Baltimore, MD — Heavy Seas Beer is excited to announce the release of a new seasonal beer this Spring, a “citrus IPA” named TropiCannon. The product will be available from April thru June in all 17 states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed.
A variation on the brewery’s flagship beer, Loose Cannon IPA, the new citrus IPA showcases explosive tropical fruit aromas and flavors. TropiCannon clocks in at the same 7.25% ABV as its cousin, but has a modified hop profile, and is augmented with blood orange, grapefruit, mango and lemon flavors. “We’ve introduced grapefruit, orange, and lemon peel in the brewing process and added mango, blood orange, and more grapefruit post-fermentation,” said Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “Fruit nuanced IPAs are gaining popularity these days and we are excited to add this new beer to our portfolio.”
The specs on the new product are:
- Style: Citrus IPA
- ABV: 7.25%
- IBU: 45
- Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramalt
- Hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra
“It’s always exciting watching our brewers develop a new product,” said Sisson. “It’s one of the most creative and fun parts of the business.”
Heavy Seas Beer is also pleased to announce the release of a new year-round beer in 2016, Pounder Pils. This German-style Pilsner lager will be available starting in April 2016, in all 17 states where Heavy Seas Beer is distributed.
Made with Czech malts and a plethora of European hops, Pounder Pils is an American interpretation of the classic European Style. Exhibiting a crisp malt backbone and an herbaceous hop profile, the beer is refreshing yet still complex.
“I have been looking forward to making this beer for a long time,” said Brewmaster Chris Leonard. “True Pilsner is a challenging style – the flavor profile has to be perfectly balanced. There is very little to hide behind.”
The specs for the new product are:
- Style: Pilsner
- ABV: 5%
- IBU: 35 to 40
- Malts: Pale, Czech Pilsen
- Hops: Hallertau Mittlefrue, Saaz, Opal
“The cannon balls on a sailing ship during the age of sail were named for their weight,” said Heavy Seas Founder, Hugh Sisson. “A common size weighed 6 pounds, and would be called a ‘6 pounder’, so we thought it entirely appropriate to make that the name of our new 5% Pilsner – which is, after all, a very ‘poundable’ style of beer!”