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Heavy Seas Night Swell

Heavy Seas Night Swell

Heavy Seas Night Swell

Posted in Heavy Seas, New Beers
Posted in Heavy Seas, New Beers
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Single hop Heavy Seas Citra Cannon debuts in February

Heavy Seas Citra Cannon

Heavy Seas Citra Cannon, a new single hop India pale ale, debuts in February.

Using just the Citra hop, Baltimore, Maryland’s Heavy Seas Beer has created a new limited IPA going national in February. The brewery touts this new release as “hazy, juicy, and packed full of dank aroma and Citra hop flavor”.

Heavy Seas Citra Cannon is available in 12-ounce cans and draft as a limited release starting in February 2018.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Caramalt

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: February 2018

6% ABV, 50 IBUs

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The booziest Heavy Seas to date debuts in November

Heavy Seas Schnee Boot

Heavy Seas Schnee Boot joins the brewery’s specialty “Uncharted Waters” Series in November.

The colder weather is a perfect time to release this barrel-aged Eisbock, a 13% alcohol by volume monster. Heavy Seas Schnee Boot is the strongest beer the brewery has made to date.

Look for Schnee Boot in 12-ounce bottles and draft across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint starting in November 2018.

Style: Eisbock (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: German Perle, Hallertau Mittlefrue
Malts: 2-Row, Dark Munich, Light CaraMunich, Dark CaraMunich, Special X, Chocolate Malt, Dextrose

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November 2018

13% ABV, 25 IBUs

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Heavy Seas is releasing their first sour this week

Heavy Seas Raspberry Sour

Baltimore, Maryland based Heavy Seas Beer is debuting their first sour/wild ale on July 20th. 

American wild ales, especially sour ales have grown considerably over the past few years. However, not every brewery releases one. Heavy Seas is ready to drop their hat into the sour ring with this new raspberry heavy offering.

Heavy Seas Bière de Framboises is described as “tart, piquant, dry, and wine-like.” The Belgian-style base ale is brewed with 600 pounds of whole raspberries and soured with lactic acid over the past four months.

…this bright red brew has a surprising [sic] medium body and full mouthful with a delightfully quenching finish. Quelle surprise!

Heavy Seas Raspberry Sour debuts on Friday, July 20th on draft in the brewery’s taproom.

Style: American Wild/ Sour Ale (w/ Raspberries)
Availability: Draft Only
Debut: 7/20/18

5.75% ABV, 12 IBU

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Hazy in Baltimore: Heavy Seas The Alpha Effect will return

Heavy Seas The Alpha Effect Bottle

Heavy Seas The Alpha Effect, a new hazy India pale ale will return in 2018. 

Hazy, turbid IPAs are probably here to stay. What started with smaller craft breweries dropping “haze”, spread to larger brewers follow suit. Stone intermittently releases an Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA, Ballast Point released Unfiltered Sculpin, even Sierra Nevada just debuted Hazy Little ThingHeavy Seas The Alpha Effect won over fans last March, so expect it again this year.

The brewery built this recipe from the ground up, using predominately Columbus hops. Interestingly, the brewery doesn’t use Columbus in any of their other beers.

This IPA certainly is hazy. Turbid? No. Juicy? Yes. If it’s a trop hop combo you are seeking, you’ll find it here. This IPA is a beautiful blend citrus, melon and piney hop flavors, with a smooth finish thanks to an addition of wheat.

The beer is hazy, with a modest portion of malted wheat in the grist. Straw colored, it has a clean, crisp malt profile. Juicy, resiny, piney hop aromas and flavors are the stars of this show, however. Some Citra and Centennial hops play supporting roles to Columbus’ powerful performance. If you like hops, find The Alpha Effect. You won’t be disappointed!” – Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard

Heavy Seas The Alpha Effect will be available in 12-ounce bottles and draft again in February 2018.

Style: IPA
Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Citra, Mosaic
Malts: 2 Row, Wheat, Caramalt

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: February 2018

7% ABV, 75 IBUs

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