Heavy Seas Beer Releases Great’er Pumpkin & Pumpkin Latte Variant

GreaterPumpkin12ozBottle2019Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its long-standing Great’er Pumpkin and the new, draft-only Great’er Pumpkin Latte variant during the first week of September 2019.

Returning to once again serve as the fall release in Heavy Seas Beer’s Uncharted Waters Series, Great’er Pumpkin is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale that offers “aromas of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove . . . while British crystal malt, brown sugar, and pumpkin add a sense of weight and body.”  Time spent resting in Bourbon barrels then rounds off the flavor profile of Great’er Pumpkin (10% ABV) by adding “notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon.”

Designed to give the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) crowd something to get excited about in 2019, Great’er Pumpkin Latte takes the Great’er Pumpkin base beer and ages it in Bourbon barrels with “locally roasted coffee and vanilla beans.”  Lactose completes the PSL experience by adding “a creamy, steamed milk-like flavor to this complex and decadent brew.”

Both versions of Great’er Pumpkin are scheduled to roll out during the first week of September and will stick around as long as supplies last.  The original Great’er Pumpkin will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas’ distribution footprint.  Great’er Pumpkin Latte is a draft-only release that will only see distribution in select markets.  Prost!

Vital Information for Great’er Pumpkin from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Uncharted Waters Series; September 2019
Style – Pumpkin Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 37

Malts – 2-Row, Wheat & Crystal Malt
Hops – Mt. Hood
Suggested Pairings – “Pairs well with crisp autumn weather, crunchy fallen leaves, and the knowledge that your kids will be asleep soon so you can raid their Halloween candy bags.”
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.hsbeer.com/beerfinder

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Heavy Seas Beer Set to Drop ‘Dat Booty Doe’ Oktoberfest as Next Taproom Exclusive

DatBootyArtHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that Dat Booty Doe – an Oktoberfest-style Lager brewed in collaboration with Reagan and Bethany from Mix 106.5 FM’s “The MIX Morning Show” – will release on Friday, September 20.

Tapped to be the next release in Heavy Seas’ Taproom Exclusive Series, Dat Booty Doe is an Oktoberfest-style Lager that is meant to be “a bit maltier than you might normally find, with loads of bready, biscuity Munich malt, and balanced with just the right amount of Noble European hops (Hallertau in particular).”  Clocking in at an easy drinking 5.5% ABV, Dat Booty Doe “provides just the right amount of flavor and drinkability” for a fall afternoon or evening.

Since this collaboration beer is meant to reflect Reagan and Bethany’s shared passion for both craft beer and community, a “portion of all draft beer sales during the release event and sales of Dat Booty Doe 4-packs will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Reagan and Bethany from the local Baltimore radio station, Mix 106.5, on our next can release,” says Heavy Seas Media & Communications Manager, Christine Shaffer.

“They have been so much fun to collaborate with. Reagan and Bethany embody the Fearless. Bold. Independent spirit we encourage at Heavy Seas. We love their enthusiasm for craft beer and commitment to giving back to the community, so a portion of the sales from this release will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.”

Dat Booty Doe is scheduled to debut at a Release Event on September 20 at the Heavy Seas Brewery and will hang around only as long as supplies last. This Taproom Exclusive offering will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft. Dat Booty Doe will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Dat Booty Doe from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Taproom Exclusive Series; September 20, 2019
Style – Märzen/Oktoberfest
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Ingredients – Munich malts & Noble European hops
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “The label artwork was designed by local artist, Owen Murphy, of One Drop Design Studio in Baltimore, MD. All of the Heavy Seas Taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Owen in 2019.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only

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(left to right): Bethany Linderman (Mix 106.5 Host), Brett Hagood (Heavy Seas Head Brewer) Christopher Leonard (Heavy Seas Brewmaster), Reagan Warfield (Mix 106.5 Host)

Heavy Seas Beer Serves Up Scoops Milkshake IPA as Next Limited Release

ScoopsCanLabelMockHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Taproom Exclusive Release of Scoops, a Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA, on August 16.

