Thursday, September 5, 2013

MARITIME BEER REPORT - August 16th , 2013

Welcome to the August 16th edition of the Maritime Beer Report

PEI Brewing company reported in a press release "For the first time in history, beer brewed in Prince Edward Island is heading to Alberta."

The Prince Edward Island Brewing Company announced today that Gahan Ales and Beach Chair Lager will be available for sale this week throughout the Province of Alberta.

"We are very pleased to announce that PEI beer has arrived in western Canada!" said Jeff Squires, President of the PEI Brewing Company.  "We are working with Thirsty Cellar Imports, a highly regarded sales agency in Calgary to represent our brands in the Province of Alberta", says Squires. 

Marlene Howard, President of Thirsty Cellar Imports, is excited about the opportunity.  "We have been looking for a quality line of craft beer to add to our portfolio", says Howard.  "Gahan Ales and Beach Chair Lager are the perfect fit.  They are handcrafted, premium quality, and they are made in PEI -- all attributes that Albertans value.  We also know that there are many Maritimers currently working in our region.  They will be happy to see a great Maritime beer available in Alberta", says Howard.

The partnership of Thirsty Cellar Imports and the PEI Brewing Company is off to a great start.  Sobeys Liquor will be offering the beer in 39 Sobeys stores in Alberta. "PEI products are known for their quality, and we were impressed with the brands brewed by the PEI Brewing Company", says Pierre Corriveau, Category Manager - Sobeys Liquor.  "Sobeys is pleased to welcome the PEI Brewing Company as one of our newest suppliers".  

Gahan Beer announced that their Sir John A. Honey Wheat Ale is making it's way to Nova Scotia and is in some NSLC stores right now!! 

PEI Beer fest now has their up-to-date beer listing on their website . I currently see about 74 beers listed .

The Atlantic Canada Beer Blog reports  "Bruce Barton of Celtic Knot Brewing has brewed another pilot batch of a new beer that will hopefully be available in the near future. We don't have many details on the "Dark Passage Oatmeal Stout" yet, but keep it in mind if you're in the Moncton area and are keen on some new Celtic Knot beer! "

September is back to SCHOOL month, and Picaroons are REELING back Upstream ale at ANBL in support of the The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation. The ale is a 4.5%  ABV "very palatable golden/pale-ish ale".

Hell Bay Brewing's  latest seasonal is now available in growlers at the brewery! An India Brown Ale, weighing in at 6.8%abv, it's sweet and malty upfront then lends way to hints of rum and molasses and finishes slightly dry. Medium hopped despite it's style.

Uncle Leo's is saying they will have red and IPA available on Saturday so get there early.

Big Spruce in Cape Breton is saying they have lots of Regatta Red available and a small amount of the last of the Tip of the Spear, their spruce tip IPA. There will be some Kitchen Party available but Cereal Killer will not return in growlers until next week.

Rogues Roost in Halifax released a Raspberry Wheat Ale. They say is a "light and refreshing wheat ale with a generous addition of natural raspberry juice, reddish in color and not as sweet as you would expect." It comes in at 5.2 % ABV and 30 IBU.

Ladies beer League is being secretive while they get details together but keep your calendars open for Thursday September 12th. They are "planning something ubber social on Spring Garden!" More details as I get them.

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