Sips – Dec. 2016

Heavy Seas’ Final Partner Ships Series Brew

Baltimore’s Heavy Seas Beer’s last release in its 2016 Partner Ships series of collaboration beers is an Imperial Brown IPA with Stone Brewing Company. This series features beers produced in collaboration with other regionally and nationally recognized brewers in the spirit of friendship, creativity and adventure. For 2016, Heavy Seas partnered with Maine Beer, Tröegs Independent Brewing, Terrapin Beer, and now, Stone Brewing Company. The Partner Ships series is brewed at Heavy Seas in Baltimore and celebrates the pioneering spirit of American craft beer today. The Stone collaboration beer, released last month, is at 9 percent ABV.

New Greene Turtle Location Opens in Christiana

Last month, a new Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille opened in Christiana, at 425 Stanton Christiana Rd. With that addition, the regional chain has reached 44 locations in five states and Washington, D.C. “Our team has been hard at work preparing for our opening, and we are thrilled to open our doors to the Christiana community,” said Jason Hajek, general manager of new location. “We look forward to providing an atmosphere where both sports fans and families can come together to enjoy flavorful food, drinks and fun, all under one roof. We invite our new friends in Christiana to join us in creating new traditions and memories.”

The Return of Below Decks Barley Wine

Also in the Heavy Seas world, its “Uncharted Waters” Series recently welcomed the 2016 edition of Below Decks, an English-style Barley Wine. This beer has not been included in the brewery’s portfolio since 2012. This limited edition was released last month. Aged for a full year in red wine barrels, this palate punisher has enough firepower to keep your crew satisfied for the duration of the winter excursion. The beer is opulently rich, malty and nuanced with notes of dried cherries and subtle oak.

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