Flying Dog Brewery tours: Tasty and educational

June 15, 2012

Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso leads a tour group through the brewery’s fermentation room while brewery representative Tommy Hunter pours samples of unfinished beer for the crowd to taste.(Photo by Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

This week’s Try This column is about tours at Flying Dog, which are offered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Reservations are required, and weekend tours fill up well in advance.) It’s one of the best deals around: At the end of a tour, not only will you know more about how beer is brewed, but you get to try samples of any five Flying Dog beers in the taproom.

Jim Caruso explains the brewing process on a February tour of Flying Dog’s Frederick brewery. (Photo by Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

Customers fill Flying Dog’s taproom, which is only open to people who have taken a brewery tour. (Photo by Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

The $5 charge for a brewery tour includes six-ounce samples of any five Flying Dog beers. (Photo by Mark Gail/The Washington Post)
Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.
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