A Baltimore favorite makes for a fun summer beer

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BALTIMORE (July 12, 2019) – Heavy Seas Beer is excited to announce the fifth release from its 15 Barrel Brewhouse in 2019, Bmore Snoball, an Egg Custard Blonde Ale. This beer will be exclusively available in the Heavy Seas Taproom at the brewery on Friday, July 26, 2019 in 4 packs of 16oz cans and on draft.

Egg Custard is the original snoball flavor of Baltimore that was introduced when ice was first made available for commercial use during the Industrial Revolution. Northeastern states would send blocks of ice to southern states like Florida, and their route would pass right though Baltimore. During the humid summers, children started to ask for shavings of the ice to cool them off. Their mothers then decided to start making syrups to flavor the ice by using a recipe of vanilla, sugar, and eggs. Today, the flavor is just named Egg Custard and is simply a golden colored vanilla syrup (it does not taste like eggs).

“We used imported, nutty Maris Otter Pale malt as the base for this Blonde Ale inspired by the classic Baltimore summer treat,” says Heavy Seas Brewmaster, Christopher Leonard. “A touch of Munich Malt provides a hint of bready character to go with a whisper of Strisselspalt hops. To replicate the Egg Custard Snoball flavor, we’ve added vanilla (LOTS of vanilla!) and just a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon. The result is a beer with a comforting aroma, a sweet dessert-like start and a surprisingly soft finish.”

Style: Blonde Ale brewed with vanilla and spice

ABV: 5.5%

IBU: 4

The Bmore Snoball label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Owen Murphy, of One Drop Design Studio. All the taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Owen in 2019.

The can label for Heavy Seas’ Bmore Snoball egg custard ale.

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