Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) recently announced that it will soon expand its Cannon Crew with the January release of AmeriCannon Double Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale.
With the intention to create a bold new take on the American Pale Ale, the brewers at Heavy Seas developed AmeriCannon by employing the use of double dry-hopping techniques and Simcoe lupulin hop powder (making this “the first Heavy Seas beer to utilize lupulin hop powder”). This new approach results in an “intensely flavorful” Pale Ale that is packed with “citrus, tropical, and floral notes.” Clocking in at just 5.7% ABV, AmeriCannon is an easy-drinking offering that embodies “a true celebration of American independence.”
“I’m not sure I can describe how excited we are about this beer,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Our goal was to take American Pale Ale in a new direction, elevating the drinking experience to include outrageous flavor and aroma levels in a beer that won’t knock you on your keister. We’ve been working on it for almost a year now, experimenting with myriad hop varieties in many different forms along with new, interesting dry hopping techniques. Ultimately, we’ve chosen a heavy dose of Simcoe Cryo pellets – pelletized lupulin powder – along with Centennial, Citra, and Palisade pellets in our double dry-hopping process. This follows Centennial, Cascade, Palisade, and Simcoe whole flower hops in our hopback; Warrior, Cascade, Amarillo, and Centennial pellets along with even more Simcoe Cryo pellets in the kettle.”
AmeriCannon will be the latest addition to the brewery’s Cannon Crew, a lineup of hop-filled Year-Round offerings that also includes Loose Cannon IPA, TropiCannon Citrus IPA and Double Cannon Double IPA.
Officially releasing in January 2018, AmeriCannon will have availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. You will be able to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for AmeriCannon Double Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale from Heavy Seas
Release – Year-Round, launching January 2018
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 40
Hops – Warrior, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe & Palisade
Malts – 2-row, Light Crystal & Caramalt
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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