Flying Dog University to host pop-up

Friday February 10th, join Flying Dog Brewery and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for an educational experience unlike any other—a Flying Dog University class followed by a special “Flying Dogs of War” after-hours tour of the museum with beer, food, and bawdy and bizarre stories from the Civil War.

Flying Dog University Professor Justin Tarnow will teach participants about Flying Dog’s latest Civil War-inspired brew, Dragon Lady, while attendees sample the beer with food pairings from Chef Jeff Beard of The Wine Kitchen. After class, attendees will tour the museum sampling four other Flying Dog beers and snacks from Perfect Truffle and Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop.

This event is the latest project in an ongoing collaboration between Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Dragon Lady, an American Saison, is named for “Dragon Dix”—Dorothea Dix, the mental health reformer who started the US Army’s first female nursing corps. “Dorothea Dix was a forced to be reckoned with. We are very excited to honor her this unique way,” NMCWM Executive Director David Price explains, “But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the beer to celebrate (or curse) the Dragon Lady in your life.” The beer is available in parts of Virginia and Maryland, including in the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s gift shop.

Proceeds from the event benefit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Classes will begin on the hour, followed by the after-hours tour of the museum. The experience will last about 90 minutes. Register now for the 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm session. Tickets are $40, and available on

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