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

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