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Flying Dog Brewery Brewmaster Ben Clark Talks Vicious Hook

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Flying Dog Brewery Brewmaster Ben Clark Talks Vicious Hook

We spoke with Flying Dog Brewery Brewmaster Ben Clark about Vicious Hook.

Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
The concept for the beer was a Brewhouse Rarities pitch from an employee. Brewhouse Rarities is an annual tradition where Flying Dog employees gather in the mountains for a day of bonding, beer drinking and pitches. Anyone in the company is encouraged to pitch a concept for a new beer, which is then considered for the following year's lineup. We know our team is a group of creative beer geniuses so Brewhouse Rarities is an opportunity we all look forward to and it has resulted in some of our most exciting beers. The actual recipe development for Vicious Hook was a team effort done through multiple test batches.

What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)? 
The hint of childhood nostalgia from the flavor and aroma. The beer smells and tastes just like fruit punch. 

Where does this beer’s name come from?
The name of the beer is a boxing term, referencing the beer's sweet start that finishes with a savage jolt of sourness and hits like a heavyweight.

Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Adult fruit punch!

What's a good food pairing for this beer? 
Add some vanilla ice cream and make a float! Coconut or ginger cookies would work well too.

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