Heavy Seas Beer Sends Word of Approaching Winter Storm

37063461775_31db6d8dcb_zHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has announced that Winter Storm Imperial ESB will officially begin its annual Limited Release in October.

Meant to be a bit of a change of pace from the Porters and Stouts that typically dominate during the fall and winter months, Winter Storm is an Imperial Extra Special Bitter (ESB) that employs the use of “hops from the West Coast and the UK for its pronounced bitterness.”  With “a mix of pale and darker malts” rounding things out with a “tawny color and . . . bigger body”, Winter Storm (7.5% ABV) comes together to be “a perfect beer for fall, especially because of its warming qualities.”

“It was our first international gold medal winning beer,” says Hugh Sisson, Founder of Heavy Seas Beer. “And I’m not supposed to say it, but I think it may be my favorite beer!”

Winter Storm will make landfall in October and hang around through December 2018.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Winter Storm Imperial ESB from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited, October – December 2018
Style – Imperial Extra Special Bitter
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 50 
Hops – Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade & Centennial
Malts – 2-row, Crystal, Caramalt & Chocolate Malt
Suggested Food Pairings – “Brie or Havarti cheese, pan-seared steak, barbecued pork”
Recommended Glassware – Imperial Pint or Snifter 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

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Winter Storm Imperial ESB in the Forecast for Heavy Seas Beer

36922344101_28b8d65284_k_editedHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has announced that Winter Storm Imperial ESB will officially begin its Seasonal return in October.

Drawing on “hops from both the West Coast and the UK for its elegant bitterness”, Winter Storm is a “ruddy hued, richly flavored” Imperial Extra Special Bitter (ESB) that has “subtle aromas of nutty malts, earthy hops, and a trace of cocoa.”  Clocking in at 7.5% ABV, this Limited/Seasonal release “is a perfect beer for fall and winter, especially because of its warming qualities.”

“It was our first international gold medal winning beer,” says brewery Founder, Hugh Sisson. “And I’m not supposed to say it, but I think it may be my favorite beer!”

Winter Storm Imperial ESB will officially arrive in October and hang around through December.  Once it drops, you can expect to find this Limited Release available at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and throughout the rest of Heavy Seas Beer’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Winter Storm Imperial ESB from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited/Seasonal, October through December 2017
Style – Imperial ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 50
Hops – Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade & Centennial
Malts – 2-row, Crystal, Caramalt & Chocolate Malt
Recommended Glassware – Imperial pint or snifter
Suggested Food Pairings – “Brie or Havarti cheese, pan-seared steak, barbecued pork”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://hsbeer.com/beerfinder

Heavy Seas Beer Prepares for Seasonal Return of Winter Storm

winterstormHeavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) recently announced that Winter Storm Imperial ESB is set for release in October.

Winter Storm is the fall/winter seasonal for Heavy Seas and one of the brewery’s most anticipated releases each year.  This Imperial Extra Special Bitter showcases five hop varietals from both the United Kingdom and the West Coast of the United States –  Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade & Centennial hops – to produce an “elegant bitterness.”  Nutty malts supply the beer’s “ruddy” color and provide balance to the earthy hops.  Winter Storm’s comforting and rich flavors make it an ideal choice for the colder months ahead.

“It was our first international gold medal winning beer,” says brewery Founder, Hugh Sisson. “And I’m not supposed to say it, but I think it may be my favorite beer!”

“I also think it’s one of the best beer names ever,” says Sisson. “Every time the winter weather gets iffy, every TV and radio station in the country is advertising the name of our beer for free!”

Winter Storm Imperial ESB will officially release in October and be available into December.  Look for this offering to turn up on draft, cask and in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles at craft beer retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout the 18 state distribution footprint of Heavy Seas.  Prost!

Vital Information for Winter Storm Imperial ESB from Heavy Seas Beer

Availability – Seasonal, October-December
Style – Imperial Extra Special Bitter
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 50
Hops – Warrior, UK Goldings, UK Fuggles, Cascade & Centennial
Malts – 2-row, Crystal, Caramalt & Chocolate Malt
Packaging – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, draft and cask