Baltimore-based Heavy Seas collaborated with MadTree to create a new beer with a twist – it uses ingredients sourced from local partners in both communities. Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company from Baltimore worked with Cincinnati’s Deeper Roots Coffee to select and roast two different coffees to use in the beer. Cincinnati’s Maverick Chocolate then supplied the cocoa nibs used in the Scottish ale. Both breweries partnered with the Clean Water Fund and Earth Share Ohio to use this as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for water management and conservation.
“MadTree has long admired what the Heavy Seas’ crew has been doing so we were excited to be a part of the Partner Ships series this year,” said Ryan Blevins, MadTree head brewer. “It was a blast to take the collaboration to another level by bringing in our favorite coffee roasters to collaborate on the beans used in the beer.”
The Partner Ships series features beers produced in collaboration with other regionally and nationally recognized brewers in the spirit of friendship, creativity, and adventure. For 2017, Heavy Seas is partnered with Union Craft Brewing and Cigar City Brewing in addition to MadTree. The Partner Ships series is brewed at Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore and celebrates the pioneering spirit of American craft beer today.
The beer will be available on draft and in 22oz bomber bottles at bars, restaurants, and better beer retailers. A series of special tapping events will be held throughout Ohio and Kentucky to raise money and awareness for Earth Share Ohio/Clean Water Fund.
11/6/2017 Swig (Perrysburg OH) 5 pm
11/7/2017 Cock N Bull (Toledo OH) 7 pm
11/9/2017 Hi and Dry (Cleveland OH) 7 pm
11/10/2017 Musketeers Bar & Grill (Richfield OH) 5 pm
11/10/2017 Quarter Up Bar Arcade (Akron OH) 8 pm
11/13/2017 Barrio (Downtown Cleveland OH) 6 pm
11/14/2017 MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati OH) 4 pm
11/20/2017 Lizardville (Westerville OH) 5 pm
11/21/2017 Pins Mechanical (Columbus OH) 5 pm
11/27/2017 Trolley Stop (Dayton OH) 7 pm
11/28/2017 D20 (Dayton OH) 7 pm
12/6/2017 Arcadium (Lexington KY) 7 pm
12/7/2017 Crazy Fox (Newport KY) 5 pm
12/7/2017 Gypsy’s (Covington KY) 7 pm
12/12/2017 Suzie’s Hot Dogs & Beers (Youngstown OH) 7 pm
12/13/2017 Hop Cat (Louisville KY) 5 pm
12/28/2017 Cappy’s (Cincinnati OH) 5 pm
12/29/2017 16Bit (Cincinnati OH) 6 pm
Style: Wee Heavy
Malts: Golden Promise, Roasted Barley, Double Roast Crystal, Chocolate Rye
Hops: UK Goldings
Additions: Ethiopian Harrar coffee, Burundi Mpanga coffee, cocoa nibs
About MadTree Brewing Company
Cincinnati’s MadTree Brewing made history when they opened in 2013 by becoming the first modern craft brewery to can its beer in Ohio. In February 2017 they opened a new $18M brewery, taproom, beer garden, and private event spaces in Cincinnati’s Oakley neighborhood. MadTree is known for focusing more on great tasting beers rather than following traditional brewing style guidelines. Their award-winning beers are distributed throughout Ohio by Cavlier Distributing and throughout Kentucky by Beer House Distributing.