The third release in Heavy Seas Beer Partner Ship Series is the first to be barrel-aged.
Heavy Seas has partnered with Terrapin Beer Co. for Rye Wit, a 7.25 percent ABV witbier brewed with coriander and Amarillo and Cascade hops before being aged in chardonnay wine barrels for 16 weeks. The wit was brewed at Halethorpe, Md.-based Heavy Seas on Feb. 4.
This is the third release in Heavy Sea’s series of collaborations with breweries around the country named The Partner Ships.
The first collaboration in the series was Red IPA, a 7.2 percent ABV IPA brewed with Amarillo, Cascade, hallertau blanc, Simcoe and Warrior hops in collaboration with Maine Beer Co. of Freeport, while the second was Hoppelbock, a 7.25 percent ABV lager brewed with hallertau mittlefrue, Magnum, opal, perle and spalt hops from Germany.
There will be one more beer released in the series this year: a collaboration with Escondido, Calif.-based Stone Brewing Co. that will be available from November-December.
According to Christine Shaffer, pr and communications coordinator for Heavy Seas, Rye Wit will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will be sent to retailers across Heavy Seas’ entire distribution footprint after it is released during an event on August 24 at the brewery.
Update (July 7, 2016) — This post was updated to include brewing information. It was originally published on April 11, 2016.
Update (Aug. 12, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date.