Press Release: Flying Dog Brewery Giving Consumers Chance to Win Trip to 2007 GABF

Flying Dog Brewery is giving away a “dream weekend” for Craft Beer Drinkers everywhere – a trip to the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the brewery’s hometown of Denver, Colorado. Flying Dog’s “Great American Beer Festival Sweepstakes” will be held through the end of August and the Grand Prize Winner will receive airfare to Denver and hotel accommodations for two, two (2) three-day passes to the festival, and invitations to exclusive Flying Dog activities during GABF weekend.

In all, over 500 prizes in all will be awarded, including sets of Flying Dog Ales pint glasses, Flying Dog T-shirts and key chains — all sporting the fabled graphics of famed Gonzo Artist, Ralph Steadman.

Contest entries for The Great American Beer Festival Sweepstakes can be found on Flying Dog Beer displays at liquor and grocery stores and at

About Flying Dog Brewery

Flying Dog is Denver’s largest brewery and the second largest craft brewery in the state of Colorado. The Flying Dog Brewery with its award-winning “litter of ales” is available in 45 states.

The Flying Dog Brewery is located at 2401 Blake Street, just 2 blocks north of the baseball stadium. Flying Dog’s core values of “purposeful, provocative and irreverent” flow through the veins of the brewery’s founding owners, George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre. George and Richard were friends with the “Gonzo Journalist,” Hunter S. Thompson, who coined the brand’s tagline “Good People Drink Good Beer” and with the “Gonzo Artist,” Ralph Steadman, who illustrates the brand’s packaging.

About the Great American Beer Festival

Flying Dog Brewery is a 2007 Featured Brewery Sponsor of the Great American Beer Festival. The GABF, to be held October 11-13, 2007, is deemed the ultimate event for tasting the beers of the globe’s greatest brewing nation. GABF visitors enjoy one-ounce beer samples from the fest’s 400+ breweries. These breweries are arranged on the festival floor by regions of the country, giving beer lovers a walking tour of the nation’s beer-blessed landscape. Many of the booths are staffed by the brewers themselves. Over 40,000 beer enthusiasts from Colorado, the US and around the world attended the 2006 GABF.

The GABF also hosts one of the world’s largest and most prestigious tasting competitions. Over 100 professional beer judges from the United States and abroad evaluate over 2,300 beers entered by more than 450 domestic breweries. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded in 69 beer-style categories. (For 2007 the number of styles will be higher.)

In addition to sampling beers, attendees can sit in on some of the GABF’s popular food & beer pairing seminars that feature an A-list of America’s brewers, along with local and national celebrity chefs for demonstrations on how to cook with beer and pair different styles of beer with various dishes.