Motorworks Brewing Heavy is the Head imperial brown ale bottle on top of a barrel in the barrel room

Heavy is the Head
BA Imperial Brown Ale


We have proudly partnered with Chris Ponte, James Beard nominee, and the On Swann team to brew this special edition Imperial Brown Ale collection “Heavy is the Head” that we barrel-aged for several months in two unique barrels, rum, and bourbon.

  • Bourbon Barrel Aged variant showcases gorgeous aromas of bourbon, oak, and vanilla over robust chocolatey and dried dark fruit flavors (dried plum and raisins)
  • Rum Barrel Aged variant is medium-bodied with a bouquet of cinnamon, oak, and subtle hints of tropical fruit with cinnamon, rich chocolate, and honey flavors followed by pleasant spiced rum warmth and dry, cacao finish.


  • 2020 — U.S. Beer Tasting Championships — Honorable Mention

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