Flying Dog Brewery

Washington DC

While technically an hour away from Baltimore, a road trip is so worth it to visit this off-the-wall brewery. Known for its edgy beer names and label art drawn by Hunter S. Thompson illustrator Ralph Steadman, Flying Dog moved from Colorado to Maryland in 1994 and we’ve been thankful ever since. Not only does the brewery hosts hourly tours and happy hour in the tasting room, but there are also full-fledged concerts with food trucks on its lawn. Don’t be afraid to experiment because Flying Dog produces everything from Old Bay beer to an oyster stout to a blood orange ale. Also for the beer super-nerd, the brewery just started Flying Dog University, which offers classes that cover everything from beer-making basics and beer/food pairings to a beer geek tour -- an extensive, two-hour look into all aspects of production.

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