New Year-Round & Seasonal From Heavy Seas
Baltimore, MD – Heavy Seas Beer announces new year-round offering: CrossBones, our new seasonal: Deep Six, and our returning “Uncharted Waters” Series beer: Siren Noire
Heavy Seas Beer is pleased to announce the release of its first new year-round beer in several years, CrossBones, a “session” IPA style beer. The product will be available starting in January 2015, in all 18 states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed.
CrossBones is the perfect “session” IPA that will satisfy “hop heads,” while coming in at surprisingly low alcohol by volume. Showcasing floral and citrus hop notes, the beer will still have enough malt backbone to support the hoppy flavor, and its rounded body and smooth finish make it hard to believe it is only 4.5% ABV.
Brewmaster Christopher Leonard describes the beer as having “luscious hop aromas and a tantalizing mouthfeel. We’ve brewed the beer to give the full-bodied, palate-pleasing, multi-layered flavor experience of our Loose Cannon IPA, but in an easy form you can enjoy to all day.”
Style: Session IPA – ABV: 4.5% – IBU’s: 35 – Availability: Year-round – Malts: Pale, Biscuit, Munich, Wheat,
New Seasonal Offering: Deep Six
Heavy Seas Beer is also pleased to announce the release of its first new seasonal beer in 2015, Deep Six. This seasonal release will be available from January – March in all 18 states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed.
Rich, malty, and complex with a surprisingly dry finish, this robust English-style porter is never cloying and wonderfully drinkable. A dense tan head portends the chocolate, roasty, brownie batter flavor. Maris Otter malt, imported from the UK, imparts a deep nuttiness accentuated by a unique English yeast strain. This cheeky yeast generates subtle pear, apple and strawberry esters that gently contribute to its depth of flavor.
Deep Six’s complex balance also comes from imported UK Target and Fuggle hops, contributing earthy, herbaceous, tea-like notes. The result is a hefty brew that walks the fine line between eminent drinkability and overwhelming flavor impact.
Style: English-style Porter – ABV: 6.8% – IBU’s: 25 – Availability: January – March – Malts: UK Pale Malt, UK Amber, UK Chocolate, UK Black, Light Crystal, Dark Crystal Hops: UK Target, UK Fuggle
The Return of Siren Noire
The “Uncharted Waters” Series by Heavy Seas Beer will soon welcome the 2015 edition of Siren Noire. This limited release will be available from January – February in all 18 states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed.
Siren Noire is a velvety, rich chocolate stout. Almost three pounds of Belgian coco nibs are used per barrel. It’s aged for five weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added. A mix of dark malts gives Siren Noire a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey—but without being extraordinarily sweet or cloying. Brewers Gold hops contribute an earthy spiciness, with notes of black current.
Style: Imperial Chocolate Stout – ABV: 9.5% – IBU’s: 18.5 – Availability: January – February – Malts: 2-Row, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley – Hops: Brewers Gold – Suggested Food Pairings: Fresh berries and whipped cream, ice cream sandwiches – Suggested Glassware: Snifter or English Pint