Flying Dog represented with a display of fresh hops, stickers and lots of great beer – at the Mashout Festival this weekend (see my previous post for an explanation of Mashout). They had two delicious brews on tap, “Raging Bitch” and ” Gonzo”.
The “Raging Bitch” is a Belgian Style IPA which has great body and a lot of hops! I loved the malty Belgian taste that this beer had and the hoppiness to make this a well balanced beer. I do believe I filled my glass up a couple of times. The name, in my opinion, is pretty funny – but I do know they’ve received some grief about it; come on people – it’s beer – have one and lighten up!
The “Gonzo” is an Imperial Porter and full of rich roasted malt. Think strong coffee, with alcohol! There is a bit more hops in this Porter than in others I’ve tried – but from trying their other beers, I think Flying Dog just loves the hops!
I’m impressed that Flying Dog donated some of its beers and merchandise to this Maryland event. While it’s an event of homebrewers – most craft breweries were started by homebrewers!