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Flying Dog Brewing Acquired by Contract Brewing Partner in New York

May 25, 2023
135-year-old F.X. Matt Brewing Co. adds the Maryland brewer’s beer lineup to its brand portfolio, will move operations to Utica, N.Y.

F.X. Matt Brewing Co. of Utica, N.Y., has acquired Frederick, Md.-based Flying Dog Brewing, according to news reports. F.X. Matt Brewing has been co-manufacturing some Flying Dog beers for about a decade, and with this acquisition, all of Flying Dog’s production will be moved out of Frederick.

Flying Dog ranks 35th on the list of largest craft breweries in the U.S., according to ProBrewer, while F.X. Matt is a 135-year-old brewer of a variety of soft drinks, Utica Club and Saranac beer. Flying Dog production is expected to cease its Frederick operations in August, though the taproom and innovation brewery in the Frederick area are expected to remain operational.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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