Heavy Seas Beer Reveals Details on 25th Anniversary Beer

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of 25, a double barrel-aged 25th Anniversary beer, on Friday, December 4.

Crafted to commemorate a quarter-century of brewing at Clipper City/Heavy Seas, 25 is an English-inspired Strong Ale that was first aged in Bourbon barrels for five months and then transferred to “freshly dumped (local Sagamore) rye whiskey barrels” for an additional three months of aging. Weighing in at a massive 15.5% ABV, 25 is a “complex, undeniably balanced beast that starts with aromas of vanilla, toffee, and marshmallow, morphing into fusel alcohol, licorice and tobacco” while “flavors of dark fruits, brown sugar, and just a hint of spice, lead to cocoa powder, and (of course) whiskey.”

“Much has changed in the MD beer industry since my Dad and I put in the original MD brew pub legislation in 1987. What a ride! 30 years of brewing, first with Sisson’s for 5 years, and now 25 years at Clipper City/Heavy Seas!  I never foresaw a career in business (I was supposed to be an actor), much less in brewing! It has been a blast. I am so grateful to everyone who has supported us along the way. Thanks to everyone – from my partners, my associates, the employees, our wholesalers, and my family. 25 years doesn’t happen without you!”
– Hugh Sisson, Heavy Seas Founder

25 will see at Curbside Release at the Heavy Seas Taproom on December 4 and the brewery will host a Virtual Anniversary Party later that evening at 5 p.m. EST on its Facebook page. Available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, 25 will also hit select craft beer-focused stores located within the brewery’s distribution area in early December 2020. Prost!

Vital Information for 25 from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; December 4, 2020
Style – English-style Strong Ale
ABV – 15.5%
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels for 5 months & then Rye Whiskey barrels for 3 months
Fun Fact – “The 25 label artwork was a collaboration design created by local Baltimore artists, Chris Gipple, of Nightshift Creative, and Owen Murphy, of One Drop Design Studio. Owen Murphy created the Heavy Seas Taproom exclusive beer labels for 2019, and passed the baton to Chris in 2020.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

TrimTab Brewing Set to Release Gallery Series #030 West Coast IPA

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will continue its Gallery Series with the Limited Release of #030 West Coast IPA on Friday, November 20.

Created to take TrimTab’s Gallery Series on a “cruise to the West Coast,” #030 West Coast IPA is a ‘bright” West Coast-style India Pale Ale “packed with Chinook, Citra, El Dorado and Galaxy hops.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, #030 West Coast IPA will send us down the nostalgic “hoppy trails” we have all been secretly longing to travel again.

#030 West Coast IPA will debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on November 20 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within TrimTab’s distribution footprint in Alabama and Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Gallery Series #030 West Coast IPA from TrimTab Brewing

Release – Limited/Gallery Series; November 20, 2020
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Featured Hops – Chinook, Citra, El Dorado & Galaxy
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama & Georgia

DEEP Brewing Co. Schedules Limited Can Release for HYDROSPACE IPA

DEEP Brewing Co. (Tallahassee, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of HYDROSPACE IPA on Saturday, November 21.

Crafted to be a “showcase of [DEEP’s] favorite blend of juicy hop deliciousness,” HYDROSPACE is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring Galaxy, Citra and Mosaic hops. Coming in at 6% ABV, HYDROSPACE offers notes of “sweet mango, passionfruit, and pineapple with the subtle hint of pine resin.”

HYDROSPACE – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will hit the Tasting Room at DEEP Brewing Company (2524 Cathay Court | Tallahassee, Florida) on November 21 and will be available only as long as supplies last. HYDROSPACE is a brewery-exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for HYDROSPACE from DEEP Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; November 21, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Citra & Mosaic
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Kicks Off BADASS Beer Week with Release of Waves of Haze IPA

Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Waves of Haze, a Hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with 3 Sons Brewing Company (Dania Beach, Florida) and Vitamin Sea Brewing (Weymouth, Massachusetts), on Saturday, November 14.

Nothing says BADASS Beer Week, Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s annual celebration of all things badass and beer, quite like a three-way collaboration! Waves of Haze is a “super-silky” Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Citra, Strata, Sultana, and Talus hops. Coming in at 7% ABV, Waves of Haze “delivers big aromas of pink grapefruit, citrus rinds, dried roses, pine resin, & tropical fruits” alongside “crashing flavors of juicy chunks of pineapple, citrus, and pine.”

