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Beer Available At Heavy Seas Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Yule Tide (2014) 75, Heavy Seas Deep Six 81, Heavy Seas Cross Bones 66, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: The GreatíER Pumpkin 96, Heavy Seas Red Sky At Night 68, Heavy Seas AARGHtoberfest! 41, Heavy Seas Powder Monkey 49, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Siren Noire (2013 -) 99, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Plank III 88, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Holy Sheet (2014 Bourbon Cask) , Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (Juniper) , Heavy Seas Gold Ale 43, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Holy Sheet (2013 -) 95, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: The Big DIPA (2013) 87
sonnycheeba (161) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | November 24, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Typical warehouse brewery with high ceilings and stacks of beer ready to be shipped out. Normally only open on Saturdays for brewery tours. Tours start and end in the small tasting room for a few samples and the chance to purchase some well-designed merchandise. Occasionally open their doors to offer great beer/food events and to support local homebrew competitions. Great staff and AHA members can tour for free.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 29, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Came here on a Saturday morning for the tour. $5 for the tour and they give you a pint glass to take home with, and five tokens which are redeemable for 4 ounce (or about that) pours at the bar. The tour itself was pretty good, but really if youíve been on one brewery tour, theyíre all the same. ďHereís the area we store our beer after itís packaged. Hereís where we brew. Hereís the cold room. Hereís the fermentation tanks.Ē The tour guide was one of the brewers, which did make it nice, though he said that all of the workers sort of rotate through giving the weekly tours. So sometimes you might get the guy who runs the packaging line who will want to tell you all about packaging, and not so much about what theyíre brewing at the time, or get super excited about the new hop shipment, etc. There are bottles available for purchase here, but at the time there wasnít anything really rare, and no bombers, just cases of their regular lineup. Good experience overall. The workers here really make the place.
radio_nowhere (65) Maryland | September 22, 2012| Updated March 3, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Tour session with Hugh. Like others have said heís very funny and sarcastic; yet informative. Nice size brewery that is still expanding. Samples were mainly the year rounders with IPA on cask and 1 special. $5 for 5 samples and pint glass. Good deal, worth the trip.
mikem409 (226) bloomfield, Michigan | July 16, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
did the tour with hugh sisson. he is so damn funny. the brewery is very big and it was 5 bucks for the tour 5 samples and a pint glass
bshep (6) , | July 5, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome to go to. Had am amazing time, loved getting a glass for a keep-sake.
Itzjerm (58) Taft, Tennessee | May 29, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is back in an industrial park. Hugh is a unique person sarcastic and true to his nature. The brewery is not shiney and new... but more like a factory. There is a small tasting room. But the office space is the same area. For the size these guys are, I would have expected more. They did have some good sale prices.
BeerandBlues2 (737) Hanover, Maryland | November 13, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy Seas is only open on Saturdays for tours, or during special events. I have been here twice to judge homebrew competitions and once for their annual Chili, Cheese, and Beer Festival. It is a functioning business/brewery with not much in the way of seating, but that is fine with me. They have been creating some fantastic firkins of late, though their availability is sparse.
ultrashuai (31) Bloomington, Indiana | October 10, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the better brewery tours Iíve been to based on a variety of factors.
If youíre looking for a tour where you get to meet the brewer and talk shop, then this is not that sort of tour. Itís a larger brewery and they attract larger tour groups. Only Saturdays, only at certain times. Mine was led by the lady in charge of marketing. I had tried to reserve it online the previous night, but found that it was full. I just chose to show up anyway, and I guess theyíre not terribly concerned with the reservation process, because I still got in.
Sampling is done beforehand, but you can also duck out from the tour to get a refill, or save some for the end. Itís not a very large gift shop, but you have the typical brewery schwag plus various sizes of beer: cases, six packs and bombers.
The samples consisted of their more standard varieties, and lacked the specialty brews that drive me to visit the breweries in the first place. Their popular pumpkin had come out recently when I visited, and they didnít have it on tap or for sale at the store (they had run out that day). I was able to buy it at a store later though.
This is very good beer though, in my opinion. Even those standard varieties that they have on tap are excellent, but they also do quite a few more experimental specialty brews that are even better.
Typical weird, industrial location but itís well worth the visit if youíre around.
Steeeve (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | November 8, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Took the tour this past weekend. $5 gets you a Heavy Seas souvenir pint glass and 5 6-oz samples, just walk up to the bar and give them a token to get your next one. Bartenders were nice and quick, though the one was a bit condescending, intentionally or not (I asked for Loose Cannon for my first sample, and he strongly suggested I start with something weaker, as if Iíve never had a hopped up IPA before...). I got there around 1 PM for the 2 PM tour, which was great because it got pretty crowded by 2. The tour was given by the marketing director (I think her name was Kelly). She provided an informative and entertaining tour, and was incredibly genuine and nice when we spoke to her afterwards (she told us the name of the one store that still had The Great Pumpkin on the shelves!). They also had 22 oz singles and 6 packs for sale, as well as some Summer Ale on clearance for only $5 and one last remaining case of Hang Ten. They actually had a few bottles of the Summer Ale open to use as your samples, if you wanted to try it before buying the sixer. Overall it was a swell experience, would definitely go back for another round of samples if I happen to be in the Baltimore area.
compass40204 (5) Louisville, Kentucky | November 10, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I showed up to take a tour and was given a beer and shown the door into the brewery. Since I had spoken to the owner in advance, they just let me walk around and check stuff out on my own. They were quite generous with the beer sampling, also.
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