The Sipping Point Radio – 10/27: Flying Dog Brewery

The Sipping Point Radio – 10/27: Flying Dog Brewery


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Sips of the Week

Flying Dog’s Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, Frederick, MD $10.99 6pack

Brewmaster’s Notes: Pearl Necklace is brewed with local Rappahannock River Oysters and is the perfect complement to everyone’s favorite aphrodisiac – whether they are grilled, fried, stuffed, or raw.

Flying Dog’s Underdog Atlantic Lager, Frederick, MD $9.99 6pack

Brewmaster’s Notes: UnderDog is light and refreshing with crisp hop character and pairs best with foods like simple salads, Provolone and Monterey Jack cheeses, seafood, and light proteins.

Featured Guest

Matt Brophy, Brewmaster at Flying Dog Brewery, joined us to talk about some of his fab brews and the upcoming Shuckfest on 11/5 at Woodberry Kitchen. As a junior in high school, Matt Brophy found his calling: beer. But not in the way you think. He brewed his first batch of beer at age 17. From that point on, he never looked back.  In 1996, in his home state of New Jersey, Brophy was an assistant brewer at Flying Fish Brewing Company. Less than a year later, he attended brewing school at the prestigious Siebel Institute in Chicago. Upon graduation, he moved to Denver, Colorado to work at Great Divide and quickly became head brewer. From Great Divide came Flying Dog, where Matt became head brewer in 2003 – moving just a few blocks down the street in Denver and later across the country to Flying Dog’s state-of-the-art facility in Frederick, Maryland.

Wine Sandwich

Lucy Saunders is the author of The Best of American Beer and Food and editor of She thinks of beer as food and has championed the presence of craft beer at the American table for over 20 years. She now lectures and conducts tasting classes at cooking schools, retailers and non-profit groups, including the Smithsonian. She has worked with the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the Fancy Food Shows, the American Culinary Federation, and other food trade groups to conduct beer and food pairings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Upcoming Events

10/31 Wells Big Buy One Get One Sale begins check them out at

11/5 4-10 PM  Purple Ladies reschedule

11/5 Shuckfest 4:30-8:30pm call Woodberry Kitchen 410-464-8000

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