Heavy Seas Beer Prepares for Seasonal Return of Winter Storm

winterstormHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) recently announced that Winter Storm Imperial ESB is set for release in October.

Winter Storm is the fall/winter seasonal for Heavy Seas and one of the brewery’s most anticipated releases each year.  This Imperial Extra Special Bitter showcases five hop varietals from both the United Kingdom and the West Coast of the United States –  Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade & Centennial hops – to produce an “elegant bitterness.”  Nutty malts supply the beer’s “ruddy” color and provide balance to the earthy hops.  Winter Storm’s comforting and rich flavors make it an ideal choice for the colder months ahead.

“It was our first international gold medal winning beer,” says brewery Founder, Hugh Sisson. “And I’m not supposed to say it, but I think it may be my favorite beer!”

“I also think it’s one of the best beer names ever,” says Sisson. “Every time the winter weather gets iffy, every TV and radio station in the country is advertising the name of our beer for free!”

Winter Storm Imperial ESB will officially release in October and be available into December.  Look for this offering to turn up on draft, cask and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles at craft beer retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout the 18 state distribution footprint of Heavy Seas.  Prost!

Vital Information for Winter Storm Imperial ESB from Heavy Seas Beer

Availability – Seasonal, October-December
Style – Imperial Extra Special Bitter
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 50
Hops – Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade & Centennial
Malts – 2-row, Crystal, Caramalt & Chocolate Malt
Packaging – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, draft and cask