Heavy Seas NEW Seasonal Treasure Fest & Red Sky At Morning Returns

01 June 2016

imageWe brought you a peek back in early April, and now this from Heavy Seas:

BALTIMORE, MD – Heavy Seas Beer is excited to introduce a new seasonal offering,

Treasure Fest, an Oktoberfest style lager. This limited release will be available starting

July in all 17 states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed.

Treasure Fest is an American spin on the classic German style. Brewed with

imported German malt and lavishly hopped with a blend of German hops in the kettle

and dry hopped with American hops, this is a fresh look at the old Oktober stand-by.

“I am a huge fan of Oktoberfest-style beers,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster,

Christopher Leonard. “Their arrival portends the cool, colorful autumn season that is my

favorite time of year.  The distinct bready, biscuity malt profile that is their soul speaks to

my barley-hearted sensibilities.  I'm thrilled to be able to provide a Heavy Seas twist by

dry-hopping our interpretation with floral American hops.  It should be no surprise to

those familiar with our beers that we've boosted the malt bill and abv, to just under 6%,

to help keep the robust hopping in balance.  If you like Oktoberfest-style beers and

enjoy American IPA's, this beer just might be the love child hybrid you've been waiting

for.”

The product specs are:

Style: Oktoberfest Lager

ABV: 6%

IBU: 40

Hops: Perle, Hallertau Mittlefrue, Cascade, Palisade, Chinook

Malts: Pale, Vienna, Munich, Caramel Vienna, Biscuit, Caramel Munich

Suggested Glassware: Stein

“I agree with Chris,” said Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “This should be a

perfect beer for late summer/early fall. I can’t wait. Prosit!”

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Heavy Seas Reintroduces Red Sky at Morning

BATIMORE, MD -- - The “Uncharted Waters” Series by Heavy Seas Beer will soon

welcome back Red Sky at Morning. This limited release will be available beginning in

July (while supplies last) in all 17 states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed.

This is a very special wine barrel aged version of the past seasonal, “Red Sky at

Night.” A Belgian saison in style, the beer is brewed with authentic Belgian candi sugar,

and then aged for 9 months in chardonnay wine barrels to give the beer a complex, dry

finish. Old world (wine) meets new world (beer), so it’s the best of both worlds.

According to Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard, “Red Sky at Night was a

popular seasonal product for us for a few years. And, while we loved it in it’s original

form, we wanted to explore its "potential" by incorporating it into our “Uncharted Waters”

program. The core flavors of Red Sky at Night seemed like they would be a good fit for

doing so - with a few tweaks, of course. Red Sky at Morning is a stronger beer than Red

Sky at Night. We added a higher percentage of sugar to the boil, we increased the hop

flavor slightly, and we employed a different yeast strain that produced spicier esters. All

in all, we've retained the soul of Red Sky at Night, which is the sailor's delight, while

adding flavor and aroma dimensions in a 10% ABV version that definitely fits the bill of

Red Sky at Morning - sailor take warning.”

Style: Belgian-style Saison aged in Chardonnay

barrels

ABV: 9%

IBU’s: 30

Availability: July - August

Malts: Pale malt, Wheat Malt, Acidulated Malt

Hops: Styrian Aurora, Hallertau Mittlefrue,

French Strisselspalt


Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass

Brewery Founder, Hugh Sisson said, “In 2015 we were only able to age the beer

for about two months in barrel. This year, with 9 months of aging, we really believe we

will maximize the impact of the expensive aging process. The resulting complexity will

be worth the wait!”

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