FREDERICK, MD — Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland has teamed up with The Brewers Art Brewery and Restaurant in Baltimore for Table for Two — a beer that is being billed as “A Maryland Collaboration for the Ages.”
The two breweries started working closely on a recipe in March, and landed on a beer that pays homage to the traditional table beers that have existed in Belgium for centuries. Table for Two will be a variation on the old world style with unique added ingredients like honey.
Two of the more popular craft breweries in the area, both The Brewers Art and Flying Dog jumped at the chance to work together. Both breweries try to push the boundaries of craft beer and share a similar sense of irreverence for traditional brewing styles and guidelines.
“We look to do collaborations in instances where it’s clear we will grow and learn from the partnership,” Flying Dog Brewmaster and COO Matt Brophy said. “We have always had great admiration for The Brewers Art and their beers. It was clear that working closely with them gave us opportunity to try some new things and break the rules as well — which we always enjoy doing. It just added to it that we are both local, Maryland breweries.”
The Brewers Art has been around for nearly 15 year and Flying Dog is celebrating its 21st year in 2011, but neither has had the opportunity to craft a beer together.
Steve Frazier, Head Brewer at The Brewers Art said, “We had a great time working with the Flying Dog team. We were all pretty much on the same page from the beginning about what we wanted to do and the whole project worked seamlessly from top to bottom. Not only was it a fun learning experience, but we ended up with a bunch of new friends.”
Table for Two will be available at the beginning of July in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft, in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia.