This Thursday – May 13th meet brewer/founder Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Brewing at The Porter Beer Bar. Hugh will be on hand from 6pm-9pm to meet beer drinkers and talk about Heavy Seas brews. Those in attendance drinking Heavy Seas get to go home with a pint glass as nice parting gift. ( While supplies last of course.)
Here’s your Hugh Sisson cheat sheet –
Hugh Sissons founded Baltimore’s first brewpub in 1989 — Sisson’s. It was a bit harder than you would think, as doing so required more than a business license. In 1987, Hugh successfully lobbied the Maryland General Assembly in 1987 to pass legislation allowing him to do so. If that doesn’t impress you enough about his love of craft beer, I’m not quite sure what will.
In 1994, Hugh left his brewpub — Sisson’s to found Clipper City Brewing — which has risen to great popularity more than a decade later. In 1998, Clipper City merged with Oxford Brewing Company — Maryland’s first craft brewing company. In 2003, the Heavy Seas line was added to the Clipper City lineup, representing more bold ales beginning at 7% ABV or higher. Since then, the Clipper City line has been brought over to the Heavy Seas line for brand uniformity.
The Porter – 5/13, 6-9pm
1156 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307
More info on Heavy Seas beers & History – www.hsbeer.com