Winter Storm Imperial ESB in the Forecast for Heavy Seas Beer

36922344101_28b8d65284_k_editedHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has announced that Winter Storm Imperial ESB will officially begin its Seasonal return in October.

Drawing on “hops from both the West Coast and the UK for its elegant bitterness”, Winter Storm is a “ruddy hued, richly flavored” Imperial Extra Special Bitter (ESB) that has “subtle aromas of nutty malts, earthy hops, and a trace of cocoa.”  Clocking in at 7.5% ABV, this Limited/Seasonal release “is a perfect beer for fall and winter, especially because of its warming qualities.”

“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!”

Winter Storm Imperial ESB will officially arrive in October and hang around through December.  Once it drops, you can expect to find this Limited Release available at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Winter Storm Imperial ESB from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Seasonal, October through December 2017
Style – Imperial ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 50
Hops – Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade & Centennial
Malts – 2-row, Crystal, Caramalt & Chocolate Malt
Recommended Glassware – Imperial pint or snifter
Suggested Food Pairings – “Brie or Havarti cheese, pan-seared steak, barbecued pork”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

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