As Flying Dog Brewery celebrates its 25th year, the Frederick, Maryland-based brewery is known as much for being a pioneer in changing beer drinkers' tastes and as it is for turning heads with its eye-popping labels.
That's thanks in large part to its longtime relationship with iconic illustrator Ralph Steadman, the prolific artist best known for his work with legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Since the brand's creation, Steadman has created attention-grabbing artwork for the brand.
"We have always believed that our beer — and craft beer in general — is liquid art in a bottle and we wanted original art on the labels," said Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso. "Especially when you think back to 1995, Flying Dog and Flying Dog's labels were truly groundbreaking."