Dead Rise Summer Ale, a new beer from Frederick-based Flying Dog, is named after wooden-hulled fishing boats that were built to navigate Chesapeake waterways.
But you might call the new beer "summer in a bottle." The Belgian pale ale is brewed with Maryland's favorite seafood spice mix, Old Bay.
Flying Dog brewers worked with Old Bay spice experts for six months to develop the recipe, according to press information announcing Dead Rise.
Proceeds from sales of Dead Rise, which will be available on draft and in six-packs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, will benefit Maryland's True Blue program, a seafood-awareness initiative developed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Designed to raise consumer awareness about the origin of crab meat served in Maryland restaurants, the program certifies as "true blue" restaurants and retailers that use at least 75 percent of Maryland-harvested or processed crab meat on an annual basis.