Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso says that increasingly, people all over the world are trying the beer from the Maryland-based brewery. "We ship to Amsterdam; from there it goes to 19 countries," Caruso says. "The top countries for us are England, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands."
Selling beer overseas can be a strategy for breweries in establishing proof of commercial use for trademark purposes (as a prevention measure against foreign-based companies copying U.S. brands and using them).
Caruso told the Seattle Times last summer that he hopes to sell 70% of the beer Flying Dog in the local Mid-Atlantic coastal region within the next couple years. Flying Dog production was up over 30% in 2011.