The future home of Heavy Seas Ale House in Baltimore's Little Italy

The future home of Heavy Seas Ale House in Baltimore's Little Italy (Baltimore Sun photo/Barbara Haddock Taylor)

Here's good news for Heavy Seas fans -- a Heavy Seas Ale House is coming to Baltimore. The location is the Old Holland Tack Factory, most recently the home of Diablita, which closed in late 2010.

The restaurant is being developed by Patrick Dahlgren, co-owner of the Rowhouse Grille in Federal Hill, who happens to be the stepson of Heavy Seas founder Hugh Sisson. "I love the symmetry," Sisson said in the press release making the announcement, The pub business launched my craft beer career.  How cool is it that my brewing career will further the pub profession of my stepson?"  Sisson is the owner of Clipper City Brewing Company (the brewer of Heavy Seas Beer) and former owner of the much beloved Federal Hill institution, Sisson’s which was also Maryland’s first brew pub.

Heavy Seas Ale House is scheduled to open sometime before the end of April. The neighborhood-tavern inspired decor will feature a 40-foot bar, dark woods, comfortable seating, flat screens, a raw bar and an outdoor beer garden. Liquid offerings will inlcude specialty beer and cask ales and eight Heavy Seas beers

News about the alehouse project was first posted on the Beer in Baltimore blog.