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.