Craft breweries are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly collaborative. Many breweries are actively seeking innovative ingredients that would never have been considered for a beer in the past and brewing new beers with other craft breweries and non-brewery partners.
This summer, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland has done both by teaming up with Old Bay–the classic Maryland spice mix–to create a new summer beer, brewed with Old Bay. The result is Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale. It is a very drinkable ale with hints of spice on the nose (from the old bay), mild ale hoppiness, and a spicy finish that pairs well with food.
Food makes a big difference with the beer. The first time I tried it alone and it had a spicy aftertaste. The second time, I had it with a burger. It was much smoother and less spicy paired with food. Either way you consume it, you should try it. (Very Good)
This brew goes for about $8.99 for a six pack of 12 ounce bottles. Read more at http://flyingdogbrewery.com/beers/dead-rise/.