Crafted to be an “indulgent twist” on the India Pale Ale, Scoops is a Milkshake-style IPA brewed with “loads of chocolate and vanilla for decadence and sweetness, and lactose for a rich & creamy finish.” Weighing in at just 5.5% ABV and 40 IBUs, the “surprisingly drinkable” Scoops is “an IPA lover’s dessert dream come true.”

“A rich, decadent Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA, this beer was brewed with imported English Maris Otter, Chocolate, Black, and Crystal malts along with a hefty portion of flaked oats,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Almost 10 lbs per barrel of milk sugar (lactose), more than a pound per barrel of imported cocoa nibs, and just the right amount (which is A LOT) of vanilla blend to make this brew silky smooth deliciousness. Oh, and don’t forget the IPA part. We used only English hops to provide a unique earthy dry finish to balance the luscious flavors and make this beer surprisingly drinkable.”

Scoops Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA will debut in the Heavy Seas Taproom on Friday, August 16. This Taproom Exclusive offering will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft. Scoops will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Scoops Chocolate Vanilla Twist Milkshake IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Taproom Exclusive Series; August 16, 2019
Style – Milkshake India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 40
Malts – English Maris Otter, Chocolate, Black, Crystal & Flaked Oats
Added Ingredients – Lactose, cocoa nibs & vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only

Heavy Seas Beer Brings the Local Flavor with Taproom Release of Bmore Snoball Egg Custard Blonde Ale

BmoreSnoballSquareHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will release Bmore Snoball, an Egg Custard Blonde Ale, as its newest Taproom Exclusive on Friday, July 26.

“Egg Custard” might seem like an interesting flavor choice for a Limited Release Blonde Ale, but Bmore Snoball has local history behind it as it is inspired by “the original snoball flavor of Baltimore that was introduced when ice was first made available for commercial use during the Industrial Revolution.” As ice blocks were transported across the East Coast during that time, many of those shipments passed through Baltimore. Children in the area would often request ice shavings to cool them off during the summer months, and their mothers eventually “decided to start making syrups to flavor the ice by using a recipe of vanilla, sugar, and eggs. Today, the flavor is just named Egg Custard and is simply a golden colored vanilla syrup (it does not taste like eggs).”

Now that we are all caught up on the history and inspiration behind Bmore Snoball (5.5% ABV), here’s what the brewery has to say about what you can expect from the beer itself:

“We used imported, nutty Maris Otter Pale malt as the base for this Blonde Ale inspired by the classic Baltimore summer treat,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “A touch of Munich Malt provides a hint of bready character to go with a whisper of Strisselspalt hops. To replicate the Egg Custard Snoball flavor, we’ve added vanilla (LOTS of vanilla!) and just a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon. The result is a beer with a comforting aroma, a sweet dessert-like start and a surprisingly soft finish.”

Bmore Snoball will make its debut on July 26 in the Heavy Seas Tap Room. This Taproom Exclusive offering will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  Bmore Snoball will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Bmore Snoball from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Taproom Exclusive Series; July 26, 2019
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 4
Added Ingredients – Vanilla, nutmeg & cinnamon
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only

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Heavy Seas Beer Introduces E.Krispers Cider

EKrispersCanFinalHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) – an extension of Clipper City Imports, a division of Clipper City Brewing LP – has officially announced the launch of E.Krispers Cider in the United States.

Developed with the use of “100% Cider Apples”, E.Krispers Cider is a traditional English-style Cider made with “thirty four different varieties of apples [that come] together to give this cider it’s refreshing taste.”  Cider fans can expect E.Krispers (5% ABV) to offer “a unique bittersweet flavor that’s fruit-focused, crisp, and balanced with a classic finish.”

To ensure that they are crafting the best cider possible, Heavy Seas Beer went “directly to the source where traditional cider apples are readily available . . . to produce E.Krispers in Devon, England under the supervision of Cider Maker Barny Butterfield, (Owner and Cider Maker of Sandford Orchards).”  This decision has made it so Heavy Seas can have consistent “access to these traditional cider apple varietals that are not readily available in the US.”

