Heavy Seas Beer’s fall/winter seasonal is about to make it’s triumphal return! “It was our first international gold medal winning beer,” said brewery founder, Hugh Sisson. “And I’m not supposed to say it, but I think it may be my favorite beer!”
The Imperial ESB will be available from October to December in all 18 states where Heavy Seas beer is distributed.
Winter Storm draws on hops from both the West Coast and the UK for its elegant bitterness. A ruddy hued, richly flavored ale, Winter Storm has subtle aromas of nutty malts, earthy hops, and a trace of cocoa. This is a perfect beer for fall and winter, especially because of its warming qualities.
“I also think it’s one of the best beer names ever,” said Sisson. “Everytime the winter weather gets iffy, every TV and radio station in the country is advertising the name of our beer for free!”
Fans of cask conditioned beer can hopefully look forward to seeing more taverns serving cask ale in the months to come. Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Beer has collaborated with Paul Pendyck of UK Brewing to develop a “caskerator” conversion kit available for purchase. “Cask beer is extremely delicate and really needs to be served at a slightly higher temperature than regular draft,” said Sisson. “Another issue is having the beer spoil if not dispensed quickly. Working with Paul to develop this ‘caskerator’ – basically a conversion kit for a standard kegerator – solves all of these problems for the retailer.”
Cask beer is the old-fashioned way of presenting draft beer. The beer is served unfiltered, naturally conditioned (or carbonated), and is pumped from the vessel rather than being pushed with carbon dioxide. This system allows the retailer to serve cask ale using a “beer engine” pump, at the right temperature and with very little waste or spoilage.
Heavy Seas Beer is a national leader in cask beer; therefore, Hugh Sisson wanted to develop a solution to eliminate the challenges that many retailers have encountered in the past.
The caskerator kit includes an Angram CC single pull beer engine with a platform to easily attach to a kegerator. For more information and to purchase the “caskerator” kit, visit: www.ukbrewing.com