Heavy Seas Brewing is experiencing what a lot of brewers are experiencing lately – growing pains. As Heavy Seas expands and adjusts to demand, a few things have get cut. These releases will be “marooned” from the 2012 lineup. AARSH Red (Imperial Red Ale), Big DIPA (Imperial IPA), Hang Ten (Doppleweizen), Holy Sheet! (Abbey Ale), Prosit! (Oktoberfest) , Smoke on the Water (Smoked Porter), Yule Tide (Belgian Tripel).
The home brew competition winner, sold under the label Letter Of Marque will also be retired after this spring. This year’s winning style is a “triple wit.” Look for it for the last time in May, 2012.
A quick look at events and releases at Stone Brewing this year. Beer releases are marked in bold:
Calm Before The Storm/Stone Winter Storm – 2/5
Old Guardian Vintage Celebration, Bottle Release – 2/12-2/13
March Madness Hombrew Competition, AHA Rally – 3/10
Imperial Russian Stout – 4/16
Oakquinox – 4/22
Late Night Movies – 6/6 – August
Sour Fest – July 8th
16th Anniversary Release – 8/13
16th Anniversary Brewer’s Reception – 8/17
16th Anniversary Celebration, Invitational Beerfest – 8/18
Pour It Black – 10/7
Double Bastard Release – 10/29
San Diego Beer Week – 11/2
Vertical Epic 12.12.12 (Final Release!) – 12/10
New Year’s Eve Celebration – 12/31 (duh!)
Tickets to the events can be found HERE.
Fresh out of a meeting with the Terrapin Brewing folk, here’s a look at your 2012 lineup. You have a lot to look forward to. Note – Schedule is Tentative!
Hopsecutioner, Rye Pale Ale, Golden Ale
Monster Beer Tour
Hopzilla: Imperial IPA back in 12oz/4 pks! (March)
Monks Revenge: Belgian Tripel
Big Hoppy Monster: Imperial Red Ale
W-n-B: Coffee, Oatmeal Imperial Porter
NEW! Easy Rider: Hopped Up Session Ale. Dry hopped with galaxy hops. (May)
Pumpkinfest: Fest-style beer with pumpkin & spices (August)
Moo-Hoo: Chocolate Milk Stout (Nuff said) – November)
All American Pilsner: (July)
Side Project 16: Phlux Capacitor – Strong Ale, 12.1% (1.21 Gigawatts!!) 88.8 IBUs (Miles Per Hour!) Oak aged for plenty of “Biff” Tannins (March)
Side Project 17: Samurai Krunkles – IPA brewed with jasmine rice, Sorachi Ace hops, Green Tea, Ginger (June)
Side Project 18: Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter – 2 names in the works, Liquid Bliss, and Ode To Reese. (September)
10th Anniverary Ale – Not going to be called 10th Anniversary. Look for some complex math equation adding up to 10 though. You can glean the beer style from this: Chouffe yeast, coriander, 2 types of orange peel, chamomile, nelson sauvin hops.
Reunion Beer 2012: Brewed again with Shmaltz. Each brewery will do a new take on the brew – together and apart.
Late January Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale
April – Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale
July –Little Sumpin’ Wild
October – Brown Shugga’
February – Wilco Tango Foxtrot
May – Lucky 13
August – ???
November – Cappuccino Stout
What’s on deck from Clown Shoes Brewing in 2012? Here’s a cheat sheet:
Cocoa Powder– Imperial Chocolate Stout
LMPG– Let My People Go Pale Ale- Pale Ale, hopefully made with freeze dried pineapple (depends how the test batches come out). Will have Moses wearing Clown Shoes while parting the waters on the label.
The Barista Breakfast Brown – 10% ABV brown with cold water extracted coffee from our friends at Barismo.
The Billionaire – this will be a big barleywine with some English and some American elements.
Lest we forget, the 2nd Anniversary release: Vampire Slayer
January- Baltic Porter
March- Really Old Brown Dog
May- Wheat Wine Ale
September- Scotch Ale
October- Stout (possibly Imperial, possibly something new)
A couple of release have been moved into the 2012 schedule. Smutty addresses this:
…Due to increased demand for our core brands, we lost the ability to have more than one Big Beer in process at a time. This caused two significant delays in 2011â€²s series and a few small ones as well. We still wanted to brew Baltic Porter and Really Old Brown Dog, so we’ve simply bumped them onto 2012. Otherwise, we tried to make the new schedule with realistic ease-of-production in mind. On other words, we hate missing deadlines and as a result, we set deadlines that were more attainable than last year’s.
Below is the is the 2011 (and part of 2012) schedule for you to compare.
