BALTIMORE, Md. – The “Uncharted Waters” Series by Heavy Seas Beer will soon welcome the first new beer in 2018, Grand Crew, a red wine barrel-aged Belgian Amber ‘Grand Cru.’ This limited release will be available in July in all states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed. Also, for 2018, all “Uncharted Waters” Series beers will now be available in 4 packs of 12oz bottles, no longer 22oz.
Grand Crew is an 8.5% ABV, amber colored Belgian-style “Grand Cru,” with aromas of toast, biscuit, stone fruit, and spice (clove and white pepper). The beer is medium to light bodied, which belies its complexity. Nuanced layers of caramel, toast, spice, yellow raisin, white pepper, and biscuit dominate the flavor profile. It was brewed with six different Belgian malts, light- and amber-candi syrup (which helps provide the lighter mouthfeel), and a Belgian yeast blend of three different attenuative strains.
Eight months of Pinot Noir wine barrel aging expands the depth of flavor, with subtle hints of dark fruit and oak entwined with the toasty, biscuity, spicy Belgian character, while also providing vinous, grape, and earthy aromas.
Style: Red wine barrel-aged Belgian Amber “Grand Cru”