“To grow the cider market in the US, we saw the need for a brand that will have the quality of a cider made from 100% cider apples. Cider apples have the attributes of sweetness, acidity and tannin needed to produce great, nuanced cider. E.Krispers is made from those apples,” said Barny Butterfield, Owner and Cider Maker of Sandford Orchards.

 

“It is exciting to see how much progress has been made to grow demand for cider in America,” said Dan Kopman, CEO at Heavy Seas Beer. “To add fuel to the fire, we need to establish a new price point that reflects both the quality and approachability of cider as an alternative to other alcoholic beverages. We are targeting price points at $8.99 per six pack,” said Kopman. “This will attract new cider drinkers, critical to category growth.”

E.Krispers Cider is actively launching in the U.S. now and will have Year-Round availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans.  You can expect to find this new offering at cider-friendly establishments located throughout the Heavy Seas Beer distribution footprint.  Prost!

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Heavy Seas Beer Kicks Off Summer with Sun Burst Sour Ale

SunBurstCan2019 (1)Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that Sun Burst Sour Ale will join its Limited Release portfolio in July.

Developed to help us all “cool down with a bright burst of tart berry refreshment”, Sun Burst is an American Sour Ale with raspberry and lemon and “just the right hop bite and a light malt base that’s all beer, and 100% summer.”  Weighing in at a light and easy drinking 4.5% ABV, Sun Burst is truly “a burst of raspberry lemon sunshine!”

Sun Burst is scheduled to roll out in July and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sun Burst from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; July 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 10
Malts – 2-Row, Raw Wheat, Oats
Hops – Strisselspalt
Added Ingredients – Raspberry & lemon
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.hsbeer.com/beerfinder

Heavy Seas Beer Sets Date for Taproom Exclusive Can Release of En Route Brut

EnRouteSquareHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that will begin the taproom exclusive can release of En Route Brut IPA on Friday, June 21.

Surfacing as the fourth Limited Release offering to come out of Heavy Seas’ 15 Barrel Brewhouse, En Route Brut is a Brut-style India Pale Ale brewed with yuzu juice and dry hopped with “heavy . . . doses of Citra and Mosaic.” Clocking in at a refreshing 6% ABV, the “incredibly dry” En Route Brut is guaranteed to “set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul.” 

“Our newest creation, En Route Brut IPA, is an incredibly dry, quenching, hoppy brew with virtually no residual sugar,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Wonderfully aromatic, heavy dry hop doses of Citra and Mosaic hops also provide a soft, subdued bitterness. The addition of first pressed yuzu juice exacerbates the magnificent citrus bouquet, redolent of pink grapefruit and exotic fruits. A fine carbonation and fluffy white head add to this champagne-esque experience.”

En Route Brut will officially release in the Heavy Seas Taproom on Friday, June 21, 2019.  This taproom exclusive offering will be available for purchase in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  En Route Brut will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for En Route Brut from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; June 21, 2019
Style – Brut India Pale Ale
ABV – 6%
Featured Hops – Citra & Mosaic
Added Ingredients – Yuzu juice
Fun Fact – “The En Route Brut label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Owen Murphy, of One Drop Design Studio. All the taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Owen in 2019.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Taproom only

 

 

Heavy Seas Beer Adds Red Flag Barrel Aged Sour to Uncharted Waters Series

RedFlag12ozBottle2019x200Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that Red Flag Barrel Aged Sour Ale will debut in June 2019 as newest offering to come out of the brewery’s Uncharted Waters Series.

Surfacing as the “first sour offering in the Uncharted Waters series”, Red Flag is an American Sour Ale that was “brewed in the classic Flemish Red style” and “aged in stainless and then moved to bourbon and red wine barrels for further maturing.”  When the beer was deemed properly aged and rested, the barrels were then “hand selected and blended to create the most complex and seductive sour ale possible.”  Coming in at a smooth-sipping 8% ABV, Red Flag ” delights with sweet malt tones, complex fruit undertones, and a deliciously tart finish.”