– Wheat Wine Dec. ’10
– Barleywine Jan. ’11
– Imperial Stout March ’11
– Maibock April ’11
– Homunculus (was Short Batch 1 – the Gnome) July ’11
– Farmhouse Ale August ’11
– Gravitation Sept. ’11
– S’Muttonator Oct. ’11
– Baltic Porter Nov. ’11
– Really Old Brown Dog Jan’ 2012
UPDATE 3/10 – More taps added
This Saturday is the release of Cigar City Brewing’s infamous Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Hunahpu is an imperial stout with Peruvian cacao nibs, Ancho & Pasilla chilies, cinnamon, and Madagascar vanilla beans. It’s big, huge, and complex. The bottles are going on sale for a big Hunahpu day at the brewery in Tampa, Florida this Saturday, March 12, 2011.
Cigar City’s Blog today revealed details on the event, beers on tap, food and entertainment. Looking good.
We are getting close and we are getting very excited! As the days near and we get more beers together we might update this list, but this is what we have got so far.
Hunaphu Release Day Details
The first 750 people who receive a wristband will be able to buy Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (up to 4 bottles) when it goes on sale at 6pm. If you are paying by credit card you will be able to pre-pay for your bottles immediately or throughout the day so that you can quickly get your bottles when they go on sale. If there are any bottles left after all 750 people have come to claim/buy their bottles OR 9pm (leaving a 3 hour window for you to claim your bottles if you have a wristband) the remaining bottles will go on sale to the public. Bottles will be for sale ONLY at the brewery. They will not go into distribution.
*Re-Entry is allowed throughout the day so you can come and get your wristband and come back later if you have something else to do, it is not required that you be here all day to claim your bottles at 6pm.
In addition to Hunaphu’s Imperial Stout, we will have other limited bottles for sale in the brewery:
Papaya IPA (Benefit beer for the Florida Brewer’s Guild)
Dirac Imperial Sweet Stout (Mikkeller Collab)
Bohr Imperial Sweet Stout (Mikkeller Collab)
Vuja De (St. Somewhere Collab)
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer
Jolly Guava 2011- Only 5 gallons of this one!
Bohr Imperial Sweet Stout – Conceived by Mikkeller, brewed at Cigar City with Wayne.
Dirac Imperial Sweet Stout – Conceived by Wayne, brewed at Cigar City with Mikkel of Mikkeller.
Nielsbohrium- A blend of the Collaboration beers we did with Mikkeller. This is the non barrel aged version, most of it went into Rum Barrels, except for this small amount. This non-rum barrel aged version will be released draft onlyand will only be available at Hunahpu Day.
Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout 2011
Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout 2010
Brandy Barrel Aged Zhukov 2010
Red Wine Barrel Aged Vuja De’
Pilot Series Imperial Milk Stout
Grandma’s Funky Sour Berry
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale
East India Dry Stout
East India Brown Ale
El Lector Dark Mild Ale
Maduro Brown Ale
Patio Tools Dry Irish Stout
More to come…
Green Room Brewing- Head High IPA
Swamphead 10-10-10 Batch # 100 brewed with all Centennial hops
Swamphead Catherine’s Inspiration Imperial Stout
Funky Buddah Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
Dunedin Brewery Black Rye IPA
Shipyard Emporium TBD
St. Somewhere TBD
Sam Adam’s Revolutionary Rye
Everglades Pale Ale
Intuition Brewing Company King Street Stout
Bold City Chinook IPA
More to come…
Below is a list of special release growlers we will be pouring this Saturday during the event. Due to the crowds we expect, we will be pouring only the special release beers listed below in the brewery. Our regular offerings will be available on Friday and Sunday in the tasting room but we will not be filling growlers in the tasting room on Saturday.
Brandy Barrel Aged Zhukov
Red Wine Barrel Aged Vuja De’
Oak Barrel Aged Seabass
Oak Barrel Aged Vuja De’ — Only 5 gallons very limited.
More to come…
Musical Guests: (Playing on the outside stage)
Eddie Wright on the Cigar Box Guitar
*Eddie’s guitar has been supplied by local craftsman Steve Cinnamon who will be displaying and selling his handmade cigar box guitars during the event.
Have Gun Will Travel
Cajun CafÃ© on the Bayou
InBloom Catering, providing Cuban food and more!
Hooker Tea Company
We encourage everyone to car pool, designate a driver and use taxis or public transportation to get here. Parking will be limited in our lot, but there will be a lot for overflow parking available across the street.
Don’t forget we have many hotels close, we had a special rate for the Hilton Airport Westshore and there might still be some rooms available but I am no longer sure of the rate. Here is the info and booking link just in case.
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel
2225 N. Lois Avenue
Tampa Fl. 33607