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Dead Rise
Flying Dog released the Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale this summer to celebrate Old Bay's 75th anniversary. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Flying Dog donates Dead Rise proceeds to watermen organization

Flying Dog’s Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale was a hit this summer and that’s good news for True Blue, an advocacy organization for Chesapeake Bay watermen.

Flying Dog on Wednesday presented $10,270 of its Dead Rise proceeds to True Blue. Gov. Martin O’Malley visited the Frederick brewery’s taproom to accept the donation on the organization’s behalf.

Dead Rise was created through collaboration between Flying Dog and McCormick & Co. Inc. It was their way of raising a glass to Old Bay’s 75th anniversary celebration.

The brew became extremely popular in Maryland.

“The original amount of Dead Rise slated for production was what we believed would be enough beer for the entire mid-Atlantic region for five months,” said Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso in a press release. “In less than two weeks, we sold that amount in Maryland alone.”

Dead Rise is available through mid-September.