Flying Dog Old Bay Summer AleFrederick, MD – Flying Dog Brewery’s smash success – Dead Rise OLD BAY® Summer Ale – is back by (extremely) popular demand. The beer will premiere at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for opening day on Friday, April 10 and will be available throughout the East Coast through the end of September.

Brewed last year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the iconic Maryland seasoning, demand for the beer exceeded everyone’s expectations, a benefit for both Flying Dog and the watermen of the Chesapeake Bay.

Last year, over $10,000 from proceeds of Dead Rise were awarded to the True Blue Program, which advocates on behalf of the Maryland Blue Crab industry and the 5,500 watermen working the Chesapeake Bay.

Now in its fifth year, the True Blue program created a $7 million increase in business for local crabbers in its first year alone through a restaurant certification and consumer awareness program.

“True Blue assists all aspects of the crabbing industry,” Steve Vilnit, director of fisheries marketing for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and head of the True Blue program said. “In addition to a decrease in the number of commercial crabbers, the number of crab processors has dropped by over 70 percent since the 1950s. These picking and packaging houses are not only critical to the crabbing industry, they’re essential in preserving the history and tradition of the Chesapeake Bay.”

Proceeds from this year’s Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale release will again benefit True Blue. And Flying Dog plans to expand distribution of Dead Rise to the entire state of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina, along with export to the United Kingdom. In 2014, the beer was available in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.