(Frederick, MD) – The craft beer community is exactly that: A community that takes care of its own. When flooding in late July devastated Ellicott City – a haven for artisans and independent businesses – two Maryland breweries knew they could help.
Flying Dog Brewery and Jailbreak Brewing Company will release Watershed Moment Belgian IPA next week with 100 percent of the profits benefiting flood relief for Ellicott City. The beer will premiere on Friday, September 9 at both Judge’s Bench and The Wine Bin in downtown Ellicott City.
“I was born and raised in Ellicott City, so this obviously hit home for me,” Flying Dog CMO Ben Savage said. “The beauty of craft beer is being able to be creative, nimble and spring to action for incredible projects like this.”
The beer itself is a hybrid of Jailbreak’s Poor Righteous IPA and Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA. The malt bill is from Poor Righteous, the hops are a blend of those used in both beers and the yeast is the El Diablo Belgian strain used in Raging Bitch.
“It’s been an honor and a blessing to be accepted into the Howard County community,” said Justin Bonner, CEO and Co-Founder of Jailbreak Brewing Company. “So when Ellicott City called upon its community for assistance, we felt compelled to help our neighbors in their time of need.”
Watershed Moment will be available on draft and in cans exclusively in the Howard County and Baltimore area markets for a limited time. Bond Distributing and Hub Labels also contributed to the project, and a donation to the Ellicott City Partnership will also be made in their names.
About Flying Dog Brewery:
As one of the fastest-growing regional craft breweries in the mid-Atlantic, Flying Dog has been brewing world-class beer that pushes the confines of traditional styles for 25 years. Flying Dog attracts everyone from craft beer connoisseurs to those just catching the wave with up to 20 styles available at any given time and its Gonzo ties to writer Hunter S. Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman. Named the Mid-Size Craft Brewery of the Year at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival (the highest honor for its size in the United States), recent accolades for Flying Dog include its Pale Ale ranked as the #1 American Pale Ale in the U.S. by The New York Times. For more information, please visit www.flyingdogbrewery.com.
About Jailbreak Brewing Company:
Jailbreak Brewing Company is a 7,000-barrel per year production brewery and tasting room located in Laurel, Maryland that specializes in kosher-certified, culinary-inspired beers using fresh, all-natural ingredients.