Steph’s New Brew Review: Dead Rise

Steph’s New Brew Review: Dead Rise

Flying Dog Brewery Dead Rise, a 5.6% ABV Old Bay Summer Ale

Appearance Clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head.
Aroma Citrus, coriander, a bit spicy.
Taste Citrus, a bit salty; finishes tart and dry.
Mouthfeel Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall Perfect summertime beer.

Flying Dog’s Dead Rise is quickly becoming the beer of the summer. As their website states, “Dead Rise is selling out faster than Cabbage Patch Dolls in the mid ’80s.”

So what’s the deal with this sought after brew? Dead Rise celebrates Old Bay’s 75th anniversary, the seafood seasoning in the blue, yellow, and red tin.  Proceeds benefit True Blue, a program that promotes sustainably harvested Maryland Blue Crab and restaurants that serve Maryland crabmeat.

Dead Rise highlights the unforgettable, bold character of Old Bay seasoning with citrus hop notes from Northern Brewer, CTZ, and Cascade hops and a crisp, tart finish. Old Bay seasoning is added to the whirlpool contributing to the bold aroma and flavor in the beer. Flying Dog’s brewers worked with Old Bay for six months to perfect the recipe.

It is no surprise, that Flying Dog recommends pairing this beer with shrimp, corn, and Maryland Blue Crab. In fact, Flying Dog celebrated the release of Dead Rise with a launch party at the brewery in Frederick, Maryland on May 2, 2014, featuring Maryland seafood.

The name Dead Rise refers to deadrise boats, or commercial fishing and crabbing boats meant to navigate the choppy, shallow water of the Chesapeake Bay. The label features art from Gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman, featuring the Maryland Blue Crab.

Wanna pick this one up? Dead Rise will be available from May to September in the mid-Atlantic. Use Flying Dog’s Beer Finder to see if Dead Rising is available in your area.
Check out… Flying Dog Brewery released a special Dead Rise Old Bay cookbook including recipes that use Old Bay seasoning and/or the beer. The book can be purchased for $15 at the brewery or via

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