Giving homebrewers a chance to brew Flying Dog beers at home, Maryland’s largest brewery is launching Stove Toppers — a line of clone homebrew kits. Stove Toppers are all-grain kits designed for advanced homebrewers that include the brewery’s exact ingredients and brewmaster’s recipe, all scaled down to a 5-gallon home brewery.
“Like many brewmasters, I started out homebrewing,” Flying Dog Brewmaster Matt Brophy said. “Homebrewers spread the gospel of craft beer through their craft and ours, so I think breweries have a responsibility to foster and inspire the homebrewing community.”
Flying Dog will launch one kit per month in 2013 and each kit will be on sale for that month only. Beginning Friday, Single Hop Imperial IPA with El Dorado will be on sale at the brewery’s gift shop and the Flying Barrel Homebrew Supply Shop, both in Frederick, Maryland.
“The El Dorado hop variety is extremely limited in availability, especially for homebrewers,” Brophy said. “It’s an ideal hop for our series of Single Hop Imperial IPAs because it imparts tropical and stone fruit notes and great bittering without any harshness.”
The Single Hop Imperial IPA with El Dorado Stove Topper is $55 and will be on sale through February 28. The remaining schedule of kits is as follows:
- March: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
- April: Woody Creek Belgian White
- May: Single Hop Imperial IPA with Citra
- June: Snake Dog IPA
- July: Dogtoberfest Marzen
- August: The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale
- September: Single Hop Imperial IPA with Sorachi Ace
- October: Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
- November: Single Hop Imperial IPA with Simcoe
- December: Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter
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.