Heavy Seas Beer announced on March 16 that founder Hugh Sisson would step down as Chief Executive Officer. Sisson will continue to play an active role in the business as a full-time managing partner.
The Halethorpe brewery appointed Dan Kopman, co-founder of Schlafly beer, as CEO.
The 40,000-square-foot building will gain an additional 20,000 square feet in the coming months. A bridge will be constructed to connect the buildings together. The brewery’s operations will be reorganized and a fully renovated 5,000-square-foot taproom will also be added. The taproom will be nearly 10 times larger than the current space. A small-batch brew house will also be added for experimental brews.
A recent overhaul of the company has made this possible.
“More and more, the key to success in the craft-beer business of the future will be this direct-to-consumer piece, the taproom,” Kopman said.
The new taproom is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018. The expansion will allow for more seating, hosting private events, increasing taps from eight to 16 and an outside deck area. Patrons will be able to watch the fresh beer being brewed and packaged through transparent walls.
Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Wednesday-Friday 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday noon-10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.