Friday, September 13, 2013

Maritime Beer Report - September 13, 2013

Hello and welcome to the September 13th edition of the Maritime Beer Report. Tonight's report is once again Nova Scotia heavy.

PEI Brewing released a teaser on Tuesday "Who's excited for our Pumpkin Ale? Available soon at 96 Kensington Rd! Stay Tuned" I will do that.

Hell Bay Brewing has its Dark Cream Ale in bottles again and say get it while it lasts. It is available at the brewery in Liverpool and soon at  Premier Wine & Spirits and Bishop's Cellar in Halifax. 

The labels are in and Sea Level Brewing has the New Scotland Heather Ale in cans. 6 Packs are at Sea Level Brewing and in Halifax at Bishops Cellar, Cristall and Harvest wines.

Hoppily Married, the Big Spruce Brewing harvest IPA, made with their fresh farm grown organic hops, is now on tap at the brewery. It is also soon to be on limited release at Townhouse Brewpub and Eatery in Antigonish. Looks like I will need to make a trip to get a taste of this one.

Are you an early riser? Garrison is looking for one Halifax Oktoberfest volunteer to help with set-up from 8:00 am to noon. Then you're free to stroll Oktoberfest, feast on a big roast & enjoy our craft beer :) Better yet, volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the evening component (7:00-midnight), and a drink & food ticket. Email 

Propeller was brewing up some DIPA, one of my favorites, today so look for it coming soon 

Many Hands Wet Hopped Imperial Pale Ale, wet hopped collaboration brew between Boxing Rock and Bridge Brewing will go on sale tomorrow. Bridge Brewing stated " Our brewer Josh Herbin grew the hops. We used 110lbs of his hops in one batch brewed down in Shelburne. We had a lot of fun making this beer. Thanks to everyone involved!" Bridge Brewing will have it on sale at its brewery and exclusively on tap at Brooklyn Warehouse. Boxing Rock will have 1L Growlers on sale at the Brewery store, the Seaport Market in Halifax, the Shelburne Farmer's Market and the Yarmouth Farmer's Market. The tasting notes on this are biscuits, toffee, grapefruit, peach. a dry finish and lingering hop resin  7.3% ABV. Watch channel for upcoming review.

Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at the Rockbottom Brewpub, they will have a  20 L PIN of ginger beer. Deadwood Wheat refermented and conditioned on 8 oz of fresh ginger. Should be a stunner!

The Ladies Beer League after being quiet for a while announced its events for October. On the 10th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, join your LBL friends at Rockbottom for a night of house-made suds. There will be drink & food specials, and a guest appearance from Mr.Greg Nash. The following week on October 17th, they'll do it over again down Spring Garden at Rogues Roost.
The details are both events will be pay-as-you-go, and they can have up to 40 women attend. They'll likely fill the house, so please RSVP to to get your name on the list for either or both events.

Tonight I am enjoying a Many Hands Wet Hopped Imperial Pale Ale. That is all I have for this week. Please send all comments, suggestions and tips to Until next week enjoy responsibly.