Flying Dog is flying out of Colorado

by Beer

Flying Dog Brewery in Colorado is flying out of the state.  Starting next month, the Colorado brewer will be a Maryland brewer.  They are moving their production to the former Wild Goose Brewery in Frederick, Maryland, which Flying Dog acquired in 2006 for $1.4 million USD.


Flying Dog is moving to Maryland

The brewer says that they needed to move to Maryland to make their business more efficient.  Rises in hops and malts prices are requiring the company to look for areas to save money in their production costs.  According to, the cost of living in Maryland is lower than it is in Denver.

The move to Maryland will relocate about 10 production jobs.  Accounting, marketing, and sales positions will remain in Colorado.  About 70% of the brewery’s production is already in Frederick, Maryland.

The company plans to brew 50,000 barrels of beer this year, a 20% increase over last year.

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DJ Spiess

DJ Spiess

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I live in Denver, Colorado. This blog is everything about beer, wine, cider, mead and other spirits.
I am a avid homebrewer and winemaker. I’ve been making my own beer and wine for many years. I started making beer when I was in college (mostly because the drinking age in the United States is 21). My first few beers were horrible. The beers are much better now, and I often supply my neighborhood with free beer! It is a great hobby!