Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has announced that Siren Noire will return to shelves in January and bring with it a packaging change to 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles.
To create this Uncharted Waters Series offering, the brewers at Heavy Seas first approach Siren Noire by crafting a “velvety, rich chocolate stout” loaded with nearly three pounds of Belgian cocoa nibs per barrel. Once the brewing is completed, the beer is then “aged for five weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added.” This process allows the beer to mature and finish as a 9.5% ABV Imperial Stout with a “well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey—but without being extraordinarily sweet or cloying.”
Heavy Seas has decided to shift the packaging for all Uncharted Waters releases to 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles in 2018, and Siren Noire will be the first to experience this change. As a result, offerings from the Uncharted Waters Series will no longer be available in 22 oz. bottles.
Siren Noire will officially release in January and hang around while supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering in those new 4-packs of 12 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 Siren Noire from Heavy Seas Beer
Release – Limited/Uncharted Waters Series, January 2018
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.5%
Malts – 2-Row, Crystal, Chocolate & Roasted Barley
Hops – Brewers Gold
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs
Treatment – Aged for five weeks in Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added
Suggested Food Pairings – “Fresh berries and whipped cream, ice cream sandwiches”
Recommended Glassware – Snifter or English pint
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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