Friday, September 6, 2013

Maritime Beer Report September 6, 2013

Welcome to the September 6th edition of the Maritime Beer Report. Tonights report seems a bit Nova Scotia heavy but that is the way it goes some time. 

Atlantic Beer Blogger reports two new beers from Celtic Knot Brewing should be available soon. Dark Passage Oatmeal Stout and Dubh Loki, Black IPA,are currently going through the listing process with ANBL. Batches are standing by, and will likely be pouring at The Tide & Boar and Marky’s Laundromat in Moncton very soon.

As I reported last week the two major craft beer events in Fredericton have new venues. The Delta Fredericton for the Fredericton Beer Run on August 4th 2014 and the Fredericton Convention Centre for the 2nd annual Fredericton Craft Beer festival March 8th 2014. So save those dates

As we ease out of summer expect some of our brewers to change their hours. Uncle Leos did just that changing their hours beginning this week for the Winter. They are:

Monday & Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Thursday 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Friday 2:00PM to 7:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM to 7:00PM
Sunday 2:00PM to 6:00PM

Big Spruce Brewing was brewing their  first black IPA today. 124 IBUs of deliciousness. I sure hope I get to try this one

Hart & Thistle kicked off September by releasing a new beer in their pub. It is TubberRoe. It is a robust porter described as lightly acrid, burnt, black malt notes with dark chocolate, fruit, spice and hops finishing with a roasty dryness. Luscious, hoppy black beer. it is 5.9% ABV and 43 IBUs. Sounds awesome.

If you are in the Annapolis Valley this week end Sea Level Brewing has the much anticipated, beautifully crisp, NEW SCOTLAND HEATHER ALE is now available in 1 litre refillable growlers.

Speaking of this week end Bike to Bridge is happening on Sunday 2:30-6pm in the Bridge Brewing Company parking lot, There will be live music, The Food Wolf and Bridge Beer on tap. Proceeds go to the Halifax Cycling Coalition. Please bring cash only

Garrison now have Halifax Oktoberfest tickets available at our retail store - $12.00 gets you through the gate from 7:00 pm to midnight for a rocking evening of live music & craft beer! We'll also be selling them at the gate. 

LOCAL CONNECTIONS HALIFAX is hosting Craft Beer and Local Food Celebration at the Halifax Club on January 16th, 2014. This event will be another "7 Rooms, 7 Experiences" event under the Meet Your Local banner, with full details becoming available October 15, 2013.

Lastly The Local Traveller asked if there was any new news on the new brewery in Lunenburg. What I was able to find out is that YARDARM Brewery was registered with Registry of Joint Stocks but the property still hasn't been purchased from the municipality as yet but it is still in the works. Stay posted.

Please send any comments or suggestions to . That is all for this week, remember to enjoy responsibly.