Recently Heavy Seas was featured on the Food Network’s Burgers, Brew & Que hosted by Michael Symon. They were highlighted for their craft brewing and their beerclairs. The beerclairs are one of their signature desserts. It just like a traditional eclair – the oblong shaped pastry with a cream filling and topped with chocolate. In the case of Heavy Seas, their eclair is filled with a beer flavored cream. Like a Loose Cannon flavored cream inside an eclair and dusted with orange zest.
I checked out this spot for the viewing party with some mini eclairs and the airing of the show.
We started with a few beers, they had special on their year-long selection. I chose an Amber because the rest are relatively uninspiring. I don’t feel like there is anything unique happening with their beers; I wouldn’t recognize any of them from your tradition run of the mill pale ales or pilsners.
I wanted to give a special a chance to see if it had more flavor – I opted for the Great’er Pumpkin. Some hints of fall spices, not much pumpkin tho. I liked better, still wouldn’t rush to the store to buy any of their beers. I think the options at Peabody usually offer more interesting choices. I also think its weird they serve their craft brews in a beer glass for a different brewery.
Food and service were also disappointing. We ordered a snack – the Soft Pretzel with an ancho pepper mustard dipping sauce. A basic braided pretzel with a crisp outside and a soft inside. The braid means everyone gets that coveted middle piece. No complaints, but no raves either.
We thought we were ordering the appetizer Mac and Cheese, but they gave us the much bigger and more expensive entree portion even though they didn’t offer us the choice of ham or crab.
We did taste a few of the eclairs. I am not the best judge for this – I don’t like eclairs and I don’t like their beer. But, others might find these fun.
It’s location kind of off the beaten path and my mediocre experience means I probably won’t be heading back.