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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
Heavy Seas Beer, which earned high marks from b's Top 20 Maryland Beers list last month, has major plans for 2013. At the top of the list, at least to this beer drinker, is the Halethorpe-based brewery's "preliminary" decision to distribute its beers in cans, including Loose Cannon, Davy Jones' Lager and an Oktoberfest style. The cans' availability has yet to be determined, according to spokeswoman Jenn Ladd. There's also a planned overhaul of Heavy Seas' line of Mutiny Fleet beers.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The robust flavor of Heavy Seas Beer's Plank III -- the Belgian-style Trippel recently named "Best of Show: Best Overall Maryland Beer" by the Brewers Association of Maryland at the Comptroller's Cup competition -- comes from a pimento tree.  “It's the wood that they use in Jamaica to smoke or cook jerk chicken or jerk goat,” said brewmaster Christopher Leonard on Wednesday. “Nobody has made beer with this wood before, as far as we know.” It was a risk of Heavy Seas to use the foreign wood in its beer-aging process, but on Saturday at the Maryland Brewers' Harvest event in Fells Point, it paid off. Out of 192 entries from 23 state breweries, Plank III was named the top Maryland beer of the year.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Heavy Seas will have its name in lights at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the casino under construction on Russell Street. On Friday, Horseshoe announced that a Heavy Seas tavern will be among five Maryland-based vendors in its first-floor casual-dining area, which it's calling the Baltimore Marketplace. The casino said the other Baltimore Marketplace vendors would include Lenny's Deli, which has locations in Harborplace, on Lombard Street and in Owings Mills; the Greenspring Station restaurant Tark's Grill , which will be represented at the casino by a casual bistro named Tark's at the 'Shoe; the Towson-based pizza-by-the-slice chain Mamma Ilardo's , which will introduce a new personal-size pizza concept named Pie-Zetta; and the Mallow Bar , a "crispy treat dessert cafe" specializing in homemade marshmallow treats.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Heavy Seas will have its name in lights at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the casino under construction on Russell Street. On Friday, Horseshoe announced that a Heavy Seas tavern will be among five Maryland-based vendors in its first-floor casual-dining area, which it's calling the Baltimore Marketplace. The casino said the other Baltimore Marketplace vendors would include Lenny's Deli, which has locations in Harborplace, on Lombard Street and in Owings Mills; the Greenspring Station restaurant Tark's Grill , which will be represented at the casino by a casual bistro named Tark's at the 'Shoe; the Towson-based pizza-by-the-slice chain Mamma Ilardo's , which will introduce a new personal-size pizza concept named Pie-Zetta; and the Mallow Bar , a "crispy treat dessert cafe" specializing in homemade marshmallow treats.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The robust flavor of Heavy Seas Beer's Plank III -- the Belgian-style Trippel recently named "Best of Show: Best Overall Maryland Beer" by the Brewers Association of Maryland at the Comptroller's Cup competition -- comes from a pimento tree.  “It's the wood that they use in Jamaica to smoke or cook jerk chicken or jerk goat,” said brewmaster Christopher Leonard on Wednesday. “Nobody has made beer with this wood before, as far as we know.” It was a risk of Heavy Seas to use the foreign wood in its beer-aging process, but on Saturday at the Maryland Brewers' Harvest event in Fells Point, it paid off. Out of 192 entries from 23 state breweries, Plank III was named the top Maryland beer of the year.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2013
It's not just politicans wagering on NFL playoff games. Earlier this week, Heavy Seas Beer owner Hugh Sisson proposed a wager on the AFC Championship game between the Ravens and the Patriots to Jim Koch, chairman of the Boston Beer Company and Samuel Adams beer.  Here's the exchange, which happened over email on Wednesday and Thursday: Hi Jim Straight up bet - 1 case of my Loose Cannon IPA for 1 case of your Boston Lager, Ravens...
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
The folks at the Maryland SPCA are at it again, thinking up another fun, new event to support homeless dogs and cats. Pyrates for Pups will be Friday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Baltimore's Swann Park. On the docket: A fleet of food trucks, Heavy Seas beer, live music from Hanover Blue and, of course, adorable pets you can adopt. Bring your dog for off-leash play at the nearby Downtown Dog Resort & Spa if you'd like. Free admission. Concession charages go to help the MD SPCA.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
One bill sought by the Brewers Association of Maryland was killed in a Senate committee this week, while another was approved only after being sharply cut back. Some of the breweries most active in seeking the legislation came out losers. The panel voted down a bill that would have increased the amount of beer the holder of a brewpub license could produce. The main beneficiary of the bill would have been Evolution Craft Brewing in Salisbury. The Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee approved a bill allowing micro-breweries to offer samples and sell beers at farmer's markets only after severely limiting which brewers could participate, according to brewers association executive director J.T. Smith.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2012
Several Howard County restaurant owners are lobbying for the right to sell refillable containers of beer and wine to dine-in customers, but the plan has raised concerns from the owners of a liquor store that the sales would result in irresponsible drinking. Corinne Gorzo, who co-owns Glenwood Wine and Spirits with her husband, John, spoke out against refillable containers to state lawmakers, voicing concern about potential sanitation and safety issues resulting from customers drinking to excess.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
The idea that beer has just as much right as wine to be on a fancy dinner table is not a novelty. And during the annual Baltimore Beer Week celebration, which begins Friday, it's a matter of principle. The beer dinner, a multicourse meal built around beer pairings, is not only a staple of Baltimore's annual craft-beer celebration, it's become a year-round event in restaurants with adventurous beer programs, where suggested beer pairings now show up on menus as often as wine recommendations.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
One bill sought by the Brewers Association of Maryland was killed in a Senate committee this week, while another was approved only after being sharply cut back. Some of the breweries most active in seeking the legislation came out losers. The panel voted down a bill that would have increased the amount of beer the holder of a brewpub license could produce. The main beneficiary of the bill would have been Evolution Craft Brewing in Salisbury. The Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee approved a bill allowing micro-breweries to offer samples and sell beers at farmer's markets only after severely limiting which brewers could participate, according to brewers association executive director J.T. Smith.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
The idea that beer has just as much right as wine to be on a fancy dinner table is not a novelty. And during the annual Baltimore Beer Week celebration, which begins Friday, it's a matter of principle. The beer dinner, a multicourse meal built around beer pairings, is not only a staple of Baltimore's annual craft-beer celebration, it's become a year-round event in restaurants with adventurous beer programs, where suggested beer pairings now show up on menus as often as wine recommendations.
