Gambrill State Park is part of the Catoctin mountain range and offers a historic overlook that is home to Flying Dog’s annual Brewhouse Rarities pitch session.
Every July, the entire brewery gathers and teams of employees — from production to accounting to sales and marketing — pitch their ideas for the next year’s lineup.
“Pitches range from unearthing ancient beer styles to experimenting with new and innovative ingredients,” Flying Dog Brewmaster Matt Brophy said. “It’s always incredibly inspiring to hear our entire brewery’s collective creativity.”
Brophy and his team of brewers evaluate each pitch and choose the next year’s releases. 2014 has now been decided and includes:
Mango Habanero IPA
Mint Chocolate Stout
Lemongrass Rice Ale
Hoppy American Wheat
Starting January 1, Flying Dog will release a new beer every six weeks exclusively in mid-Atlantic markets. All releases will be on draft only with the exception of the Mint Chocolate Stout, Agave Lager, Hoppy American Wheat, and Dopplebock. Those will be on draft and in 6-packs.