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With the temperature this time of year still climbing up into the 90s, as it’s supposed to today, a refreshing, drinkable beer is still very much a necessity. It’s far too early for those heavier pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers soon to be leering from the shelves of your local liquor store.

Today, Heavy Seas is debuting a limited-release brew that promises to offer some of the sweet flavors we associate with summer in a beer that will still go down easy. Made with 49 percent honey and a quarter pound of cherries, the Honey Ale with Cherries is what Heavy Seas is calling a hybrid Mead-Ale. But the taste isn’t as overwhelming as all that sounds, the brewery says, touting its “incredible dryness.” Still, the Honey Ale with Cherries packs a punch: It’s 10 percent ABV, enough to make you forget about any weather-related discomfort.

So beat the heat–or the possible evening storms–by heading down to the expanded taproom in Halethorpe for refuge and a delicious brew.

3-10 p.m., Heavy Seas Beer, 4615 Hollins Ferry Rd., Halethorpe, (410) 247-7822,

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore...