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Flying Dog Brewery and Stranahan's Whiskey Honors George Stranahan, Their "Pilgrimosopher"

There are only a select few in the world today that can be categorized as a “renaissance man.” George Stranahan – the maverick millionaire who founded both Flying Dog Brewery and Stranahan’s Whiskey – is one of them – though his preferred term for himself was one he came up with himself: “pilgrimosopher.”

Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1931 with a grandfather who co-founded Champion Spark Plug in 1903, Stranahan could’ve coasted on his family’s immense wealth and not worked a day in his life. Instead, Strahanan let wanderlust guide him on a meandering career path that saw him carve his own swath through life’s twists and turns.


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