After the Game

Winners and Losers
Share beer, tales, and fellowship
‘Til the next battle

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Flying Dog announced the winner of their Twitter haiku contest yesterday. Redhead Writing was the obvious champion with her subtle but poignant verse:

Drinking Flying Dog
Makes boys touch my breast-es-ses
So I drink it lots.

Congratulations to all the winners and entrants! Cheers!

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Flying Dog Haiku Contest

Why do beer lovers
Gravitate to short poems?
There’s more time for beer.

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Flying Dog Brewery is having a Flying Dog haiku contest. Your job is to come up with a Flying Dog Haiku (whatever you think that is) and submit it to them using Twitter. Check out the complete instructions here. The prizes are no joke… $50 gift certificates to the Flying Dog Online Store will go to the writers behind the top five haiku.

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Breakfast of Champions

Gonzo goodness and
A big bag of kettle corn
Worth waking up for

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Gonzo Imperial Porter
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Sweet dark porter
The times are hard, the air cold
Carry me away

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
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Flying dogs, chili,
Ample beer, and jammin’ bands
Gonzo afternoon

Written by Captain Hops.

References: I took my son to Flying Dogs GonzoFest and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday. He enjoyed the bands and the frisbee dog exhibition. I enjoyed the chili and the beer.
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Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel

Hercules I’m not
Though I faced Kerberos
And now tell the tale

flying dog kerberos tripel

Haiku and photo by Captain Hops

References: Kerberos Tripel is the latest beer from Flying Dogs Canis Major series of specialty beers.

Kerberos (aka Cerebus) is the three headed dog-beast that guards the gates of hell to make sure the living stay out and the souls of the dead stay in. On notable occasion’s it has failed in this task. Most would-be tourists of the underworld lulled the beast to sleep. However, Hercules (aka Heracles) was required to capture the monster to satisfy his 12th labor.

I have to admit that this tasty hell hound which clocks in at 8.5% ABV put me to sleep shortly after I conquered it. All’s fair…

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