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

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Heavy Seas Beer Charts a Course for Summer with Release of Smooth Sail

26336154237_a7e11bfb62_zHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that Smooth Sail Summer Ale will return this month with a refreshed can design and new can wrap.

Back and rocking a fresh look for 2018, Smooth Sail Summer Ale is an American Wheat Ale that is brewed with 20% malted wheat and fermented with “a neutral strain of ‘wheat’ yeast to produce a clean tasting beer that is delicate on the palate.”  To up the refreshment level, the brewers at Heavy Seas also hit the beer with late additions of American hops and toss dried orange and lemon peel into the “hopback to provide a fruity, citrus aroma – without adding sweetness.”  This all results in an easy-drinking Smooth Sail (4.5% ABV) that “finishes with a subtle citrus kick.”

“Because it’s available in cans, it’s the perfect beer for sailing, trips to the park, hiking, or just sitting on the beach with your friends,” says Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “It is the perfect beer for folks with an active outdoor lifestyle during the summer months.”

Smooth Sail Summer Ale is set to roll out in April and will be available through September 2018.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in those new-look 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 Smooth Sail Summer Ale from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Seasonal, April – September 2018
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 18
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat Malt & Carapils
Hops – Warrior, Hallertau & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Lemon & Orange peel
Recommended Glassware – “Can, straight to the face.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Grilled white fish, Citrus, Wild Rice, BBQ”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.hsbeer.com/beerfinder

Heavy Seas Beer Recommissions Smooth Sail as Summer Seasonal

32907064170_abe6a6eae4_zHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has announced that Smooth Sail Summer Ale will return in April as the brewery’s Summer Seasonal.

After a good amount of thought, experimentation and time, the brewers at Heavy Seas developed Smooth Sail Summer Ale with a recipe intended solely for refreshment.  They achieved this goal thanks to the use of more than 20% malted wheat, American hops that were added late in the boil to add a bright but balancing crispness, and “a neutral strain of ‘wheat’ yeast to produce a clean tasting beer that is delicate on the palate.”  To bring it all together, orange and lemon peel finish the beer off with “a fruity, citrus aroma – without adding sweetness.”  When you consider all of the above and the fact that this offering clocks in at a very sessionable 4.5% ABV, Smooth Sail more than lives up to its billing of being a smooth and easy-drinking Summer Ale.

“Because it’s available in cans, it’s the perfect beer for sailing, trips to the park, hiking, or just sitting on the beach with your friends,” says Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “It is the perfect beer for folks with an active outdoor lifestyle during the summer months.”

 

“For anyone who is looking for a good summer drinker, this beer is the one,” says Sisson. “Climb Aboard!”

Smooth Sail Summer Ale will officially hit shelves and taps beginning in late-March/early-April and will hang out throughout the summer months.  This Seasonal offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of the Heavy Seas distribution network.  Once it makes its official return for the summer, be sure to keep Smooth Sail Summer Ale in mind the next time you find yourself in search of the perfect beer to fill the cooler before heading out to the river, lake, beach, etc.  Prost!

Vital Information for Smooth Sail Summer Ale from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Seasonal, April to September 2017
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 18
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat Malt & Carapils
Hops – Warrior, Hallertau & Cascade
Additional Ingredients – Lemon & orange peel
Suggested Pairings – Grilled white fish, citrus, wild rice, & BBQ
Availability – 6-pack of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder