Flying Dog Brewing Company was founded in 1990 by George Stranahan. The name Flying Dog was derived from George’s mountain climbing adventure to the K2 Mountain. He was successful on his adventure but exhausted. In a dry state of mind, George took comfort in drinking alcohol in which he saw a painting of a flying dog.
From there, the Flying Dog was born in Aspen, Colorado. One of the brewery’s finest beers, the Doggie Style, gained recognition and awards that set forth Flying Dog Brewing Company’s further success. Soon, the demand for this brewery grew that led to its expansion.