Heavy Seas and Yards Collaborate on Philtimore


BALTIMORE, MD — Heavy Seas Beer is excited to announce a collaboration beer with Yards Brewing Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philtimore, an English-style pale ale, will be brewed at the Heavy Seas brewery in Baltimore, Maryland for SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience happening on June 5th and 6th in Washington, DC. Every SAVOR attendee will receive a bottle of Philtimore as they exit the event. A very limited amount of this beer will also be released after SAVOR in bottles and on draft.

According to Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard, “I’ve known Yards’ Founder, Tom Kehoe, and Head Brewer, Tim Roberts, for almost twenty years. I have always enjoyed their beer. The first cask ale I ever had was a Yard’s ESA at the Artful Dodger in Philly back in 1994. It helped inspire me to become a professional brewer. When I moved back to Pennsylvania from San Diego in 1999, Tim’s beer at Dock Street and then Independence was as good, if not better, than anyone else’s in town. So getting to collaborate on a beer with them is very exciting for me personally. For Heavy Seas, it is an incredible opportunity to work with a similarly sized brewery for which we have tremendous respect. Both breweries have strong ties to British brewing traditions, so it’s a natural fit. The beer we are developing will draw on those influences while employing some American twists. It will be a Pale Ale, approximately 5.5% ABV, brewed with British malt and an English yeast strain, aged with some type of oak spirals in the fermenter and/or bright tank. It will almost certainly be partially or even exclusively hopped with American varieties.”

According to Brewers Association Executive Chef Adam Dulye, “Philtimore, a collaboration by Heavy Seas and Yards Brewing, is an English-style pale ale aged with oak that uses Bravo American hops and a fruity English yeast. Both these ingredients will pop on the palate with the simple addition of some gentle salt from many food dishes. Look for cured meats such as prosciutto or coppa to bring out some of the earthy notes. For those wanting to explore the soft fruit yeast notes of apple and pear, look to grains such as farro with grilled pheasant, quail or chicken.” He also suggests a quick two course lunch with Philtimore: Brie and apples on toast with honey and thyme, and grilled quail with farro, English peas and pickled mushrooms.

Heavy Seas will also serve two limited release beers at SAVOR including Double Cannon, a Double IPA, and Blackbeard’s Breakfast, an Imperial Coffee Porter.

Double Cannon will be paired with roasted plum, grilled chicories and saba.

Chef Dulye notes, “The chicories cut right to the bitter while the plum and saba add some sweetness to the bite.”

Blackbeard’s Breakfast will be paired with cardamom and clove rice pudding. Chef Dulye says, “Strong notes of caramel are brought forward and the clove brings out slightly nutty character on the palate before a rich finish.”