Heavy Seas Beer Expands Joose Cannon Series with Taproom Exclusive Release of Key Lime Pie IPA

45718056452_40d9331d94_cHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will soon hold a Limited Release for Joose Cannon: Key Lime Pie IPA.  The exact release date for this offering is currently undetermined due to concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dropping as the third release in Heavy Seas Beer’s Joose Cannon Series of “hazier, juicer” takes on the brewery’s flagship Loose Cannon IPA, Joose Cannon: Key Lime Pie IPA is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale brewed with “key lime for zest and lactose for creaminess” to mimic the “sweet and tart flavors of key lime pie.”  Coming in at 7.25% ABV, Joose Cannon: Key Lime Pie IPA is “a little slice of sunshine on a rainy, spring day.”

“The third beer in our Joose Cannon series is a take on one of my favorite desserts,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Key lime pie has that indulgent, satisfying quality while still being refreshing and fun. We’ve used Lotus and Citra hops, along with lactose, twelve gallons of fresh key lime juice, and yes, graham crackers in the mash. Hopefully folks will find the beer as refreshing, satisfying and fun as I find the pie!”

Since Heavy Seas Beer has temporarily closed its taproom in the interest of public safety as we all deal with this Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the previously set release date for Joose Cannon: Key Lime Pie IPA has been postponed indefinitely.  We will be sure to update you here once Heavy Seas sets a new release date.

Joose Cannon: Key Lime Pie IPA will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft as long as supplies last.  This Limited Release offering is a taproom exclusive release and will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Joose Cannon: Key Lime Pie IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Joose Cannon Series
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.25%
Featured Hops – Lotus & Citra
Added Ingredients – Key lime juice, lactose & graham crackers
Fun Fact – “The Joose Cannon: Key Lime Pie 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 & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only release

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
Beer Finder – https://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

Heavy Seas Beer Launches Two New TropiCannon IPA Variants to Feature in New Mixed 12-Pack

TropiCannonCan2019Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will soon launch a new TropiCannon 12-Pack Can Sampler that will include two brand new variants of its fan-favorite TropiCannon Citrus IPA: TropiCannon Pineapple IPA and TropiCannon Mango Lime IPA.

Developed to give hopheads a good mix of refreshing IPA options to enjoy throughout the hottest months of the year, the TropiCannon Can Sampler is Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that features three versions of TropiCannon Citrus IPA (7.25% ABV) – a fruited variant of the brewery’s flagship Loose Cannon IPA that amps things up with “a full blast of blood orange, grapefruit, mango and lemon flavor.”  TropiCannon Pineapple IPA and TropiCannon Mango Lime IPA – two brand new TropiCannon variants created specifically for the TropiCannon Can Sampler – take everything that is great about TropiCannon Citrus IPA and add their own tropical, fruit-filled twists to the experience.

The TropiCannon Can Sampler will include six 12 oz. cans of the original TropiCannon Citrus IPA, three 12 oz. cans of TropiCannon Pineapple IPA, and three 12 oz. cans of TropiCannon Mango Lime IPA.

TropiCannon is such an exciting beer for us at Heavy Seas,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Its fans are extremely passionate about the beer. Because they are so energetic, we wanted to give them something to get even more excited about. We developed two unique variations – Pineapple and Mango Lime – that are very much in keeping with the TropiCannon spirit. It’s a great way to kick off spring and hopefully enjoy ‘Tropi’, as we call it, in two new fun ways.”

The TropiCannon Can Sampler will officially launch in mid-to-late March and is scheduled to hang around through September 2020.  You can expect to find this new Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution area.  TropiCannon Pineapple IPA and TropiCannon Mango Lime IPA will also have limited availability on draft at select locations.  Prost!

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Heavy Seas Beer Set for Taproom Release of Bottomless Mimosa Sour

45718056452_40d9331d94_cHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Taproom Exclusive Release of Bottomless Mimosa Sour, the brewery’s second release from its 15 Barrel Brewhouse in 2020, on February 21.

Inspired by the “perfect balance” found in everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail, Bottomless is a mimosa-inspired Sour Ale “brewed to be pleasantly dry like champagne, but juicy and tart like orange juice.” Coming in at 7.25% ABV, Bottomless is here to make it so “Sunday brunch will never be the same.”

“Our newest Taproom release is a play on the Mimosa,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “We’ve brewed an extremely dry beer, brut if you will, with the addition of some flaked rice to give it extreme drinkability and a touch of that creamy mouth feel one gets from champagne. We’ve added a solid dose of orange juice and just enough citric acid to provide a tart balance. At 7.25% ABV, it’s what one would expect in a super fun, tasty, brunch-inspired brew.”

