Flying Dog Brewery Gives Dead Rise OLD BAY Beer a New Look & Recipe

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Dead Rise, a Summer Seasonal OLD BAY Beer, with the debut of a new look and recipe in June 2020.

Originally released as a Blonde Ale, the new and improved Dead Rise is a Gose featuring lemon, salt, Citra hops and “Maryland’s most iconic seasoning – OLD BAY.” Coming in at 5.7% ABV, the reformulated recipe blends “50% more OLD BAY then Dead Rise’s previous formula . . . with a refreshing lemony tartness for a beer low in bitterness and high in flavor.”

“The team at Flying Dog is excited to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Dead Rise with a new look OLD BAY fans will recognize, and a new recipe everyone will love,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing at Flying Dog. “The new refreshing pop of tart combines so deliciously with the beer’s salty and spicy elements; if you’re an OLD BAY fanatic, you’ve got to try it!”

Dead Rise started shipping out to distributors on June 1 and will hang around through the summer months. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Dead Rise from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Seasonal (Summer); launching June 1, 2020
Style – Gose
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 25
Featured Hops – Citra
Added Ingredients – OLD BAY seasoning, lemon & salt
Fun Fact – “Born in the heart of crab country, and once called ‘the most Maryland beer ever’ by The Washington Post, Dead Rise pays homage to the history of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and summer crab culture while also supporting the local industry. Flying Dog, the largest brewery in Maryland, donates a portion of the proceeds to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ True Blue Program, an annual campaign that highlights and rewards those restaurants who make it a point to serve local, Maryland harvested crab. The name Dead Rise is also a nod to the traditional fishing boats used year-round by Chesapeake Bay watermen to gather the shellfish.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Dead Rise, designed to turbocharge the flavor of whatever seafood is on your plate, is a must-have at every summer meal. This recipe’s new lemony tartness freshens up the beer and helps flavors pop. In addition to seafood, try Dead Rise with salty starches like tater tots and fries, lighter proteins like turkey, chicken and tofu, or rich sauces and creamy condiments like melted cheese, bechamel and avocado and ranch dressings.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/

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Flying Dog Brewery Releases SPF 1000 Summer Variety Pack

FD_LogoFlying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of its SPF 1000 Summer Variety 12-Pack of 12 oz. cans in late April 2020.

Assembled to make sure that you are adequately prepared to battle the rising temperatures of late spring and summer with the most refreshing beers possible, SPF 1000 is a “summer variety pack so juicy and delicious [Flying Dog is] encouraging you to apply liberally.” This Variety 12-pack includes four 12 oz. cans of each of the following three summertime brews (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Pool Hopping Deck Beer – Crafted to be enjoyed on the sunny deck of your choosing, Pool Hopping – a newly designated deck beer – is a stripped-down summer ale that offers a big juicy hop presence complimented by a moderate body and low bitterness.  ABV – 5.4% 
  • Thunderpeel Hazy IPA – The brewery’s intensely-aromatic take on the New England IPA. Unfiltered and hazy, Thunderpeel offers low bitterness and high juiciness – the perfect IPA, even for people who don’t think they like IPAs.  ABV – 6.2% 
  • Numero Uno Mexican Lager – Originally pitched as part of the company’s limited release Brewhouse Rarities program, Numero Uno proved to be popular enough to make it into the year-round lineup. For those looking for a craft alternative to mass-produced Mexican lagers, this easy-to-drink agave cerveza offers bright lime zest flavors with a crisp, clean finish.  ABV – 4.9% 

“We’ve created a summer variety pack with a killer combination of crushable beers for your warm weather fun,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing at Flying Dog Brewery. “Refreshing, juicy, and crisp, these beers are the perfect companions for summertime adventures that require copious amounts of sunscreen.”

The SPF 1000 Summer Variety Pack is headed out to distributors this week and will hang around through the summer months.  You can expect to find this Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-focused retailers located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area.  Prost!

Flying Dog Brewery Introduces Pool Hopping As Newest Summer Seasonal

FlyingDogPoolHoppingCanFlying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that Pool Hopping Deck Beer will join its Seasonal lineup in late March 2020.

Developed to be Flying Dog’s “pioneering . . . new take on summer beers” (a.k.a. the “Deck Beer”), Pool Hopping is a “stripped-down” Hazy India Pale Ale that uses “traditional beer ingredients – like Citra and Mosaic hops, and Pilsner and Wheat malts – to achieve unimaginable flavors and aromas, without the added juices you’ll find in a lot of warm weather beers.”  Filled with “tropical notes of mango and citrus,” Pool Hopping (5.4% ABV) “offers a big juicy hop presence complimented by a moderate body and low bitterness.”

“Pool Hopping is a super crushable summer beer that’s refreshing and tropical without the sweetness,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing at Flying Dog Brewery. “Our experts in the brewhouse essentially combined a NEIPA and Brut IPA to make a new beer that deserved a category of its own.”

Pool Hopping replaces Summer Rental Grapefruit Radler in Flying Dog’s summer seasonal lineup.

Pool Hopping Deck Beer officially released on March 23 and is scheduled to hang around throughout the summer months of 2020.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, in the SPF 1000 Summer Variety 12-Pack of 12 oz. cans, and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pool Hopping Deck Beer from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Seasonal (Summer); launching March 23, 2020
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.4%
Featured Hops – Citra & Mosaic
Fun Fact – “The original art on the Pool Hopping can features a new technique from world renowned illustrator Ralph Steadman, the artist behind all of Flying Dog’s major release label artwork. Steadman’s inspiration for this label came from the natural white salt lines forming on the cover of a backyard pool. From that inspiration, Steadman drew a tropical bird quizzically looking up at a pair of human legs, thinking to himself, ‘Blimey, that’s a big bird!’”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, in Flying Dog’s SPF 1000 Summer Variety 12-Pack & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/