Fans looking for a new Heavy Seas Beer year-round beer don’t have much longer to wait.
The Baltimore, Md.-based brewery will be releasing Pounder Pils, a 5 percent ABV pilsner brewed with hallertau mittlefrue, opal and saaz hops. The beer name is inspired by the term given for navel cannons, which were named after the weight of a single solid iron shot that they fired.
According to Heavy Seas’ 2016 release calendar, Pounder Pils will join five other year-round offerings releases this year, including:
- Loose Canon IPA (7.25 percent ABV)
- Double Cannon IPA (9.5 percent ABV)
- CrossBones IPA (4.5 percent ABV)
- Powder Monkey pale ale (4.8 percent ABV)
- Peg Leg imperial stout (8 percent ABV)
In an email, Christine Shaffer, spokesperson for Heavy Seas, told Tenemu that Pounder Pils will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles. A post on the brewery’s Instagram account indicates that the beer will be officially released at Heavy Seas on Thursday, with bottles scheduled to ship to retailers in the brewery’s entire distribution footprint following the event.
Update (March 29, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date. It was originally published on Feb. 17, 2016.