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Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit, a collaboration with Terrapin

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit, a collaboration with Athens, Georgia based Terrapin Beer Co. is coming this August.

First off, let me tell you Terrapin’s co-founder and brewmaster “Spike” Bucowski loves brewing with rye. Examples – Terrapin Rye Pale, Terrapin Rye Cubed, even the Terrapin/Left Hand Terra-ryezd from 2009. Don’t be surprised that this new collaboration has rye in it.

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit is actually a barrel-aged rye wit, aged in white wine barrels for sixteen weeks. The added wine nuance to this beer is fairly unique for the style.

With aromas of light fruit, spice, and citrus, balanced by a spicy malt backbone, the third installment in the Partner Ships series is sure to delight the senses.

Look for Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit to hit shelves in August in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Rye Beer/Witbier (Wine Barrel Aged)
Hops: Cascade, Amarillo
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Rye, Biscuit

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: August, 2016

6% ABV, 20 IBUs

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Heavy Seas Treasure Fest Oktoberfest debuts this fall

Heavy Seas Treasure Fest, a new Oktoberfest style beer, debuts this July.

Despite the late summer debut date, Heavy Seas Treasure Fest is still designed for fall. The Baltimore based brewery describes this new seasonal as an American spin on the classic German style. That means using traditional imported German malts, and weaving in a blend of German and American hops in the boil and dry-hop.

“…. I’m thrilled to be able to provide a Heavy Seas twist by dry-hopping our interpretation with floral American hops.  It should be no surprise to those familiar with our beers that we’ve boosted the malt bill and abv, to just under 6%, to help keep the robust hopping in balance.  If you like Oktoberfest-style beers and enjoy American IPA’s, this beer just might be the love child hybrid you’ve been waiting for.”  Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard.

Heavy Seas Treasure Fest is a draft and 12 ounce bottle offering, seasonally.

Style: Oktoberfest
Hops: Perle, Hallertau Mittlefrue, Cascade, Palisade, Chinook
Malts: Pale, Vienna, Munich, Caramel Vienna, Biscuit, Caramel Munich

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: Late July, 2016

6% ABV, 40 IBUs

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Heavy Seas Partner Ships Hoppelbock, with Troegs

Heavy Seas Partnerships Hoppelbock

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Hoppelbock is the latest the brewery’s “Partner Ships” Series in 2016. The first release was with Maine Beer Co.

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Hoppelbock is brewed with Hershey, Pennsylvania’s Troegs Independent Brewing. This aggressively hopped doppelbock earned it’s new name, Hoppelbock. Between beers like Troegs Nugget Nectar, and Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, the extra hops make perfect sense.

We’ve added copious amounts of spicy, floral German hops to a ready, rich malt base to create this expression of regional collaborative ingenuity. Employing a generous dose of locally malted barley and massive dry-hopping, this lager can only be categorized as a “Hoppelbock”.

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Hoppelbock is now a 22 ounce bottle, and draft release.

Style: Doppelbock
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: May, 2016

7.25% ABV

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Heavy Seas Plank IV, the 4th in the series

Heavy Seas Plank IV

Heavy Seas Plank IV is the fourth offering to join the brewery’s unique “Plank Project” Series.

Heavy Seas started the Plank Project back in 2011. The project’s concept is to push the boundaries of what wood will do to the base beer’s flavor. The wood’s flavor has been altered/manipulated with heat for a more unique flavor transfer.

To create Heavy Seas Plank IV, the brewery aged a Belgian-style strong ale on four different wood styles that have been kilned, almost to the point of charring, including Poplar, Cherry, Jamaican allspice, Cuban cedar.

A deep garnet hued brew with rich caramel malt flavors dominate the nose and pallet. Fruity esters of plum, raisin, and dates abound,” says Christopher Leonard, Heavy Seas Brewmaster and Operations Manager.  

Heavy Seas Plank IV is available in 22 ounce bottles in March and April in all 18 states the brewery currently distributes.

Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale (w/ Candi Sugar, Cane Sugar, Wood Aged)
Hops: Perle, Hallertau Mittlefrue
Malts: 2-row, Munich, Caramel Munich 60, Caramel Munich 80, Caramel Munich 120, Chocolate

Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: March, 2016

11.25% ABV, 22 IBUs

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Heavy Seas Partner Ships Red IPA, with Maine Beer in February

Heavy Seas Partnerships Red IPA

Heavy Seas will kick off a new series of collaborations in 2016 – The Partner Ships Series. Three collaborations have been planned, with Maine Beer Company, Troegs Independent Brewing, and Terrapin Beer Company.

The first release arrives in late February – Heavy Seas Partner Ships Red IPA, with Maine Beer Company. Both companies have popular IPA offerings, so making a collaborative hop forward offering was a no-brainer.

Heavy Seas Partnerships Red IPA will boasts American hops, and strong citrus & pine flavors. Maine Beer Company will join Heavy Seas in Baltimore on January 28th to brew the beer.

Style: Red IPA
Hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade, Hallertau Blanc
Malts: 2-Row, Caramalt, Chocolate, Vienna

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft

Release: February, 2016

7.25% ABV

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Heavy Seas 20 Year Storm celebrates the double decade mark

Heavy Seas 20 Year Storm

Heavy Seas 20 Year Storm will mark the two decade mark for the Baltimore brewery.

The story of Heavy Seas is one of building a brewery that we personally love. Brewery founder Hugh Sisson wanted to build a brewpub so badly, he lobbied the Maryland legislature in 1987. That success allowed him to build Sisson’s Tavern. In 1994, he left there to form Clipper City Brewing. For years you saw beers released under the Clipper City brand, the first beer using the Heavy Seas name was Winter Storm. A few years ago, Heavy Seas became the unified brewery name.

As for Heavy Seas 20 Year Storm, the base beer is an imperial extra special bitter, aged in bourbon barrels for 75 days.

“When I started brewing at Sisson’s in 1989, I had no idea the industry would ever get so big,” says Hugh Sisson. “Back then, we just wanted to produce beers with flavor – and recreate the concept of small scale, artisanal beer.  I am grateful for the opportunities we have had to nurture the growth of our industry in Maryland, and hope that this 20th anniversary for Heavy Seas is seen for what it really is – a milestone for Maryland beer as a whole.”

Heavy Seas 20 Year Storm debuts on December 7th, 2015. (Their birthday is December 8th).

Style: Imperial ESB (w/ Brown Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Release: 12/8/15

10%  ABV

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Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast Launches in Mid-May

Heavy Seas Blackbeard's Breakfast

Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast will join the brewery’s Uncharted Waters Series in May. This offering marks the second brand new release by the brewery in 2015.

Blackbeard’s Breakfast is a porter brewed with coffee from Chesapeake Bay Roasting, then aged in bourbon barrels.

We partnered with local coffee producer Chesapeake Bay Roasting to produce this intriguing ale. Rich porter flavors are enhanced by roast coffee notes and rounded out by bourbon barrel aging, creating a brew of bewitching character.

Heavy Seas Blackbeard’s Breakfast will be available in 22oz bombers and draft, debuting May 13th, 2015.

Style: Porter (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Hops: Target, East Kent Goldings
Malts: UK Pale, UK Amber, Vienna, Light Crystal, Dark Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: May, 2015

10% ABV