FREDERICK, MD — After zero hours of negotiation, hearty handshakes, and minimal amounts of rabble, Flying Dog Brewery has agreed to supply Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley with a case of beer after each game remaining in the 2012 season.
The agreement stemmed from Cooley’s negotiations with the Redskins when he was resigned by the team in late October. Cooley asked that receiving a case of beer after each game be written into his contract, but the team ultimately denied his wish.
“It was heartbreaking to hear that this stellar athlete was denied the opportunity to have a beer at the end of each hard-fought game,” Flying Dog VP of Marketing Ben Savage said. “In the name of Cooley’s wish and in support of athletes in need, we knew we needed to step in.”
For the remaining six games of the regular season, Flying Dog will provide Cooley with a case of Shock and Awe variety packs, which includes Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA, UnderDog Atlantic Lager, Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, and Snake Dog IPA.
“At the end of the day, we don’t think anyone should be deprived of great beer,” Savage said. “We heard Cooley’s cry for help and we were happy to step in.”
About Flying Dog Brewery:
“Good Beer, No Shit.” Located in Frederick, MD, Flying Dog is Maryland’s largest brewery. As its tagline proclaims, Flying Dog is committed to producing world-class craft beer and continues to push the envelope with experimental and limited-edition releases. Recent accolades include Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale ranked as the #1 American Pale Ale in the U.S. by The New York Times and Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA named one of the best new beers in 2010 by multiple sources. For more information, please visit www.flyingdogbrewery.com.