Devil’s Purse Brewing to Launch Sea Trials Series


South Dennies, MA — Devil’s Purse Brewing Company announced today its new Sea Trials series of small batch bottle conditioned beers available for sale only at the brewery beginning April 15.

The first Sea Trials beer to be released is a version of Devil’s Purse’s popular Handline Kolsch that has been dry-hopped with New Zealand Kohatu and Australian Topaz hops and then bottle conditioned in 500ml bottles with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Only 600 bottles were produced.

“Cape Cod Brett lovers will really enjoy it as this Sea Trials is one funky beer,” said Mike Segerson, co-owner and co-brewer of Devil’s Purse. “This beer has refreshing notes of pineapple with lime and grapefruit taking a back seat to the funk from the Brettanomyces bruxellensis. The finish is bone dry with earthy, fruity flavors that will be perceived differently from palate to palate.”

The Sea Trials name references the testing and shakedown process a newly constructed vessel must first undergo to be deemed seaworthy before it is commissioned.

“Our new Sea Trials series is an opportunity for us to release and try out limited batches of new recipes and small production runs,” said Matt Belson, co-owner and co-brewer of Devil’s Purse. “When there is a new small batch beer that people seem to enjoy it could go into larger production and be ‘commissioned’ with a name.”

As for future styles under the Sea Trials moniker, Segerson said to definitely expect more Brett beers, small batch IPAs and “anything else we may want to try.”

Sea Trials: Handline Kolsch, dry-hopped with Kohatu and Topaz, bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces bruxellensis goes on sale at Devil’s Purse Brewing Company this Friday, April 15 at 12 pm. Available only in 500 ml bottles with a retail price of $10.


Devil’s Purse Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located on Cape Cod making small batches of European inspired ales such as their popular Surfman’s Check ESB, Handline Kolsch, Skatemouth Pale Ale, Pollock Rip IPA and Skywave Provisional Saison. The brewery is open year-round to the public for tastings and retail sales.