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6th March 2012


Illustrator, Ralph Steadman, exclaimed “enjoy your new pet!” as he showed the Flying Dog team his designs for the bottle label. That pet is Kujo, Flying Dog’s Imperial Coffee Stout (8.9% abv), which will be available as a limited release from UK speciality beer importers, James Clay, in April.

Brewmaster Matt Brophy comments: “We like to say that Kujo is the savage spawn of two brewing worlds – coffee and beer – colliding. But in that collision, it’s important for us to maintain the balance between rich and roasted stout characteristics and the deep, dark coffee notes.”

Vice President of Flying Dog Marketing adds: “The most exciting part of inaugurating a new beer is getting art for it from Ralph Steadman. What he sent back was terrifyingly brilliant. You can feel the aggression coming off of it, which is perfect for such an intense beer.”

Speciality beer consultant, Nigel Stevenson, remarks: “The label is terrifying! And the description is equally as scary – Imperial coffee stout – as Flying Dog themselves say ‘it’s two worlds of brewing colliding’.

“We love American craft beer and we love Flying Dog – they’ll always stretch the boundaries of taste – in both senses! Go get some when it comes to the UK – it won’t be here forever!”


About Flying Dog Brewery:

“Good Beer, No Shit.” Located in Frederick, MD, Flying Dog is Maryland’s largest brewery. As its tagline proclaims, Flying Dog is committed to producing world-class craft beer and continues to push the envelope with experimental and limited-edition releases. Recent accolades include Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale ranked as the #1 American Pale Ale in the U.S. by The New York Times and Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA named one of the best new beers in 2010 by multiple sources. For more information, please visit or


About James Clay:

–          James Clay, speciality world beer importers, has worked with pubs, bars, restaurants and distributors for over 30 years.

–          To receive a free brochure with details on which draught beers they have available to order, please contact James Clay on (01422) 377560 or email

–          For further information please visit