FREDERICK, Md. — What could be better than having beer with your cookies this holiday season? We say NOTHING! That’s why Flying Dog, Maryland’s largest brewery, is teaming up for the second year in a row with Baltimore-based Otterbein’s Bakery on four new cookie-inspired craft beers that will be released in a limited edition holiday 12-pack.
The Flying Dog Holiday Collection will include:
- Fig & Fennel Stout, to pair with Otterbein’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Citrus Saison, to pair with Otterbein’s Sugar Cookies
- Cranberry IPA, to pair with Otterbein’s Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Belgian Style Pale Ale, to pair with Otterbein’s Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies
“The success of last year’s partnership with Otterbein’s generations of bakers inspired us to develop four new beers for this year’s Collection,” Flying Dog Brewmaster Matt Brophy said. “To pair our brewing creativity with Otterbein’s recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation is pretty unique.”
Otterbein’s Bakery was also inspired by the collaboration and is releasing the first new cookie in decades with The Holiday Collection: An orange white chocolate chip cookie that will be available exclusively in the bakery’s own Holiday Collection package of all four pairing cookies.
The four beers, alongside their cookie counterparts, will premiere on tap in the Flying Dog taproom on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Tickets for the beer and cookie pairing are $25 and available through Flying Dog’s website.
From there, The Holiday Collection – alongside each cookie in select stores – will be available on shelves and on draft from the beginning of November through the end of December in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.
About Flying Dog Brewery:
As one of the fastest-growing regional craft breweries in the mid-Atlantic, Flying Dog has been brewing world-class beer that pushes the confines of traditional styles for almost 25 years. Flying Dog attracts everyone from craft beer connoisseurs to those just catching the wave with up to 20 styles available at any given time and its Gonzo ties to writer Hunter S. Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman. Named the Mid-Size Craft Brewery of the Year at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival (the highest honor for its size in the United States), recent accolades for Flying Dog include its Pale Ale ranked as the #1 American Pale Ale in the U.S. by The New York Times. For more information, please visit www.flyingdogbrewery.com.