Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has announced that Smooth Sail Summer Ale will return in April as the brewery’s Summer Seasonal.
After a good amount of thought, experimentation and time, the brewers at Heavy Seas developed Smooth Sail Summer Ale with a recipe intended solely for refreshment. They achieved this goal thanks to the use of more than 20% malted wheat, American hops that were added late in the boil to add a bright but balancing crispness, and “a neutral strain of ‘wheat’ yeast to produce a clean tasting beer that is delicate on the palate.” To bring it all together, orange and lemon peel finish the beer off with “a fruity, citrus aroma – without adding sweetness.” When you consider all of the above and the fact that this offering clocks in at a very sessionable 4.5% ABV, Smooth Sail more than lives up to its billing of being a smooth and easy-drinking Summer Ale.
“Because it’s available in cans, it’s the perfect beer for sailing, trips to the park, hiking, or just sitting on the beach with your friends,” says Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “It is the perfect beer for folks with an active outdoor lifestyle during the summer months.”
“For anyone who is looking for a good summer drinker, this beer is the one,” says Sisson. “Climb Aboard!”
Smooth Sail Summer Ale will officially hit shelves and taps beginning in late-March/early-April and will hang out throughout the summer months. This Seasonal offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of the Heavy Seas distribution network. Once it makes its official return for the summer, be sure to keep Smooth Sail Summer Ale in mind the next time you find yourself in search of the perfect beer to fill the cooler before heading out to the river, lake, beach, etc. Prost!
Vital Information for Smooth Sail Summer Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
Release – Limited/Seasonal, April to September 2017
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 18
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat Malt & Carapils
Hops – Warrior, Hallertau & Cascade
Additional Ingredients – Lemon & orange peel
Suggested Pairings – Grilled white fish, citrus, wild rice, & BBQ
Availability – 6-pack of 12 oz. cans & draft
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