Waves of Haze – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – will drop at Tampa Bay Brewing Company’s Westchase and Ybor Taproom locations on November 14 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. Waves of Haze is a taproom-exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Waves of Haze from Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Vitamin Sea Brewing & 3 Sons Brewing Company

Release – Limited; November 14, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Citra, Strata, Sultana & Talus
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Lawson’s Finest Liquids & WhistlePig Whiskey Collaborate on Barrel-Aged Maple Brown Ale

Lawson’s Finest Liquids (Waitsfield, Vermont) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Maple Brown Ale Aged in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Barrels, a special collaboration with WhistlePig Whiskey (Shoreham, Vermont), on Friday, November 13.

Carefully crafted as “an experimental spirits project” between Lawson’s and WhistlePig, Maple Brown Ale Aged in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Barrels is an Imperial Brown Ale “made with Vermont Maple Syrup from Purinton Maple and Supply of Huntington, Vermont and aged in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey barrels.” Weighing in at a slow-sippin’ 12.5% ABV, this Maple Brown Ale is a true showcase of three of Vermont’s finest products.

Maple Brown Ale Aged in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Barrels will debut in the Taproom at Lawson’s Finest Liquids on November 13 and will enter distribution shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Vermont. Prost!

Vital Information for Maple Brown Ale Aged in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Barrels from Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Release – Limited; November 13, 2020
Style – Imperial Brown Ale
ABV – 12.5%
Added Ingredients – Vermont Maple Syrup
Treatment – Aged in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Vermont only

Burial Beer Co. Set for Limited Return of Transformative Disfiguration DIPA

Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Transformative Disfiguration Double IPA on November 11, 2020.

Known to be “one of [Burial’s] very favorite Heavy Resin concoctions,” Transformative Disfiguration is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale “double dry-hopped with Strata, Galaxy, Riwaka and Wai-Iti, and a final dose of Simcoe Cryo.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV, Transformative Disfiguration provides a sensory experience that resembles a “pint of mango limeade, topped with crushed pineapple candies and followed by resinous pulls of sticky sativa.”

Transformative Disfiguration – packaged in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for $19 each – will be available for online presale for pickup at Burial Beer Co.’s Asheville taproom and Raleigh taproom at noon on November 11 (proxies are welcome). If any cans survive the presale, the brewery will release those in their online shop for nationwide shipping on November 12 at noon. Transformative Disfiguration will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Transformative Disfiguration from Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; November 11, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Featured Hops – Strata, Galaxy, Riwaka, Wai-Iti & Simcoe Cryo
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($19 each)
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Second Self Beer Co. Goes Barleywine Heavy to Celebrate 6th Anniversary

Second Self Beer Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it will commemorate its Sixth Anniversary with the Limited Release of Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 and Malternate Universe during the week of Halloween from Wednesday, October 28 to Saturday, October 31.

Nothing says it is time to celebrate like breaking out a couple fine barleywines and Second Self Beer Co. is doing just that with the release of the following two anniversary offerings (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 – An American Barleywine aged in wet high rye bourbon barrels. It follows Second Self’s highly acclaimed Manic Pixie Dream Beer #1 in 2017, but it certainly deserves its own spotlight. With forward oak and spice nose and caramel and vanilla notes deriving from the malt and barrel used to brew it, Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 is a slow-sipper that opens as it warms up. Hints of sweet, dark cherry lighten the overall body of the beer, creating a slightly boozy finish. ABV – 12%
  • Malternate Universe (9% ABV) – A Barleywine that pours a rich amber color with a nice tan head. Sweet aromas of caramel, brown sugar and English toffee give the decadent beer a full mouthfeel with tons of flavor. Tasting notes include fig, raisin and molasses. ABV – 9%

“A beer can only be a ‘Manic Pixie Dream Beer’ if it is truly an exception, and we’re confident this second version may just be the best beer we’ve released since Manic Pixie Dream Beer #1,” says Co-Founder and Beer Architect Jason Santamaria. “We’re proud to introduce our beer fans to Malternate Universe as well, and we’re looking forward to celebrating our anniversary over these two new launches with our Atlanta community.”

Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 and Malternate Universe will be a part of a Double Release taking place at Second Self Beer Co.’s Westside Taproom from Wednesday, October 28 through Saturday, October 31, but you can go ahead pre-order your stash now by clicking here. Only 400 Anniversary Bundles – with Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 packaged in 750ml bottles and Malternate Universe in 16 oz. cans – will be available for purchase during this release, so make sure that you secure your bundle as soon as possible. Prost!

TrimTab Brewing & Hidden Springs Ale Works Collaborate on Glow Up! Sour Ale

TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Glow Up!, a Sour Ale brewed in collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida), on Tuesday, October 13.

