Heavy Seas Beer Welcomes Back Smooth Sail Summer Ale, Introduces Kiwi Strawberry Variant

SmoothSailKiwiStrawberryTapHandleHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that Smooth Sail Summer Ale will make its Seasonal return in April alongside an extremely limited, draft-only variant, Kiwi Strawberry Smooth Sail.

Back to serve as Heavy Seas Beer’s warm weather Seasonal, Smooth Sail is a “refreshingly delicious” American Wheat Ale brewed with lemon and orange peel to give it “a pleasantly, citrusy finish” while wheat malt supplies a “round mouthfeel.” Coming in at just 4.5% ABV, Smooth Sail is “the perfect beer for trips to the park, hiking, or just sitting on the beach with your friends.”

“With more than 20% malted wheat, Smooth Sail has an airy mouthfeel,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “We’ve employed a neutral strain of ‘wheat’ yeast to produce a clean tasting beer that is delicate on the palate. American hops are introduced late in the boil to impart a crisp flavor dimension. Finally, dried orange and lemon peel went into our hopback to provide a fruity, citrus aroma – without adding sweetness.”

To jazz up this Summer Ale with a little added juiciness in 2020, Heavy Seas Beer is also introducing Kiwi Strawberry Smooth Sail as a special, super limited release this year.  Just as its name implies, this draft-only variant takes everything you love about the original Smooth Sail and adds “kiwi and strawberries for a bright and fruity twist.”

Smooth Sail Summer Ale and Kiwi Strawberry Smooth Sail are both scheduled to release in April 2020.  The original Smooth Sail will be available throughout Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution footprint in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft through September while Kiwi Strawberry Smooth Sail will only be available on draft in select markets as long as supplies last.  Prost!

Vital Information for Smooth Sail Summer Ale from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Seasonal/Limited; April – September 2020
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 18
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat Malt & Carapils
Hops – Warrior, Hallertau & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Lemon & orange peel
Suggested Food Pairings – “Grilled white fish, Citrus, Wild Rice, BBQ”
Recommended Glassware – “Can, straight to the face”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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