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Beer and Baseball – A Match Made In Heaven

Announced officially on Wednesday of this week, the
Frederick Cardinals semi-professional baseball team has been renamed the Frederick
Flying Dogs in honor of their new primary sponsor, and newest Frederick company, the Flying Dog Brewery of
Denver, Colorado (
The Flying Dog Brewery is Denver’s largest
brewery and the second-largest craft brewery in the state of Colorado. Their award-winning beers
are available in 40 states, including Maryland.
To read about Flying Dog Brewery’s acquisition of Frederick Brewing Company, check
the article in yesterday’s Frederick
News Post

“We are very appreciative of the Flying Dog Brewery for
their support of our team, said Flying Dogs’ manager, Nick Collingham. “Their willingness to support a self-funded
semi-professional baseball team in their new
city reflects the quality of their organization. We
hope to represent their award-winning brews with winning baseball on the
field. I know our entire team is excited
about the opportunity to represent such a uniquely creative and irreverent
brand of beer.”

Beginning with Wednesday night’s game versus the Carroll County Heat, the
Frederick Flying Dogs unveiled their brand new pro-level uniforms, team logos
and colors.

Frederick-area beer and baseball enthusiasts are encouraged
to come out and support the Frederick Flying Dogs in their quest to win the
Mid-Maryland Semi-Professional Baseball League, part of the National Amateur
Baseball Federation. The Flying Dogs
schedule can be found at

To get your hands on one of the award-winning Flying Dog
beers, including Doggie Style, In-Heat Wheat, Horn Dog, Old Scratch, Road Dog,
Tire Bite and Snake Dog, visit
to find a retailer near you in the Frederick

Flying Dog Swoops Into Frederick

FREDERICK — A Colorado company has bought Frederick Brewing Co. in Wedgewood Business Park for $1.4 million.

Dog Brewery of Denver bought the assets of Snyder International Brewing
Co. in Cleveland, which owned the local brewery off English Muffin Way.

Warner, president of Flying Dog Brewery, said Wednesday that while the
company has been successful in selling its line of beers on the East
Coast, the rising cost of fuel and a lack of capacity at its Denver
site sparked interest in the deal.

"It is a lot cheaper to ship
from there than from Denver to Maryland or Florida or Atlanta," Mr.
Warner said. Flying Dog is sold in 40 states.

The local brewery
is continuing to produce about 25,000 barrels of Wild Goose and Blue
Ridge beers, Mr. Warner said, but he anticipates production with Flying
Dog beers to reach 45,000 to 50,000 a year.

That could take
three to five years to come to fruition, he said, but it also means
more jobs at the brewery. There are now about 20 employees and he
anticipates adding five when Flying Dog production begins in June. By
the end of the three to five year period, "We could see 75 or more
people working there."

Flying Dog’s products include Flying Dog Pale Ale, its top seller; In-Wheat wheat beer; and Old Scratch Lager, an amber lager.

will produce 12-ounce bottles, as well as 5-gallon and 15-gallon kegs,"
Mr. Warner said. "One of the most popular items is a variety 12-pack.
People who like craft beer like variety."

Flying Dog began as a
brew pub in Aspen, Colo., in 1991, Mr. Warner said. In 1994, a joint
venture was launched to create a brewery and in 1999 the owners bought
out the partners. It is a privately owned company. The Denver brewery
has a capacity of 29,000 gallons a year.

Frederick Brewing Co. was launched in 1993 on South Carroll Street and moved to the current site in 1997.

company faced financial challenges since its launch including being
dropped from the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1998 when its stock fell
below $1. The company briefly made nationwide news in 1997 when it
began producing Hempen Ale, made with hemp seed, but that eventually
went out of production.