porters and stouts started a long time ago in a brewery far, far away. For quite some time, the two styles fought tooth and nail for the crown of tastiest darker brew. Stouts took the more aggressive roasted stance while porters to...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - Centennial from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 8/22/2011, 4 ratings
I always get really excited when it's time to try a new Flying Dog creation. This brewery is well known for their unique style of big beers and is one of the very few ''strength'' breweries that can appeal to a broader consumer base. Their beers are...  more »
 

Review of Table For Two from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Good)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 7/31/2011, 2 ratings
Homage. By definition homage is a public show of respect or honor towards someone or something. Sometimes we forget that no matter what we do in life, there have been others before us that have paved the way. With beer it is no different. Almost...  more »
 

Review of Horn Dog from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 7/26/2011, 3 ratings
When selecting adjectives to describe the barleywine style of beer, words like ''powerful'' and ''tenacious'' come to mind. These are big beers. Really, really big beers. There is not a single barleywine on the planet that can be tamed by a novice. T...  more »
 

Review of Table For Two from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Decent)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 7/11/2011, 2 ratings
Going into this review, I had absolutely no idea what a Table Beer was. And like with any brew enthusiast, that meant research time. I scoured the web for info, but oddly enough there was little to be found. The only decent definition I could find wa...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - Simcoe from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 6/26/2011, 2 ratings
In the world of Imperial IPAs, there are two distinct camps. Those who do it right, and those who fail miserably. It's as simple as that. There really is no middle ground in this category. Time and time again, I've tried ones that are just WAY to...  more »
 

Review of Double Dog from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 6/17/2011, 4 ratings
The first time I had Flying Dog's Double Dog, I was immediately confused. I was decently versed in the brew world at that point and could pick out all the major characteristics of all the major styles. So when this beer touched my lips for the first...  more »
 

Review of Single Hop Imperial IPA - Simcoe from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Great)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 6/9/2011, 2 ratings
It's no secret that Imperial IPAs tend to be aggressive. Some will merely cause your face to pucker while others will send you into uncontrollable convulsions. This is the chosen path of the hop head. Big hops. Big bitter. Big flavor. Every beer is a...  more »
 

Review of Raging Bitch from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Delicious)
Posted by Chops (loved) on 5/10/2011, 3 ratings
Raging Bitch, a Belgian-style IPA. This beer shouldn't work. It's a contradiction. It's the kind of beer you look at and immediately tilt your head sideways like a confused dog. Course, it is a Flying Dog beer, so maybe that's what they were going fo...  more »
 

Review of Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewing Co.  (Good)
Posted by Brew's Your Daddy (loved) on 4/8/2011, 2 ratings
Well, in line with my plans for the evening, Im sticking with the darker side of beers. The next beer up, Flying Dogs Gonzo Imperial Porter. Grabbed these from the store today with no high hopes other than lots of flavor. Ill be honest and say tha...  more »
 
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