On The Town

New Beer to Benefit Ellicott City Flood Relief

Flying Dog and Jailbreak Brewing Company collaborate on Watershed Moment IPA.

By Jess Mayhugh | September 2, 2016, 4:17 pm

On The Town

New Beer to Benefit Ellicott City Flood Relief

Flying Dog and Jailbreak Brewing Company collaborate on Watershed Moment IPA.

By Jess Mayhugh | September 2, 2016, 4:17 pm

If there is any silver lining from the devastating flood that ravaged Ellicott City in July, it's been the overwhelming support of the community in its aftermath. To help Main Street get back up on its feet, there have been countless events, fundraisers, donations, and now—beer.

The brewers at Flying Dog in Frederick and Jailbreak Brewing in Laurel have come together to collaborate on Watershed Moment Belgian IPA, which will debut in Ellicott City on Friday, September 9 and 100 percent of the profits will benefit flood relief.

"I was born and raised in Ellicott City, so there is a lot of nostalgia there for me," said Flying Dog CMO Ben Savage. "Plus, Main Street is littered with small, independent businesses, which is really important for us to support."

The actual beer is a combination between Jailbreak's new Poor Righteous IPA and Flying Dog's popular Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA, with the malt being from the former and the yeast from the latter. The two breweries, located on either side of Ellicott City, agreed that it was a no-brainer.

“It’s been an honor to be accepted into the Howard County community,” said Jailbreak's co-founder and CEO Justin Bonner. “So when Ellicott City called upon its community for assistance, we felt compelled to help our neighbors in their time of need.

The beer will be released next week at Judge's Bench and The Wine Bin, which both just reopened on Ellicott City's Main Street. Savage said the beer will be available in craft-centric bars and liquor stores after that. Savage said they are encouraging retailers to also donate a portion of the profits to the Ellicott City Partnership.

"The craft-beer community is extremely tight knit," Savage said. "The people that work here and are responsible for this brand all have a connection to that community. If our neighbors are in need, it's normal for us to join together and help out."




Meet The Author

Jess Mayhugh is the digital editor for Baltimore, where she covers nightlife, sports, food, and events.



You May Also Like


In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Cielo Verde; Ben’s Chili Bowl; Thai Landing

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Food & Drink

Dry One On

Get in the spirit with these faux cocktails.

Food & Drink

Local Flavor Live Podcast: Is 2020 The Year of Restaurant Rebrands?

Plus, our thoughts on Dry January, Restaurant Week tips, and best bites.


Food & Drink

Spoonfuls of Sugar

Karen Segall enjoys the sweet life.

Food & Drink

Review: Char'd City

Could this pizza spot be the next great Hamilton hangout?

The Chatter

Lexington Market Renovation Will Break Ground Next Week

Developers and city leaders talk safety and environmental concerns as work gets underway.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Will Judge Make an Example Out of Catherine Pugh?: With the former mayor’s sentencing scheduled for February, both sides get to work on their case.

Orioles Execs Not Mentioned in ‘AstroGate’ Sign-Stealing Scandal: GM Mike Elias and the O’s other ex-Astros employees have steered clear of the fallout.

Caleeb Pinkett Screens 'Charm City Kings' at Sundance Film Festival: Producer talks source material, filming in Baltimore, and his famous family.

What to Know About the Maryland Cycling Classic Coming September 2020: For starters, Baltimore's pro cycling event will be more than 100 miles long.

Religious Leaders React to Proposed Increase in Funding to Prevent Hate Crimes: Van Hollen, Sarbanes, and Cardin want to quadruple aid protecting local religious groups.