BALTIMORE, MD — Heavy Seas is excited to announce Stoop Sitter, a collaboration beer between Baltimore area brewers, to be released during Baltimore Beer Week 2015 (October 9th – 18th). This offering will be draft-only and Heavy Seas will donate $3 for every sixth-barrel and $5 for every 50L keg sold to Ocean Research Project (oceanresearchproject.org).
According to Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard, “Approximately 18 months ago, I formed a social/semi-technical group of local brewers in the Baltimore area. We get together a few times a year to bond, talk about trends or technical issues, and just catch up in general. At the moment, the group includes brewers from Heavy Seas, Red Brick Station, Key Brewing, Pratt Street Ale House, DuClaw Brewing, The Brewer’s Art, Gordon Biersch Baltimore, Jailbreak Brewing Company, and Union Craft Brewing. We call ourselves the Legion of Foam and open our “membership” to any/all vigilante professional brewers.”
He continues, “Last spring we decided to brew a collaboration beer, called Stoop Sitter, to be ready for Baltimore Beer Week. We brewed it at Union Craft Brewing. This year we’re brewing it at Heavy Seas on September 10th. My hope is that it will continue to be an annual project, brewed to a different recipe and in a different brewery each year.”
In classic Baltimore fashion, this year’s beer is stylistically an eclectic mix just like the brewers who collaborated to brew it. With the smoothness of a lager, the complexity of an ale, a firm bready malt backbone, and a spicy-bold blend of German and American hop flavor, Stoop Sitter is not exactly an altbier, festbier, or an American amber ale. However, it is decidedly delicious and unequivocally Baltimore in every way.
Style: Baltimore Brew
- ABV: 6.1%
- IBU: 28
- Hops: Perle, Spalt, Cascade
- Malts: 2-row, Munich, Vienna, Biscuit, CaraMunich