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Flying Dog goes to the country with Farmworks Brewery expansion

The farm-side experimental brewery plans to open in summer 2015.


Did every brewery have a coolship on its Christmas list this year? Beachwood Brewing isn’t the only one to have an experimental sour project on deck for 2015–Flying Dog recently announced plans for Farmworks Brewery, a five-acre, 15-barrel brewhouse, cellar, barrel room and sour beer facility in Lucketts, Va.

Located on Shadow Farm about 17 miles from Flying Dog’s brewery in Frederick, Farmworks will be a distinct facility from Flying Dog focused on experimentation and innovation. Its proximity to Shadow Farm, home to Lucketts Mill Hopworks, means we can expect plenty of wild fermentation and local ingredients. Nearby Luckets Mill is a 10,000-sq.-ft. space that not only grows its own Virginia hops but also is able to process hops from nearby farmers.

When it opens in summer 2015, Flying Dog’s Farmworks will be the latest one-off experimental/sour concept (thankfully without ‘-atorium’ in its name). It joins Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium, Modern Times’ Fermentorium, Beachwood Blendery, The Bruery’s Terreux and Cory King’s (Perennial) Side Project.


Kate Bernot is DRAFT’s beer editor. Reach her at kate.bernot[at]

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