(Halethorpe, MD) – BeerPulse learned on Wednesday that Davy Jones’ Lager has been added to Heavy Seas Beer’s list of ‘marooned’ beers meaning that its production is being put on hiatus. The beer came out in July last year.
Marketing Director, Kelly Zimmerman, says that the company needs to catch up on orders for year-round core beers, especially Loose Cannon IPA.
At this time, Davy Jones’ Lager is planned to be back in 2013. With the installation of several new fermentors, our capacity continues to grow. As a result, either Holy Sheet or Big DIPA (also marooned for 2012) will most likely be added back to the list in 2013 but a final decision has not been reached.
BeerPulse also learned on Wednesday that another summertime release, Red Sky at Night Saison, will be limited this year.
It will only be available in 12 oz bottles as the seasonal addition to our Sunken Sampler variety 12 pack. It will not be available in regular 6packs or drafts until next summer. In 2013, it will be back to its regular volumes and availability.
Heavy Seas isn’t alone in its need to get creative with its brewing schedule. Capacity also limited River Horse Brewing to the point that River Horse put its own lager on hiatus. Lagers are an easy target when cutthroat decisions need to be made. They take longer to brew, carry less of a price premium and sales of other styles like IPAs are generally increasing at a faster rate.