Flying Dog 2008 Beer Lineup, Plus New Canis Major Style Brew

Flying Dog BeersThe upcoming year, 2008, seems to be a big time for New Years Resolutions and new beginnings. Some people begin the new year pretending their going to start a new diet (again) or get that “new job” they’ll never apply for while others actually spring into action with real results.

This spring we’ll see a new seasonal beverage from the folks at Flying Dog Brewery known as Biere de Garde. Who needs to start a new diet they will not stick to when they can have a new seasonal beer with a hazy, unfiltered, deep golden appearance like Biere de Garde. Seafood and salads are great ways to start a new diet and they also pair well with Biere de Garde so maybe you can kill two birds with one stone and get your new year off on the right foot with the right beer and a great diet.

If that’s not enough, their new Canis Major Style, “Cerberus” Tripel, arrives as a Belgian Ale with a slight haze and a mousse-like head to top it off. Cerberus pairs well with Turkey, another healthy protein rich diet food so you can continue your new years resolution well past Thanksgiving of 2008. Don’t stop there, Flying Dog seems to have the pulse of the micro brew industry with many great styles and flavors, none of which I can say I disliked. A full list of their Canis Major Series includes: Gonzo Imperial Porter, Horn Dog Barley Wine, Double Dog Double Pale Ale and the new Cerberus Tripel.

Here is their full press release:

Denver, CO – December 27, 2007 – Flying Dog Brewery has new show-stopping styles and packages for 2008. The brewery continues its tradition of offering award-winning beers in 2008 with the release of a Biere de Garde as their new spring seasonal and a Tripel as the fourth member of its Canis Major Series of high gravity beers.
“Garde Dog” Biere de Garde is unfiltered with a hazy, deep golden to light copper appearance. Brewed with domestically grown French Hops and German Pilsner Malts, it gives craft beer drinkers a very enjoyable, light-bodied, subtlety sweet beer with toasty malt undertones. Garde Dog is the perfect complement to lighter fare such as seafood, salads, cheese and Middle Eastern and Indian foods.
“Cerberus” Tripel is a bottle-conditioned strong Belgian Ale with slightly hazy appearance and mousse-like head. Brewing with Golding and Saaz hops and Pilsner and Aromatic malts yields a medium body and champagne-like carbonation. Cerberus pairs perfectly with turkey and other poultry, creamy cheeses, fruit pastries, desserts and crème brulee.
Flying Dog will also be launching two new and unique packages to their Canis Major Series in 2008. The first is a Mixed four-pack featuring one 12oz. bottle of each Canis Major style. The second is a Mixed eight-pack of 7oz. bottles, which will include two offerings of each Canis Major style. The Canis Major Series includes Gonzo Imperial Porter, Horn Dog Barley Wine, Double Dog Double Pale Ale and the new Cerberus Tripel.

Serving high-quality craft beer for more than 15 years, Flying Dog Brewery’s award-winning “litter of ales” is now available in 45 states. Flying Dog’s core value of “purposeful, provocative and irreverence” flows through the veins of the brewery’s founding owners, George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre. George and Richard ‘s friends have included “Gonzo Journalist” Hunter S. Thompson, who coined the brand’s tagline “Good People Drink Good Beer” and “Gonzo Artist” Ralph Steadman, who illustrates the brand’s packaging. For more information, log on to www.FlyingDogAles.com.


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