(Baltimore, MD) — Heavy Seas Beer announces the release of Plank II — the second in a series of beers showcasing unique wood ageing treatment to add flavor and nuance. Plank II features an 8.5% ABV Dopplebock style lager matured with specially treated Eucalyptus and Yellow Poplar wood planks.
The Heavy Seas Plank Series boasts an innovative way of adding wood to the brewing process. The beer is allowed to mature on the wood during secondary fermentation. Created in a not-so-traditional way, Plank II will change the how you perceive wood-aged beers. A revolutionary thermal process releases the compounds in the wood through controlled heat in a way that “toasting” cannot do. In short, we put the wood in the beer — not the beer in the wood.
Six-foot planks of Eucalyptus and Poplar were placed in the fermenter and allowed to age with the beer for six weeks.
The Eucalyptus wood lends notes of chocolate, balanced with a hint of toffee and smoky dryness from the Yellow Poplar. Watch for Plank II’s release in early April. Plank II will join the Mutiny Fleet portfolio of beers available in 22oz. bottles and very limited draft and cask.