Clipper City will be introducing its 22-ounce big-bottle Heavy Seas limited-edition beers, with the first of the series, a 10% double IPA, being debuted on tap at their BBQ Feast at the brewery next week, with the bottles reacing shelves by June (all going well).
I have the press release, and was sworn to secrecy regarding the name, only getting it because I had a story to file that would go on the press literally as they were announcing the beer name. Someone else, however, didn't get the memo. If you scout about in the beer news universe, you'll find someone blabbering the name.
By the way, tickets are still available for the excellent BBQ fest, 12 to 4 on Saturday the 16th--go to www.ccbeer.com . It's the first time they haven't had such an event sold out before I could mention it here, in spite of excellent BBQ from Andy Nelson's and seven firkins. "I think it's because we're up against the Preakness," said CC head Hugh Sisson.
Also on the website: details of their homebrew contest. They're looking for ideas for more "big beers" (7% and above) for their 22-oz. bottles. Bottles must be there in June.