F.X. Matt To Acquire Flying Dog Brewery / Plans For Frederick Taproom

F.X. Matt To Acquire Flying Dog Brewery

From Flying Dog:

FX Matt Brewing Company and Flying Dog Brewery today announced that FX Matt Brewing Company is acquiring Flying Dog and is in the process of looking for a location for a Flying Dog taproom, to include an innovation brewery, in Frederick, MD.  zzubreebym

FX Matt Brewing Company, founded in 1888 and the 4th longest-running family-owned brewery in the United States, has been brewing many of Flying Dog’s beers over the last ten years due to limitations at Flying Dog’s Frederick brewery. Flying Dog will shift all production to FX Matt over the course of the summer and is expected to cease operations sometime in August. This will be a seamless transition with all Flying Dog beers being brewed at FX Matt Brewing in New York until a taproom and innovation brewery opens in Frederick.

“It is important to me that FX Matt Brewing is offering employment opportunities to as many employees as    
possible and we will provide job placement assistance to team members", says Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso. " Frederick is a great place to live and do business, unfortunately even though we have invested millions of dollars in the brewery, it has too many limitations and puts Flying Dog at too great a competitive disadvantage. I could not imagine a better steward for the Flying Dog brand going forward than FX Matt Brewing Company. We have worked with them for many years, they are a prestigious family-owned brewery with more than 135 years of history, they are committed to building on the deep roots Flying Dog has established in Maryland, and their capabilities will take Flying Dog to a new level," added Caruso.

“We are forever grateful for the loyalty that Maryland craft beer drinkers have shown to Flying Dog and we look forward to continuing to be a part of the Maryland community moving forward,” stated Flying Dog CMO Ben Savage, who will become President of the Flying Dog division of FX Matt Brewing.

“This acquisition gives our brand immediate capabilities and flexibility to adapt to the changing consumer preferences. There will always be a market for great beer, but the lines between beer, cocktails, spirits, and wine continue to blur. FX Matt Brewing Company gives Flying Dog significant resources to not only optimize our current product portfolio, but also quickly develop products in new, emerging categories.”

“Flying Dog has created an amazing brand, award-winning beers, and offers us a great opportunity to grow in the Mid-Atlantic Region. When you think of craft beer in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic, Flying Dog is the first brand that pops into your head. We are excited to join forces with such a great brand and look forward to helping Flying Dog reach new heights,” comments Fred Ma2, CEO of FX Matt Brewing Company.

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About Flying Dog Brewery:
As the 35th largest craft brewery in the U.S., Flying Dog has a reputation for brewing premium beer that pushes the confines of traditional styles. From hop-heavy favorites like The Truth Imperial IPA and Double Dog Double IPA to left-of-the-dial best sellers like Kujo Cold Brew Coffee Porter and Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale - we take pride in challenging the status quo. That unapologetic attitude for taking risks has fueled Flying Dog’s expansion into the beyond beer world with the creation of a new collection of full- flavored craft beverages driven by unexpected flavors and amped up ABVs. At Flying Dog, we challenge conformity, embrace the weird, and encourage you to Cut The Leash in everything you do. For more information visit flyingdog.com.

About FX Matt:
F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica, NY, the fourth oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, was founded in 1888 by FX Matt. Today, under the leadership of Fred Matt (fourth generation), the Company is celebrating its 135th year in business. Through a commitment to innovation and production excellence,
FX Matt produces their own brands as well as a range of contract partner brands. Considered market leaders in the beer industry, today they have expanded their business beyond beer and continue to  lead  as one of the country’s top beverage manufacturers. For more information go to saranac.com

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