Press Release: GonzoFest 2009

Flying Dog Brewery is pleased to announce its 2nd annual GonzoFest taking place on September 12th at the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, MD from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The annual throw down will feature live music and host the Hard Times Chili Cook-Off for the Maryland State Championships. In addition to the four bands playing a wide variety of music and samples from the chili competition, attendees will also be able to enjoy award-winning beers from Flying Dog Brewery. Flying Dog will be hosting a Hunter S. Thompson look–a-like contest. Three winners will be chosen and will receive Gonzo gift baskets, including a signed bottle by label artist Ralph Steadman.

“GonzoFest is a chance for the Mid-Atlantic community to come out and celebrate the life of Hunter S. Thompson, drink locally brewed Flying Dog beer, and listen to live music. It is a true representation of what Flying Dog stands for: purposeful, provocative, irreverence,” explains Stephanie Kerchner, Director of Marketing for Flying Dog. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Frederick County to help support local poverty initiatives.

Admission to GonzoFest is $20 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, visit www.flyingdogales.com or call 301-694-7899.

About Flying Dog Brewery

Flying Dog is largest brewery located in Maryland. Their award-winning “litter of ales” are available in 46 states and 27 countries. Flying Dog Brewery is located at 4607 Wedgewood Blvd., off English Muffin Way and MD Hwy 85 in Frederick, MD. Flying Dog’s core values of “purposeful, provocative, irreverence” flow through the veins of the brewery’s founding owners George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre. George and Richard were friends with “Gonzo Journalist” Hunter S. Thompson, who coined the brand’s tagline “Good People Drink Good Beer,” and also with “Gonzo Artist” Ralph Steadman, who illustrated the brand’s packaging. For more information please log on to www.flyingdogales.com.

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