Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) will officially celebrate its 22nd year in the craft beer industry with the December release of 22 Anniversary Ale, a Belgian-style Tripel aged in rye whiskey barrels.
Brewing craft beer commercially for 22 years is one hell of an achievement, and Heavy Seas Beer has turned to its Uncharted Waters Series – a lineup of barrel/wood-aged limited releases – to create a celebratory brew worthy of the title 22 Anniversary Ale. To take this “goldenrod” Belgian-style Tripel to the next level, the brewers at Heavy Seas aged this offering in local Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey barrels. This barrel treatment imparted notes of “vanilla and subtle [spice]” to work beautifully alongside the Tripel’s “phenolic flavors of white pepper and peach skin.” The finished 22 Anniversary Ale weighs in at 10% ABV and 37 IBUs.
Thank you, thank you very much for all of the support over the years, without you, we wouldn’t still be here sailing into Uncharted Waters year after year,” says Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “Cheers!”
22 Anniversary Ale is scheduled for release in early December and will hang around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for 22 Anniversary Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
Release – Limited/Uncharted Waters Series, early December 2017
Style – Tripel
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 37
Malts – 2-row, Crystal, Caramalt & Chocolate Malt
Hops – Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade & Centennial
Treatment – Aged in Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey barrels
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
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