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 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)