Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Things are "brewing" up in Frederick County, MD

Frederick County, MD-June 13, 2011 - With a continued emphasis on business retention and outreach, Frederick County Commissioner Paul Smith joined representatives from the Office of Economic Development, the Business Development Advisory Council, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and other partner agencies to meet with representatives from Flying Dog Brewery.

Representatives from Flying Dog were Erin Biles, Public Relations Manager and Heather Benton, Sales Manager. Attendees were given a tour of the state-of-the-art facility and learned what it takes to manufacture their award-winning craft beers.

Flying Dog Ales originally started as a brewpub in Aspen, Colorado in 1990 and later opened a 50 barrel brewery in Denver, Colorado. In 2006, Flying Dog purchased a second brewery – located at 4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD. Now, all the production is being held at the Frederick facility. They currently produce 26 different craft beers including limited editions and seasonal brews. They are producing 700,000 barrels of beer a year and employ 60 people.

For more information on Flying Dog Brewery, visit their website at

Pictured Left to Right: Mike Kidder, BDAC; Drex Ryberg, BDAC; Frederick County Commissioner Paul Smith; Erin Biles, Flying Dog Brewery; Kathleen Shino, BDAC; John Fieseler, Tourism Council of Frederick County; Patrick Barnes, DBED and Gary Ventry, DBED