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Heavy Seas Alehouse Opens Feb 15th, Don’t Miss This Video


Renowned Las Vegas Chef Matt Seeber Joins Staff

 BALTIMORE, MD — Heavy Seas Alehouse will officially open to the public February 15, 2012.  The 4,900 sq. ft. space is located at The Tack Factory, 1300 Bank Street and will serve lunch and dinner and open daily at 11:00 a.m.

 An exciting addition to the Baltimore culinary scene will be Chef Matt Seeber.  Seeber was the Executive Chef at the flagship Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak at the MGM Grand for 6 years before settling in Baltimore.  The restaurant received many awards and commendations during Seeber’s tenure as Executive Chef including the prestigious AAA 4 Diamond Award, Michelin Guide, Sante, Mobil and inclusion in John Curtas’ “Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants”.  Seeber has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry including a term at the famed New York City Gramercy Tavern and certification as a Chef Instructor from the French Culinary Institute.

“I’m excited to be cooking focused and bold flavored food that pairs well with Baltimore’s own Heavy Seas Beer,” stated Seeber.  “Baltimore at its core has a long standing love affair with beer and we look forward to making an impression on the scene and raising the bar on the brewhouse experience.”

Vince Cassino has been named General Manager.  As GM, Cassino brings with him a wealth of experience in the Baltimore restaurant arena.  Former assistant GM of Sisson’s Federal Hill, Cassino reunites with the team that started brewhouses in Charm City.  Cassino brings an exceptional commitment to both employee and guest satisfaction that ensures a phenomenal experience for all guests.

“I’m very excited to be back in Baltimore City,” said Cassino.  “I believe in the exceptional quality of the Heavy Seas brands and continually promoted them even in the post-Sissons era.  I can continue to do so, coming back full circle to where it all started…the great city of Baltimore.”

Heavy Seas beer fans can help set the atmosphere at the restaurant.  Those who have participated in the Clipper City Brewery tours may be familiar with the Heavy Seas Beer Blessing invocation recited by Hugh Sisson. Heavy Seas Alehouse is requesting video submissions by individuals performing the Beer Blessing either costumed as a Baltimore icon or in front of iconic Baltimore landmarks.  Video submissions will be posted on the Heavy Seas Alehouse Facebook page where fans may vote for their favorite.  The wining entrant will receive a $100 girft certificate and their video will be incorporated into the permanent video lineup broadcast at the restaurant.  For full rules of the contest, interested contestants can visit

The venue is now hiring for all front of house and back of house positions.  Interested applicants should visit and click the “Join the Crew” icon.

Heavy Seas Alehouse will allow patrons to tap into the Heavy Seas Beer experience in a brick and mortar extension of the pyratical brand.  Initiated by Patrick Dahlgren, a Baltimore City restaurateur and stepson of Hugh Sisson, the concept is a natural extension of the Heavy Seas locally brewed beer.

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