Topic Archives: Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters Line

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Heavy Seas Siren Noire is ready for 2017

Heavy Seas Siren Noire

Heavy Seas Siren Noire is ready to make its annual return to the Baltimore, Maryland brewery’s lineup.

Without a doubt, Heavy Seas Siren Noire is the decadent beer in the brewery’s lineup. The base beer is an imperial stout brewed with three pounds of Belgian cocoa nibs per barrel, then aged for 5 weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans.

The result? Dessert beer. Siren Noire is creamy and chocolatey, that finishes with vanilla bourbon flavors. Addictive.

While Heavy Seas Siren Noire is officially slated for a seasonal return in January, typically 22 ounce bottles start appearing on shelves in late December.r

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cacoa NibsBarrel AgedBourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Limited Draft
Latest Return: January, 2017

9. 5% ABV

Read more: Uncharted Waters Series

Posted in Don't Miss This, Heavy Seas

Heavy Seas 21 Anniversary Ale is slated for December

Heavy Seas 21 Anniversary Ale

Heavy Seas 21 Anniversary Ale will be a new entry in the brewery’s Uncharted Waters Series, marking over two decades of craft brewing.

To celebrate the Baltimore, Maryland based brewery’s 21st birthday, Heavy Seas 21 Anniversary Ale will be released. The base beer is an imperial Extra Special Bitter (ESB), brewed with rye malt and local Domino brown sugar, and aged in Sagamore Rye Whiskey barrels.

RELATED: Heavy Seas Great’er Pumpkin

To celebrate our 21st Anniversary, we have created a Rye Imperial ESB brewed with imported UK malt, local Domino brown sugar, a powerful English Ale Yeast, and a blend of herbaceous British hops (to the tune of 65 IBUs). 21 was aged for sixty days in locally sourced, single use Sagamore Rye Whiskey barrels.

21 years is a strong milestone for Heavy Seas. In order to get to where the brewery stands today, founder Hugh Sisson got heavily involved in politics and changed some of Maryland’s restrictive laws. Every beer you drink from Heavy Seas is a testament to Sisson’s desire to bring great beer to Maryland.

Heavy Seas 21 Anniversary Ale will be a 22 ounce bottle and draft release.

Style: ESB (w/ Brown Sugar. Barrel Aged. Rye Whiskey.)
Hops: Chinook, UK Kent Goldings, UK Fuggle
Malts: Marris Otter Malt, Crystal Malt, Caramalt, CaraRye Malt

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

10.5% ABV

Posted in Heavy Seas, Seasonal Return

Heavy Seas Great’er Pumpkin is ready for 2016

Heavy Seas the Great'er Pumpkin bottle

Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin, joined the Uncharted Waters Series in 2013. Before that, it was a part of the Mutiny Fleet. Each release in the series will feature some form of wood/barrel aging.

Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin, the brewery’s pumpkin beer aged in bourbon has become one of the brewery’s most popular seasonals.

RELATED: Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters Series

As fall approaches and thoughts turn to Halloween, we roll out the Great’ER Pumpkin. A coppery ale with forward notes of vanilla oak and flavors of Autumnal spice, the ale is brewed with actual pumpkin and imported English malts. Pairs well with turkey legs, sweet potatoes, and an evening looking at the stars…

Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin is a draft, and  22 ounce bottle offering, available as a limited seasonal.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (Barrel Aged, Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Firkins
Latest Return: Aug/September, 2016

10% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Heavy Seas

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

Posted in Coming Soon, Heavy Seas

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

Posted in Heavy Seas, New Releases

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship Hits Shelves

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship joins the brewery’s Uncharted Waters series this year. The new offering is set to follow Siren Noire, the brewery’s quite popular bourbon barrel chocolate milk stout.

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship is a Belgian-style tripel, aged in bourbon barrels.

The spicy elegance of a Belgian style triple paired with a vanilla notes from a bourbon barrel… A ghostly figure takes the helm and you lose yourself in it surreal pleasures as you explore uncharted waters.

Look for Heavy Seas Phantom Ship is now in  22oz bottles and limited draft.

Style: Belgian-Style Tripel (Barrel AgedBourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited Release.
Arrival: March, 2015

10% ABV

Read more: Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters Line

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Heavy Seas Red Sky At Morning, July

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, MD) is making some new additions to their Uncharted Waters Series. The series kicks off with Siren Noire in January, a fan favorite. Coming this year – Heavy Seas Red Sky at Morning.

The brewery is putting Red Sky at Night, the multiple medal winning saison, into red wine barrels. We’ve been waiting.

A version of our award winning saison ale ale enhanced by aging in wine barrels. The saying goes “red sky at morning, sailors take warning”, but we think there is only good news here for beer lovers!

Other additions to the Uncharted Water Series includes recently released Blackbeard’s Breakfast, and Phantom Ship.

Heavy Seas Red Sky at Morning is available from July to August, 2015.

Style: Saison (Barrel Aged, Red Wine.)
Availability: 22oz bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Release: July, 2015

10% ABV