Heavy Seas to Release Smooth Sail Summer Ale

BALTIMORE, Md. — Heavy Seas Beer is pleased to announce the return of its limited release, Smooth Sail, with a refreshed can design and new can wrap. This Summer Ale will be available in 12oz cans and on draft starting in April in all states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed.

“Smooth Sail is a refreshing American wheat ale, brewed with lemon and orange peel,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “It finishes with a subtle citrus kick at a quaffable 4.5% ABV.”

“Because it’s available in cans, it’s the perfect beer for sailing, trips to the park, hiking, or just sitting on the beach with your friends,” says Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “It is the perfect beer for folks with an active outdoor lifestyle during the summer months.”

With more than 20% malted wheat, Smooth Sail has an airy mouthfeel and a frothy head.

“We’ve employed a neutral strain of ‘wheat’ yeast to produce a clean tasting beer that is delicate on the palate,” says Leonard. “American hops are introduced late in the boil to impart a crisp flavor dimension. Finally, dried orange and lemon peel went into our hopback to provide a fruity, citrus aroma – without adding sweetness.”

The product specs are:

Style: Summer Ale

ABV: 4.5%

IBUs: 18

Malts: 2-Row, Wheat Malt, Carapils

Hops: Warrior, Hallertau, Cascade

Additions: Lemon & Orange peel

“For anyone who is looking for a good summer drinker, this beer is the one,” says Sisson.

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