Heavy Seas Beer’s second collaboration in its Partner Ships Series is being released early next month.
The new beer is a 7.25 percent ABV “Hoppelbock” lager brewed with hallertau mittlefrue, Magnum, opal, perle and spalt hops from Germany. The beer was brewed with Hershey, Pa.-based Tröegs Independent Brewing at Heavy Seas in Halethorpe, Md. on March 22.
This is the second release in Heavy Sea’s series of collaborations with breweries around the country named “The Partner Ships,” with the first being 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.
There will be two more beers released in the series this year: a collaboration with Athens, Ga.-based Terrapin Beer Co. that will be available from August-September and a collaboration with Escondido, Calif.-based Stone Brewing Co. that will be available from November-December.
According to a post on Heavy Seas’ Twitter page, Hoppelbock will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will be released on June 2 at the brewery before being sent to retailers across Heavy Seas’ entire distribution footprint.
Update (May 13, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date. It was originally published on March 23, 2016.