Flying Dog & OLD BAY® Release Dead Rise Summer Ale

Flying Dog & OLD BAY® Release Dead Rise Summer Ale

Flying Dog Brewery is set to release Dead Rise summer ale with the help of OLD BAY® seasoning.

According to the Flying Dog’s blog:

“The name Dead Rise comes from deadrise boats, which are commercial fishing and crabbing vessels designed and built specifically to navigate the unique waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. The bottom near the bow is a V-shape to cut through the often-choppy Bay. Then, it flattens out closer to the stern, making it more navigable in shallow water.”

The 5.6 percent alcohol beer brewed with Northern Brewer, CTZ and Cascade hops uses acidulated, rye and malted white wheat malts. These ingredients certainly weren’t chosen at random. The recipe building process for Dead Rise took six months.

Flying Dog brewers teamed up with OLD BAY spice experts to create a recipe that would “highlight the indelible character of OLD BAY through bright and refreshing citrus hop character and a crisp, tart finish. OLD BAY is added to the whirlpool imparting a bold aroma followed by hints of flavor throughout the beer. The finish is dry, snappy, and perfect for our hot and humid summers.”

And if curiosity alone doesn’t make you go out and pick up this unique ale, it should be noted that it was brewed for a great cause as well.

“Proceeds from Dead Rise will benefit True Blue, a restaurant certification and consumer awareness program that promotes sustainably harvested Maryland Blue Crab and rewards restaurants that serve Maryland crabmeat.”

Dead Rise will be available on shelves from Memorial Day through Labor Day in Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina. Learn more about Dead Rise on Flying Dog’s blog. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.