Topic Archives: Heavy Seas Partner Ships Series

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Heavy Seas announces 2017 “Partner Ships” collaborations

In 2016, Baltimore, Maryland’s Heavy Seas Beer announced a new collaborative series they call “Partner Ships.”

The series kicked off in February with a red India pale ale, brewed with Maine Beer Company. That release was followed with an “aggressively hopped” doppelbock, aka Hoppelbock in May.

August saw A Rye Wit brewed with Athens, Georgia based Terrapin Beer Company, followed by this winter’s Imperial Brown IPA brewed with Stone Brewing.

That was 2016. 

Coming in 2017 are three more collaborations coming to the Heavy Seas Partner Ships Series. This first is in February with neighboring Union Craft Brewing.

In July, the Floridians of Cigar City Brewing (Gulf of Mexico waters) will collaborate with the brewery on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Rounding out the year will be Madtree Brewing out of Cincinnati, Ohio. (To keep them from feeling left out of the waterway association theme we arbitrarily started, their closest body of water is the Ohio River.)

Heavy Seas tells Beer Street Journal that the first release’s style  (with Union Craft Brewing) has been decided. The beer will be an 8.5% alcohol by volume old ale, brewed with locally based Domino Brown Sugar.

Hints of nuts, cocoa, molasses and dried fruits oat over a chewy, luscious body of English malt goodness. Inspired by the rich, warming brews of a bygone era, the addition of local Domino Brown Sugar and neighborly camaraderie helped us produce a true comfort ale that should kindle its own Baltimore nostalgia.

 

Each release will be available again in 22 ounce bottles.

Posted in Heavy Seas, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Imperial Brown Ale, brewed with Stone debuts

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Imperial Brown Ale

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Imperial Brown Ale, the fourth in the brewery’s Partner Ships Series, has officially debuted.

Thus far there have been three collaborative releases. The first – a red IPA brewed with Maine Beer Company. That ode to hops was followed up by a collaboration with Hershey, Pennsylvania’s Troegs Brewing, and most recently, a rye witbier brewed with Terrapin.

The fourth release is brewed with one of California’s most well-known breweries, Stone. Brew day was back in October for this imperial brown IPA brewed with blackstrap molasses.

Brewed with Blackstrap Molasses in the kettle, chewy malt character supports layers of American hop mayhem (we are playing with Stone after all) – a burly, palate obliterating Imperial Brown IPA!

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Imperial Brown IPA will be available in 22 ounce bottles. Estimated release – November, 2016.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Blackstrap Molasses)
Hops: Centennial, Palisade, Citra, Chinook, Simcoe
Malts: 2-Row, UK Amber Malt, Brown Malt, Crystal

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November, 2016

9% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Heavy Seas, Terrapin Beer Company

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

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Heavy Seas, Troegs Brewing

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

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Heavy Seas, Maine Beer Co

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