July 22, 2003 - Heavyweight Brewing Co. of New Jersey plans a unique series of special releases known as OneTimeOnePlace (OTOP). These will be draft-only, one-off brews. OTOP beers will be produced in seven-barrel batches (217 gallons) and released, in draft, exclusively to one bar/pub in each market. Heavyweight plans about one release per month.
The first release is a Regal Pale Ale (RPA). It is brewed will 100% English pale malt and hopped extensively with Magnum. The beer possesses a delightful mineral chalkiness courtesy of the sea. Thirty pound of oyster shells are added to the two-hour boil. The beer was generously dry-hopped with both Fuggles and Magnum. The result is a hoppy, substantial beer weighing in at 7.9% abv and 55 IBUs.
Only two kegs will be sent to each market. The Blind Tiger in Manhattan, Half Time Beverage in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Andy's Corner Bar in Bogota, N.J. , The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa., Fatheads in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Redbones in Somerville, Ma., were selected to receive the RPA.
The next in the OTOP series will be an assertive dark wheat beer brewed with 3 wheat malts and fermented with a Belgian ale yeast; code-named: Triticum Bock.