Flying Dog “Wildeman” Farmhouse IPA
Fredrick, Maryland is one of those places that time should have forgotten. A quaint town that used to have no pretension to citydom. Now, it a blackhole of ¬†low-grade ambition that no self-respecting grillbilly would drive into. Not even a chef like¬†Bryan Voltaggio could redeem it’s sickly sheen of mediocrity.
The same holds true for many of Flying Dog’s beers, which has lost much of its creative spark since 2006 when, the brewery ¬†purchased Frederick Brewing Company and moved from¬†Colorado to Maryland.
One of the best elements of American modern brewing is the whimsical blending of styles. ¬†Combining a Farmhouse style beer and a IPA would seem lovely. However, this is more of an Imperial IPA with baking spices. Not a great beer, just okay. And¬†definitely¬†not worth the hype. In other words, it’s Frederick, not Aspen.