Next week, Heavy Seas Beer will be releasing Plank IV, an 11.2 percent ABV Belgian-style quadrupel ale that has been aged on four very different types of wood: Cuban cedar, Jamaican allspice, retified cherry and retified poplar.
Plank IV will replace Phantom Ship (10 percent ABV) in the Baltimore, Md.-based brewery’s limited edition lineup and will be available from Mach-April.
According to Heavy Seas’ 2016 release calendar, Plank IV will join five other Uncharted Waters releases this year, a series that includes different beer that are typically barrel-aged in different ways.
- Siren Noire (9.5 percent ABV), an imperial chocolate stout available from January-February
- Plank IV (11.2 percent ABV), a Belgian-style quadrupel ale that has been aged on four very different types of wood available from March-April
- Blackbeard’s Breakfast (10 percent ABV), an imperial coffee porter aged in bourbon barrels that is available from May-June
- Red Sky At Morning (10 percent ABV), a Belgian-style saison aged in chardonnay wine barrels available from July-August
- Great’ER Pumpkin (10 percent ABV), a bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin ale available from September-October
- Below Decks, an English-style barley wine aged in cabernet, pinot noir, and syrah wine barrels available from November-December
According to a post on the brewery’s Twitter page, Plank IV will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will be available starting on March 16 at the Heavy Seas Tap Room.
Update (March 10, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date. It was originally published on Feb. 1, 2016.