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| September 3, 2013
Heavy Seas Beer released the following message today: "Many of you might remember Mick Kipp, aka Mick T. Pirate, who provided food at many of our past festivals. Sadly, Mick passed away last spring. Originally we had planned a singular event on September 19th to raise money for an education fund for Mick's daughter, Matoaka.    As with any nautical excursion, sometimes there is a change of course. We have decided not to do a special event on September 19th, but rather to celebrate his life by donating 10% of the net proceeds from our Beer & Bacon Fest and our next 3 festivals to Matoaka's education fund.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
The Oregon Grille will host a Heavy Seas beer dinner with brewer Hugh Sisson on Wednesday night. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. on the restaurant's popular bluestone patio with an “Exploring Beer Styles from Around the World” tasting and seminar.  Then guests will join Sisson for a four-course dinner featuring pairings with Heavy Seas beers. The menu includes beer cheese soup with prosciutto flakes; pan-fried oysters over baby field greens with shaved Gouda; bacon-wrapped fillet glazed with Peg Leg Stout, served with seasonal ratatouille, and, for dessert, peach Melba crisp topped with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2013
It's not just politicans wagering on NFL playoff games. Earlier this week, Heavy Seas Beer owner Hugh Sisson proposed a wager on the AFC Championship game between the Ravens and the Patriots to Jim Koch, chairman of the Boston Beer Company and Samuel Adams beer.  Here's the exchange, which happened over email on Wednesday and Thursday: Hi Jim Straight up bet - 1 case of my Loose Cannon IPA for 1 case of your Boston Lager, Ravens...
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
Heavy Seas Beer, which earned high marks from b's Top 20 Maryland Beers list last month, has major plans for 2013. At the top of the list, at least to this beer drinker, is the Halethorpe-based brewery's "preliminary" decision to distribute its beers in cans, including Loose Cannon, Davy Jones' Lager and an Oktoberfest style. The cans' availability has yet to be determined, according to spokeswoman Jenn Ladd. There's also a planned overhaul of Heavy Seas' line of Mutiny Fleet beers.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2012
Once, Baltimoreans could stop by the corner tavern and take away a container of their favorite brew, straight from the tap. The sound those pails made as they slid empty down the bar for refills is said to be how they got their name. Growlers, which in recent decades have taken the form of 2-liter brown-glass jugs, have been experiencing a resurgence among beer enthusiasts looking for their favorite microbrews or those who just want fresh draft beer at home. But many Maryland brewers and restaurant owners are prohibited from selling growlers and are pushing for a change in state law. Statewide restrictions limit the sale of growlers to brewpubs that make their own beer on the premises and sell food, excluding bars and most restaurants.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2011
Eleven days, nearly 300 events, more than 50 venues. Baltimore Beer Week, now in its third year, has certainly grown. Hugh Sisson, the founder of Heavy Seas Beer, is the lead sponsor of this year's Beer Week, as he's been for the past two years. He got involved early on because he saw the 11-day event as a platform to promote the city's burgeoning craft beer scene. In that role, he's had a front-row seat to its evolution since 2009. What's different this year from years past?
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
The folks at the Maryland SPCA are at it again, thinking up another fun, new event to support homeless dogs and cats. Pyrates for Pups will be Friday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Baltimore's Swann Park. On the docket: A fleet of food trucks, Heavy Seas beer, live music from Hanover Blue and, of course, adorable pets you can adopt. Bring your dog for off-leash play at the nearby Downtown Dog Resort & Spa if you'd like. Free admission. Concession charages go to help the MD SPCA.
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By Brian Conlin, Patuxent Publications | August 6, 2012
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, the flagship beer of Clipper City Brewing Co., hasn't stayed on shelves of stores across 18 states and Washington, D.C., for long. The thirst of beer drinkers for the India pale-ale-style beer showed no signs of diminishing this year as it made up nearly 50 percent of the brewery's sales, according to a company spokeswoman, Kelly Zimmerman. To meet the demand, the Halethorpe-based brewery stopped production of its imperial cream ale, called Davey Jones Lager, until next summer.
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