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I’m not a homebrewer, but if I was I’d love these new Flying Dog homebrew kits. It just seems like a fun way for the brewery to connect with its fans.

Here are all the details:

Flying Dog Brewery Launches “Stove Toppers” Series of Clone Kits for Homebrewers





Frederick, MD – Good people brew good beer, in and outside of Flying Dog Brewery.

Giving homebrewers a chance to brew Flying Dog beers at home, Maryland’s largest brewery is launching Stove Toppers – a line of clone homebrew kits. Stove Toppers are all-grain kits designed for advanced homebrewers that include the brewery’s exact ingredients and brewmaster’s recipe, all scaled down to a 5-gallon home brewery.

“Like many brewmasters, I started out homebrewing,” Flying Dog Brewmaster Matt Brophy said. “Homebrewers spread the gospel of craft beer through their craft and ours, so I think breweries have a responsibility to foster and inspire the homebrewing community.”

Flying Dog will launch one kit per month in 2013 and each kit will be on sale for that month only. Beginning Friday, Single Hop Imperial IPA with El Dorado will be on sale at the brewery’s gift shop and the Flying Barrel Homebrew Supply Shop, both in Frederick, Maryland.

“The El Dorado hop variety is extremely limited in availability, especially for homebrewers,” Brophy said. “It’s an ideal hop for our series of Single Hop Imperial IPAs because it imparts tropical and stone fruit notes and great bittering without any harshness.”

The Single Hop Imperial IPA with El Dorado Stove Topper is $55 and will be on sale through February 28. The remaining schedule of kits is as follows:

March: Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

April: Woody Creek Belgian White

May: Single Hop Imperial IPA with Citra

June: Snake Dog IPA

July: Dogtoberfest Marzen

August: The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale

September: Single Hop Imperial IPA with Sorachi Ace

October: Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

November: Single Hop Imperial IPA with Simcoe

December: Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

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