Bottomless will debut in the Heavy Seas Taproom on Friday, February 21.  This Taproom Exclusive offering will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft during the release.  Bottomless will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Bottomless Mimosa Sour from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Taproom Exclusive Series; February 21, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.25%
Fun Fact – “The Bottomless 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 & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only

Heavy Seas Beer’s Blackbeard’s Breakfast Returns in 2020 with Tiramisu Variant

BlackbeardsBreakfast12ozBottle2019Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will release the 2020 edition of its Blackbeard’s Breakfast Bourbon Barrel-aged Porter alongside a draft-only tiramisu variant in February.

Crafted to be a “new world twist” on the Robust Porter, Blackbeard’s Breakfast is an Imperial Porter brewed with Dark Sumatra coffee sourced from Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company and aged in Bourbon barrels. The beer’s English malts provide “strong notes of caramel and a slight nut character” that pair beautifully with the “bourbon notes and the sumptuous Sumatran Coffee.” Extremely “flavorful and complex”, Blackbeard’s Breakfast (10% ABV) is guaranteed to “please coffee and beer connoisseurs alike.”

To put a decadent spin on Blackbeard’s Breakfast in 2020, the Heavy Seas brewing team approached Tiramisu Blackbeard’s Breakfast by “[playing] up the coffee flavor already present, and used a special chocolate-forward espresso roasted just for this beer.” Lactose was then added to the recipe to impart a “luxurious mouthfeel and sweetness you’d expect from a delectable slice of tiramisu, and imported cocoa nibs and cocoa powder punch up the chocolate aroma and flavor.”  Coming in at smooth-sipping 10% ABV, Tiramisu Blackbeard’s Breakfast is here to remind us all that “there’s always room for dessert.”

Blackbeard’s Breakfast and Tiramisu Blackbeard’s Breakfast are both scheduled to release in February and will hang around for as long as supplies last.  The original Blackbeard’s Breakfast will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution footprint.  Tiramisu Blackbeard’s Breakfast is a draft-only release that will only be available in select markets.  Prost!

Vital Information for Blackbeard’s Breakfast from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Uncharted Waters Series; February 2020
Style – Imperial Porter
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 40
Malts – 2-Row, UK Amber, Vienna, Light Crystal, Dark Crystal, Chocolate Malt & Black Malt
Hops – Target & UK Goldings
Added Ingredients – Dark Sumatra coffee from Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

Heavy Seas Beer Schedules Taproom Release of Dry January Hazy IPA

45718056452_40d9331d94_cHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Taproom Exclusive Release of Dry January Hazy IPA on Friday, January 17.

Surfacing as the first can release to come out of the brewery’s 15 Barrel Brewhouse in 2020, Dry January is a Hazy India Pale Ale brewed with acai and pomegranate to give you “all the fruity juiciness you desire, without the smoothie bowl.”  Containing plenty of booze at 10% ABV, Dry January is the perfect way to celebrate “Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day” on January 17.

Dry January Hazy IPA will debut in the Heavy Seas Taproom on Friday, January 17.  This Taproom Exclusive offering will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft during the release. Dry January will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Dry January Hazy IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Taproom Exclusive Series; January 17, 2020
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
Hops – Amarillo, Idaho 7, Mosaic, El Dorado & Citra
Added Ingredients – Acai & pomegranate
Fun Fact – “The Dry January 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 & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only

Heavy Seas Beer Kicks Off the New Year with Release of Hydra’s Haze IPA

HydrasHaze12ozCanMockHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will introduce Hydra’s Haze, a Limited Release Hazy IPA, in January 2020.

Surfacing as “one of [Heavy Seas’] haziest beers yet,” Hydra’s Haze is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring a “dank aroma” and “powerful citrus finish” thanks to a hop bill comprised of “a ridiculous amount of Citra, Galaxy and Enigma hops.”  Coming in at 6% ABV and 68 IBUs, Hydra’s Haze “is one monster of a beer.”

“This beer is a bit hazy from heavy use of wheat and oats,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “It has an incredible, explosive juicy, fruity, citrus aroma from employing almost 3 pounds per barrel of Citra, Galaxy, and Enigma hops. It is soft on the [palate], with a subtle bitterness but a very high hop flavor. The finish is on the dry side, with a slight lingering sweetness and floral, grapefruit trail. Everything about Hydra’s Haze screams ‘drink me’, from the striking green packaging, to the alluring foggy appearance, to the sense tingling nose. We’ve only brewed a (relatively) small amount, so make sure you get some when you see it in cans or on draft, as it will be gone before spring kicks into full bloom!”

Hydra’s Haze is scheduled to launch in January 2020 and will hang around only as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hydra’s Haze from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; launching January 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 68
Hops – Citra, Galaxy & Enigma
Malts – 2-Row, Malted Wheat & Oats
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

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Heavy Seas Beer Continues Joose Cannon Series with Limited Release of Froot Joose IPA

45718056452_40d9331d94_cHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Release for Froot Joose IPA in its taproom on Friday, November 22.

