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June 16, 2011

Flying Dog Ales officially re-starts Frederick brewery tours

Flying Dog Ales will again allow visitors to tour its Frederick brewery starting July 1, the company said today.

It will be the fourth Maryland brewery to hold public tours, after Heavy Seas, DuClaw, and on the smaller side of things, Brewer's Art.

Brewery tours are commonplace in Delaware, which has a website dedicated to its wine and ale trail.

Though Flying Dog had been holding private tours since last Fall, the public tours have been suspended for over a year and a half.

The company originally ended the tours over a Maryland sampling law that many brewers disliked and lobbied to change.

That law was eventually amended by Governor Martin O'Malley and will go into effect on July 1. The new law allows brewery visitors to purchase up to 288 ounces of beer to go, a statement from Flying Dog said. 

Tours at Flying Dog will be offered Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. along with two sessions on Saturday.

The brewery will start taking reservations by phone on June 16.

Photo: Flying Dog's Frederick brewery, via The Lagerheads' Facebook.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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