Flying Dog 12oz
Myth and Legend The Flying Dog Legend begins in 1983 and like every good legend there are several versions of this tale. The villains of the peace in this story are two non-conformist, 'not likely to take it lying down' ranchers named George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre. As George tells it, he and 11 of his closest friends and family decided to embark on what they called an “amateur mountaineering expedition” to climb K2 in the Himalayas. Under-qualified and unprepared, they started their journey with a Sherpa a donkey and a suitcase full of contraband. Naturally, half way through the trip the contraband was gone and the Sherpa and donkey had run off leaving George and his group to fend for themselves. Luckily, everyone managed to make it off the mountain alive and with a new outlook on life. Like any good beer drinker would at the end of an experience like that, George and his group found a local Pakistani hotel bar in the to have a drink in. Now, alcohol is banned in most Muslim nations but if you sign an affidavit stating you are the son of a Christian, it’s like a license to drink. George gladly signed away and got down to some serious drinking. That’s about the time he noticed a painting in the Flashman Hotel of a Flying Dog hanging on the wall that had been drawn by a local artist. Now, we all know dogs don’t fly, but nobody told this particular dog it couldn’t fly just like no one had told George and his friends they couldn’t make this journey. The Flying Dog became a symbol George and his group used to describe what had happened to them with the mantra, “it is amazing what you can achieve if nobody tells you, you can't. The Brew Pub Now, whether you believe this weird story or not, is up to you - but what we do know is in 1990 George and Richard opened the Flying Dog Brewpub in Aspen, Colorado. The venture was an immediate success and people came from far and wide to kick back with a Flying Dog brew and soak up the bohemian atmosphere. Things Get Weirder... A few years later George and Richard met up with Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman in the Woody Creek Tavern and things got a whole lot weirder… As Dr. Gonzo once stated though, "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro," so today we ship over 500,000 cases a year across the U.S from our state-of-the-art facility in Fredrick, MD. The Maryland Brewery utilizes cutting-edge technologies to aid in water conservation and to ensure the same great drinking experience time after time.