06 September 2011

Heavy Seas Updates

No, not those storms in the ocean, the brewery.

Heavy Seas is releasing the Great Pumpkin and Greater Pumpkin (barrel-aged version) on Thursday at Max's Taphouse, and their new Hop Haarvest fresh-hop porter (5% abv) at Kooper's Tavern in Fells Point on Wednesday the 14th.  The latter is only out on draft and 22-ounce bombers, very limited supply.

With the recent expansion, the brewery is expanding the previously scheduled Beer & Bacon Fest on Saturday the 17th, and a scant few tickets are now once again available.   $49 a head.

The brewery is also offering used bourbon barrels, re-used once for a batch of barrel-aged Greater Pumpkin beer.  $50 cash-and-carry at the brewery.   So, about that big batch of spiced barleywine you were thinking about brewing......

In the bad news department, the brewery lost power for several days last week due to this little storm going by the name "Irene".  It's too early as of yet to tell, but the brewery's lab is testing what beers were in fermentation at the time to see if the loss of refrigeration, etc. affected any beers.

Mike Franklin, the owner of Franklin's Brewery in Hyattsville, was unaffected by Irene, but remembers the "damage" wrought by Isabel years earlier: "We lost power for several days, and had to dump ALL the beer we had on at the time!"

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