Flying Dog’s Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale doesn’t hit you over the head with Maryland’s most iconic spice. The seasoning adds a subtle bitterness and oceanic aroma to what is otherwise a golden-hued, crisp summer ale, developed to celebrate Old Bay’s 75th anniversary. It’s a very drinkable beer — perfect for a Memorial Day crab boil or an afternoon on the water.

Brew Notes

Style: Summer ale

Alcohol by Volume: 5.6%

Pairings: If you’d put Old Bay on it — crabs, shrimp — it’ll pair with Dead Rise.

Available: Six-packs of bottles will be in D.C. Memorial Day weekend through September. Visit flyingdogbrewery.com/beer-finder for full availability.

On Tap

ChurchKey will pour pints of Dead Rise for the beer’s official launch party, along with other Flying Dog brews, including: Bloodline Blood Orange Ale, Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, and a rare cask of Mint Chocolate Stout.

ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW; Thu., 4 p.m., free; 202-567-2576. (Dupont Circle)