Heavy Seas Beer is under Baltimore’s Clipper City Brewing Co., produced in Baltimore, MD. All of this is the brainchild of Hugh Sisson and Brewmaster Ernesto Igot. From their website:
After successfully lobbying the Maryland Legislature to legalize brewpubs, Hugh began brewing professionally in 1989 at his family’s Baltimore pub – Sisson’s – which was coincidentally Maryland’s first brewpub. In 1994 he left Sisson’s to found Clipper City and has been involved in all aspects of the business – brewing, finance, marketing, and sales.
Peg Leg is the Imperial Stout brewed by Heavy Seas, this special version sat in Buffalo Trace barrels for 7 years, then went to oak. Only 5 firkins were filled! This is easily the oldest beer I have ever had, and I was really looking forward to it.
Motor oil black pour with a creamy brownish head. The lacing is phenomenal. Lots of oak, bourbon, and some chocolate coming thru. It isn’t potent. Thick heavy chocolate, lots of bourbon, definitely some oak. Some molasses as well. The taste is complex, but very nicely mellowed. You can tell this has been around or a while. Quite possibly the thickest beer I’ve ever had. It almost feels like drinking melted chocolate. Thick creamy, low carbonation, hardly any booze the only alcohol tast is bourbon Wow this is a great beer. worth the trip out to Churchkey before the big world cup final!