Heavy Seas Introduces Plank IV Belgian Style Ale

Heavy Seas Plank IV

Baltimore, MD – The “Uncharted Waters” Series by Heavy Seas Beer will soon welcome its newest addition, Plank IV. As the fourth offering of the Plank Series, this limited release will be available from March to April in all 18 states where Heavy Seas Beer is distributed.

In 2011, the Plank project began. In brief, the goal was to influence the flavor profile of beer using woods that have rarely, if ever, been used in aging beer before. Plank I was an “olde style” English Ale aged on kilned Poplar wood planks. Plank II in 2012 was a German style Doppelbock aged on a combination of Poplar and Eucalyptus wood. Plank III in 2014 was a Belgian Tripel aged on Jamaiican Allspice wood.

“A deep garnet hued brew with rich caramel malt flavors dominate the nose and pallet. Fruity esters of plum, raisin, and dates abound,” says Christopher Leonard, Heavy Seas Brewmaster and Operations Manager.  “A hint of roasty chocolate compliments the evident alcohol while vanilla, almond, clove, and tannic notes from the diverse wood treatment contribute a mysterious complexity. This iteration of the Plank series is aged on “planks” of retified Poplar, retified Cherry, Jamaican Allspice, and Cuban Cedar.”

About Plank IV:

  • Style: Belgian-style ale aged on four exotic woods
  • ABV: 11.25%
  • IBU: 22
  • Hops: Perle, Hallertau Mittlefrue
  • Malts: 2-row, Munich, Caramel Munich 60, Caramel Munich 80, Caramel Munich 120, Chocolate
  • Additions: Dark Candi Sugar, Cane Sugar
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