Inspired by the Hummingbird Cake, Glow Up! is a Pastry Sour that has been dosed with additions of banana, pineapple, nut flour, cinnamon and milk sugar. Coming in at 6% ABV, Glow Up! is a decadent tropical treat that is both a little tart and a little sweet.

Glow Up! – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will debut in the Tasting Gallery at TrimTab Brewing on October 13 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. There is no word at this time as to whether or not this Limited Release will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Glow Up! from TrimTab Brewing & Hidden Springs Ale Works

Release – Limited; October 13, 2020
Style – Pastry Sour Ale
ABV – 6%
Added Ingredients – Banana, pineapple, nut flour, cinnamon & milk sugar
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft

Heavy Seas Beer & Rheb’s Candies Collaborate on Jimmy Truffle Dessert Stout

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Curbside Can Release of Jimmy Truffle Dessert Stout, a special collaboration project with Rheb’s Candies (Baltimore, Maryland), on Friday, October 23.

Developed to capture the full sensory experience found in Rheb’s iconic jimmy truffles, Jimmy Truffle is an Imperial Milk Stout that combines a hefty malt base with lactose, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup and 35 pounds of jimmies (“don’t you dare call them chocolate sprinkles!”). Weighing in at 8% ABV, Jimmy Truffle is “a luscious, chocolatey treat of a beer that’s perfect for a cool, autumn night.”

“Chocolate Jimmies are easily my favorite ice cream topping. So, when I was introduced to Rheb’s Jimmy Truffles, I became an instant fan. We tried to bring that same delectable chocolate candy experience to a beer. We used significant amounts of roasted barley, chocolate, vienna, and dark crystal malts, along with cacao powder, chocolate syrup and 35 lbs of jimmies, a touch of earthy English hops, and lactose – to produce one candilicious brew.”
– Christopher Leonard, Heavy Seas Brewmaster

“We are more than honored to be in collaboration with an outstanding local brewery! Heavy Seas and Rheb’s Candy–nothing comes close to Baltimore culture better than this! A big thanks to Heavy Seas for this opportunity!”
– Jarrod Bradley of Rheb’s Candies

Jimmy Truffle will be released curbside at Heavy Seas Beer on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. This Limited Release will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans as long as supplies last. Jimmy Truffle is a brewery exclusive release and will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Jimmy Truffle from Heavy Seas Beer & Rheb’s Candies

Release – Limited; October 23 & 24, 2020
Style – Imperial Milk Stout/Dessert Stout
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Lactose, cacao powder, chocolate syrup & 35 lbs. of jimmies
Fun Fact – “The Jimmy Truffle label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Chris Gipple, of Nightshift Creative, who also designed Heavy Seas’ 24 Anniversary beer label this past December. All the taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Chris in 2020.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Hidden Springs Ale Works & BarrieHaus Beer Co. Collaborate on Crispy Treatz Pastry Lager

Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Crispy Treatz, a Rice Krispies Treats-inspired Pastry Lager brewed in collaboration with BarrieHaus Beer Co. (Tampa, Florida), at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29.

First the pastry bois came for our Stouts. Their advances continued, things progressed, and our Kettle Sours then fell victim to their lactose lovin’, adjunct-obsessed ways. Now, in the year of our Pastry Lord 2020, Lagers are no longer safe . . . and we have Hidden Springs Ale Works and BarrieHaus Beer Co. to thank for this development: Crispy Treatz, a Pastry Lager loaded down with marshmallows. Dripping with nostalgia, Crispy Treatz (4.7% ABV) will bring back all those feels you got that day you discovered your mom snuck a Rice Krispies Treat into your lunch bag. (Remember how cool you felt when all the other kids looked at you from across the lunch table with eyes filled with envy? We remember.)

Cans of Crispy Treatz will drop at Hidden Springs Ale Works (1631 N Franklin St | Tampa, Florida) at 3 p.m. on September 29, but you can pre-order online now by clicking here. This Limited Release will be available at the brewery only in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans for $18 each (limit of six 4-packs per person). Prost!

Vital Information for Crispy Treatz from Hidden Springs Ale Works & BarrieHaus Beer Co.

Release – Limited; September 29, 2020
Style – Pastry Lager
ABV – 4.7%
Added Ingredients – Marshmallows
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans ($18 each)
Limit – Six 4-packs per person
Pre-Order Link – http://hiddenspringsaleworks.com/cans-togo
Distribution – None. Available at Hidden Springs Ale Works only