Heavy Seas Brewery | Baltimore, Maryland
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Heavy Seas Brewery
Excellent based on 25 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

4615 Hollins Ferry Rd
Baltimore, Maryland United States 21227 [ print map ]
410 247 7822

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Beer Available At Heavy Seas Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Heavy Seas CrossBones 55, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Blackbeardís Breakfast 99, Heavy Seas Red Sky at Morning 90, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Plank III 92, Heavy Seas / Yards Philtimore 75, Heavy Seas Fielderís Choice , Heavy Seas Desert Island Series American Honey Amber Ale 48, Heavy Seas Desert Island Series Schwarzbier 78, Heavy Seas Smooth Sail 40, Heavy Seas Cutlass Amber Lager 44, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: The Big DIPA (2014) 93, Heavy Seas Double Cannon 95, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (Grapefruit Zest) , Heavy Seas Phantom Ship 91, Heavy Seas Desert Island Series Strong Scottish , Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 97, Heavy Seas Powder Monkey 47, Heavy Seas Black Cannon 89, Heavy Seas Deep Six 94, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Yule Tide (2014) 83
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25 reviews for Heavy Seas Brewery
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  84%
 Selection  71%
 Food N/A 
 Value  84%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
devman171  (164) Annapolis , Maryland | January 31, 2013
Nice enough brewery, havent been since they expanded. $5 for a tour, beers, and glass. Love the Loose Cannon
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba  (176) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | November 24, 2012
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
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
radio_nowhere  (88) Maryland | September 22, 2012| Updated March 3, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | July 16, 2012
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
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
bshep  (6) , | July 5, 2012
Awesome to go to. Had am amazing time, loved getting a glass for a keep-sake.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm  (68) Taft, Tennessee | May 29, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2  (837) San Diego, California | November 13, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
ultrashuai  (31) Bloomington, Indiana | October 10, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
Steeeve  (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | November 8, 2010
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.

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