“We are very excited about Red Flag, as it is the first barrel aged beer we’ve produced with wild yeast and bacteria,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “Red Flag is inspired by the tart, dry, Sour Red and Brown ales of Flanders. Ultimately, it will be a blend of six different batches of ‘sour’ beer aged in 4 different ‘styles’ of barrels. It’s been quite a complicated, but exciting process. Blending all of these similar but different barrels and ‘fresh beer’ to create one dynamic, complex, mysterious, funky, tart offering has been an amazing journey for us. And, as a bonus, we will be holding on to some of the beer in barrels to allow for some fun, interesting blending down the road. We don’t yet know when or how, but I have no doubt we’ll find a way to use these in more fascinating projects in the future!”

Red Flag is scheduled to roll out in June and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Red Flag Barrel Aged Sour Ale from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Uncharted Waters Series, June 2019
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 5
Malts – 2-Row, CaraMedium, CaraDark & CaraExtraDark
Hops – Strisselspalt 
Treatment – “Aged in stainless and then moved to bourbon and red wine barrels for further maturing”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

Heavy Seas Beer Announces Return of Smooth Sail, Debut of Mixed Berry Variant

33273043388_e00929ccea_zHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that Smooth Sail Summer Ale will make its Seasonal return in April alongside the extremely limited, draft-only release of Mixed Berry Smooth Sail.

Back again to serve as Heavy Seas‘ Summer Seasonal, Smooth Sail is an American Wheat Ale brewed with lemon and orange peel to provide a “citrus kick” in the finish.  Clocking in at just 4.5% ABV, the “refreshingly delicious” 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 and a frothy head,” 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.”

New in 2019, Mixed Berry Smooth Sail ups the fruit factor of its base beer – the aforementioned Smooth Sail – with additions of raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries.  Mixed Berry Smooth Sail will only be available for a limited time.

Smooth Sail Summer Ale and Mixed Berry Smooth Sail are both scheduled to release in April 2019, but Mixed Berry Smooth Sail is a draft-only release that will only be pouring for a limited time in select markets found within Heavy Seas’ distribution footprint.  Smooth Sail Summer Ale will be available through September with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Smooth Sail Summer Ale from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Seasonal, April – September 2019
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 – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

Heavy Seas Beer Sets Date for Taproom Release of Joose Cannon

45718056452_40d9331d94_z (2)Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will release Joose Cannon, a Hazy Juicy IPA brewed with tangerine, exclusively in its taproom on March 8, 2019.

Arriving as the first offering to come out of Heavy Seas’ 15 bbl brewhouse in 2019, Joose Cannon is a Hazy Juicy India Pale Ale that serves as “an exciting twist on [the brewery’s] flagship IPA, Loose Cannon.”  With a hefty amount of oats and wheat supplying the haze, Joose Cannon (7.25% ABV) goes next level with huge tropical and citrus aromas sourced from “an alternate dry-hopping procedure, along with tangerine puree and massive doses of Citra and Simcoe hops.”

“After developing Citra Cannon, we decided we should take the ‘Juicy IPA’ concept to another level. Thus, Joose Cannon was born,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “I was blown away by the aroma and bright, fresh flavor of the tangerine puree, so incorporating it into Joose Cannon was a no-brainer. We’re having a lot of fun with the releases on the 15 bbl brewhouse so far and I am confident this one will make a lot of people very happy!”

Joose Cannon will release exclusively in the Heavy Seas Taproom on Friday, March 8 with availability in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  This Limited Release offering will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Joose Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Taproom Exclusive; March 8, 2019
Style – Hazy Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.25%
Hops – Warrior, Simcoe & Citra
Malts – Marris Otter, Oats, Malted Wheat, Munich & Caramalt
Fun Fact – “The Joose Cannon label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Owen Murphy, of One Drop Design Studio, who also designed Heavy Seas’ 23 Anniversary beer label this past December. All the taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Owen in 2019.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None/Taproom Exclusive