06 January 2012

Heavy Seas Alehouse To Open Feb. 15th

The Heavy Seas Alehouse management team has announced February 15th as their opening date--just days before Max's annual Belgian Beer Fest.

From the press release:

Chef Matt Seeber, formerly the Executive Chef at the flagship Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak at the MGM Grand for 6 years before settling in Baltimore, will lead Heavy Seas Alehouse's kitchen.
Craftsteak received numerous awards during Seeber's tenure, including the AAA 4 Diamond Award, Michelin Guide, Sante, Mobil and inclusion in John Curtas' "Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants". Seeber has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry including a term at the famed New York City Gramercy Tavern and certification as a Chef Instructor from the French Culinary Institute.

"I'm excited to be cooking focused and bold flavored food that pairs well with Baltimore's own Heavy Seas Beer," stated Seeber. "Baltimore at its core has a long standing love affair with beer and we look forward to making an impression on the scene and raising the bar on the brewhouse experience."

Vince Cassino has been named General Manager. As GM, Cassino brings with him a wealth of experience in the Baltimore restaurant arena. Former assistant GM of Sisson's Federal Hill, Cassino reunites with the team that started brewhouses in Charm City. Cassino brings an exceptional commitment to both employee and guest satisfaction that ensures a phenomenal experience for all guests.

"I'm very excited to be back in Baltimore City," said Cassino. "I believe in the exceptional quality of the Heavy Seas brands and continually promoted them even in the post-Sissons era. I can continue to do so, coming back full circle to where it all started...the great city of Baltimore."

Heavy Seas said that beer fans can help set the atmosphere at the restaurant. Those who have participated in the Clipper City Brewery tours may be familiar with the Heavy Seas Beer Blessing  invocation recited by Hugh Sisson.
Heavy Seas Alehouse is requesting video submissions by individuals performing the Beer Blessing either costumed as a Baltimore icon or in front of iconic Baltimore landmarks. Video submissions will be posted on the Heavy Seas Alehouse Facebook page where fans may vote for their favorite. The wining entrant will receive a $100 gift certificate and their video will be incorporated into the permanent video lineup broadcast at the restaurant. For full rules of the contest, interested contestants can visit 

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