Flying Dog Tap House restaurant coming to BWI

A new restaurant marrying local beer with local beef is on track to open this summer at BWI Marshall Airport.

Flying Dog Tap House will feature beef from Roseda Farm in Monkton and beers from the Frederick brewery for which the restaurant is named. It is expected to open in mid-July in Concourse A of the airport.

HMSHost, which operates the food and beverage outlets at the airport, will own and operate the restaurant with rights from Flying Dog, said Ben Savage, Flying Dog’s chief marketing officer.

The brewery has worked with HMSHost to develop the branding and menu, and will continue to have input as the tap house offerings evolve.

“We’re excited to and really thankful to be working with HMS because they have a long history of operations,” Savage said. “We have input and I think HMS has been a good team to work with on developing the concept and how to communicate our brand’s story and image.”

The Flying Dog Tap House will merge Flying Dog’s beers with Roseda Farm beef, with dishes such as: Roseda Farm sliders with garlic aioli, made with Flying Dog’s Snake Dog IPA; wings with Double Dog Double IPA buffalo sauce or Bloodline Blood Orange Ale barbecue sauce; Snake Dog IPA beer-battered shrimp; Roseda beef brisket sandwiches; and all-beef hot dogs from Roseda with a Doggie Style Pale Ale beer cheese.

HMS Host will ultimately be responsible for overseeing the menu, Savage said, but he hopes to see a mix of Flying Dog’s popular and more limited beers, as well as beers from other craft breweries.

“We think a great experience would include a lot of of our core beers, a lot of our most popular beers, and then we’ll probably like to see some seasonals and some rare beers,” Savage said.

The restaurant will likely incorporate other local and regional partners, like Tessemae’s All Natural dressings, too.

“As we developed the concept, we wanted to try to include as many of our regional partners as possible,” Savage said.

Savage said the airport is a unique location to reach local travelers familiar with Flying Dog, as well as people coming into the Baltimore area who may not know the beer.

“When you’re visiting those other locations you really want to get a sense off what that region’s all about,” Savage said. “The airport provides a neat opportunity for that.”

Other recent dining additions to BWI include Green Beans Coffee, Club BWI, Tony & Benny’s and Pie Five Pizza Co.

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