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

 

 

 

Heavy Seas Beer Introduces Night Swell Dark IPA as Latest Limited Release

NightSwellCan2019Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Night Swell Dark IPA in October 2019.

Developed to make “even the most hardened hop heads feel the pull of the darkness,” Night Swell is a Dark India Pale Ale featuring a “nor’easter blast of hoppy aromas [combining] with a warming dark roast and rich malt sweetness for a full-flavored, full-bodied IPA that stretches the boundaries of the style.” Coming in at 7.5% ABV and 71 IBUs, Night Swell advises that you “surrender to the darkness and ride the swell.”

Night Swell is scheduled to debut in October 2019 and will hang around for a limited time.  You can expect to find this new Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Night Swell Dark IPA from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; October 2019
Style – Black India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 71
Hops – Chinook, Centennial, Citra & Simcoe
Malts – 2-Row, Amber Dark Crystal, Brown & Caramalt
Recommended Glassware – IPA glass or nonic pint
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

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

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