The Denver Business Journal is reporting that local brewery Flying Dog has purchased Frederick Brewing of Maryland, which will henceforth be known as Wild Goose Brewery. They currently brew under the labels Wild Goose, Blue Ridge and Crooked River. According to Flying Dog President Eric Warner, “Wild Goose will continue to make its craft brands such as Wild Goose and Blue Ridge, but also will make Flying Dog labels by a special licensing arrangement. The brewer expects to begin production of Flying Dog beers in June.”
My earliest memory of Frederick Brewery was that in 1997 they were the first to brew a hemp ale, Hempen Ale, which garnered them a certain amount notoriety … and sales.