Arriving as the second release in Heavy Seas Beer’s Joose Cannon Series – experimental twists on the brewery’s flagship Loose Cannon IPA – and the final release from its 15 Barrel Brewhouse in 2019, Froot Joose IPA is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that “utilizes Citra, Galaxy and Enigma for insane tropical juiciness inspired by the flavors of fruit punch.”  Coming in at 7.25% ABV and “bursting with notes of pineapple and citrus fruits,” Froot Joose IPA is a little luau in a can. Aloha!”

“Joose Cannon Fruit Punch or as we like to say, Froot Joose, is the inspiration for our newest hazy IPA,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Galaxy, Enigma, and Citrus hops lead the charge up this fruit juicy hill, with Guava, Apricot, Mango, Apple, Pineapple, Orange and Cherry juices joining the party to create a fun “punchy” brew that is sure to please. 7.25% ABV, 45 IBU’s support the myriad fruity aromas and flavors. Oats and wheat are in there too, sure, but they’re just along for the ride!”

Froot Joose IPA – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – will debut in the Heavy Seas Taproom on November 22 and will hang around only as long as supplies last.  This Limited Release offering is a taproom exclusive release and will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Froot Joose IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; November 22, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.25%
IBUs – 45
Featured Hops – Citra, Galaxy & Enigma
Fun Fact – “The Joose Cannon label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Owen Murphy, of One Drop Design Studio, who has designed all of the taproom exclusive beer labels in 2019. Owen also designed Heavy Seas’ 23 Anniversary beer label last December.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only release

Heavy Seas Beer Brews Up a Quadruple IPA to Serve as its 24 Anniversary Ale

IMG_0308Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will recognize 24 years of craft brewing with the Limited Release of 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA in early December 2019.

Created to be Heavy Seas Beer’s “really big way of saying thank you” to their fans for 24 years of support, 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA is a Hazy/Juicy Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with “x4 the hops” – a ridiculous amount of Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy and Enigma hops to be exact.  Weighing in at a rather massive 14% ABV and “bursting with notes of grapefruit, orange and ripe stone fruit,” 24 Anniversary Ale “brings a juiciness to every celebration.”

“Heavy Seas is known for making robust, powerful beers and a wide variety of IPA’s,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Recently, we’ve also been having a lot of fun with hazy, juicy, hoppy beers that have been well received. So, we decided to put it all together for our 24th Anniversary Ale – a 14% ABV, 75 IBU Hazy ‘Quadrupel’ IPA brewed with oats, wheat and hopped to absurd levels with over four pounds per barrel of Citra, Galaxy, Enigma, and Simcoe. There’s enormous buzz in the brewery about this beer. We can’t wait to get it into the hands of all of our fans!”

24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA will debut at the 24th Anniversary Party in the Heavy Seas Taproom on December 6 and will enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for 24 Anniversary Ale: Quadruple IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; December 6, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 14%
IBUs – 65
Hops – Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy & Enigma
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats & Dextrose
Fun Fact – “The 24 Anniversary Ale label artwork was designed by, Chris Gipple, co-founder of Nightshift Creative and designer for Infinite Rot. Chris will be the new local Baltimore artist the brewery will begin working with in 2020. For 2019, local artist, Owen Murphy of One Drop Design Studio, designed both the 23rd Anniversary Ale label and all labels for the brewery’s 15 Barrel Brewhouse taproom exclusive can releases.”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, & West Virginia

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Heavy Seas Beers Set to Release Siren Noire & Coconut Variant

SirenNoire12ozBottle2019Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that the Limited Releases of Siren Noire and Coconut Siren Noire, a highly limited, draft-only variant, will begin in November 2019.

Back to claim its place as the final release of the year in the Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters Series, Siren Noire is an Imperial Stout brewed with a mix of dark malts, Brewers Gold hops, and “almost three pounds of Belgian coco nibs per barrel,” and then aged for “five weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added.”  Weighing in at 9.5% ABV, the alluring Siren Noire “isn’t your father’s chocolate stout.”

New this year to give you a fresh perspective on the long-standing, fan-favorite that is Siren Noire, Coconut Siren Noire starts with a similar base beer but “[forgoes] the vanilla bean addition that the regular Siren Noire has and add a healthy addition of fresh coconut as well as toasted coconut.”  To take the decadence up a notch, dark chocolate is also added to basically make Coconut Siren Noire “a Mounds Bar in a glass!”

Siren Noire and Coconut Siren Noire are both scheduled to release in November 2019 and will hang around as long as supplies last.  Siren Noire will have availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles while Coconut Siren Noire will only be available on draft.  You can expect to find both offerings at select craft beer-focused establishments located in limited markets within Heavy Seas’ distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Siren Noire from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Uncharted Waters Series; November 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 8.5
Malts – 2-Row, Crystal, Chocolate & Roasted Barley
Hops – Brewers Gold
Added Ingredients – Belgian cocoa nibs
Treatment – Aged for five weeks in Bourbon barrels with vanilla beans
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder