Home Beer Flying Dog goes to the country with Farmworks Brewery expansion

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]draftmag.com.


Why a Miller Lite Was the Best Beer I’ve Ever Had

I’ve worked in craft beer for nearly five years now. I’ve had the fortune to try some truly amazing brews: Pliny the Elder, Heady Topper, Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout. Supplication? I’ve got one in my mini-fridge. The reason I’m telling you this is because I want to frame my statements here properly. I’ve had good beer, trust me. The best beer I’ve ever had, though, was a Miller Lite.

CATEGORIES: Beer   Feature   MIDWEST   Midwest Feature  


Allagash Farm to Face

A few years ago a friend of mine sent a text saying they had just tried the best beer ever, a sour ale brewed with peaches called Farm To Face from Allagash Brewing Company. I get beer recommendations all the time, but it is rare that they come with a “favorite beer ever” label, so I made a substantial effort to find a bottle. Unfortunately I came up empty, a limited amount of the beer has

CATEGORIES: Beer   Feature   NORTHEAST   Northeast Breweries  

One Comment

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

202 queries in 2.365 seconds.