Clipper City Brewing Company Releases “Below Decks” Barley Wine Style Ale
Annual Release of Seasonal Brew Spawned by Consumer Popularity
BALTIMORE – Clipper City Brewing Company, the Maryland-based brewer of the Heavy Seas brand, announced today the seasonal release of “Below Decks” Barley Wine Style Ale. This unique brew was originally created to celebrate Clipper City’s Tenth Anniversary, but consumer demand has resulted in it being available each year during the holidays.
“We are delighted that this beer has become so popular that we can continue to send it out during the holiday season,” said Hugh Sisson, founder and general partner of Clipper City Brewing Company.
Below Decks is extremely limited and a “vintage” dated beer. That means that, unlike “regular” beer, Below Decks is designed to improve with time. It is brewed to a strength of around 10% alcohol by volume, and is abundantly malty. Available from November 1st until mid December 2007, while supplies last.
Clipper City Brewing Company has eight beers in its pirate-themed Heavy Seas brand portfolio, and each is currently available in eighteen states, as well as the District of Columbia. The beers are available in both 12 oz. bottles and draft, and may also be purchased in a variety twelve pack called the Sunken Sampler.
Clipper City Brewing Company, Baltimore’s largest brewing facility producing hand-crafted draught and bottled beers, was founded in 1995 by Baltimore brewing pioneer, Hugh Sisson. The brewery is named for the famous Baltimore Clipper ship, a symbol that embodies Baltimore’s maritime heritage and a commitment to craftsmanship of the highest caliber. In addition to the Heavy Seas line of beers, Clipper City’s portfolio of products also includes the Clipper City and Oxford Wheat brands.