Friday, October 11, 2013

Maritime Beer Report - October 11, 2013.

Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the October 11th 2013 edition of the Maritime Beer Report.

Grimross Brewing Belgian Rye IPA will be ready in a day or two They will tweet when we are bottling so follow them on twitter.

Shiretown's latest "Five Rivers" golden ale is now available at the brewery. It comes in at 5.0% ABV and about 25 IBUs.

Picaroons has some fresh out of the barrel, Oak Aged Best Bitter on tap now at the brewtique.

Bridge Brewing says it looks like tomorrow will be the last day for the Many Hands Wet Hopped Imperial Pale Ale. Until next year. Good bye till we meet again.

Big Spruce Brewing now has Bitter Get'er India and Regatta Red joining Kitchen Party and Cereal Killer on tap at Maxwell's Plum. This is their first Bitter Get'er India tap, their first off-Island Regatta Red tap, and their first 4 tap location in NS. Four beer sampler plates will be available. I say yes please :)

Garrison Brewing's 3rd "ONE HOP" has landed. Garrison's says "East Kent Goldings" (E.K.G. for short) is a British hop variety, more gentle & smooth than her predecessor - Citra. With floral & fruity flavours & an earthy nose, you won't be disappointed". EKG is now available in the retail store, NSLC & all private stores in Halifax. EKG will also be available in New Brunswick by the end of the week.

The Winemaker vs Brewmaster Dinner at The Halifax Club with Blomidon Estate Winery & Propeller Brewing Company in a head to head taste-off is next Friday the 18th. To reserve your seats or for more info call Adam at the Halifax club.

Rockbottom Brewpub's new offering is a sour saison called Synaptic Illusion. The blog describes it as "Berries, fruit and spice with a little bit of funk and a whole lot of tart; a little farmhouse ale with a serious wallop of refreshing flavour and acidity". It comes in at 5.0% ABV and 7 IBUs.

Congratulations are in order for Uncle Leo's. The Huffington Post named Uncle Leo's one of Canada's 11 best new breweries!

As reported last week Sea Level Brewing's Hoptoberfest that was on tap at the Port Pub made it way to cans this week at the brewery and as of today to Harvest in Halifax. Get it fast because this one won' be around for long.

Had a chat with Lucas from Boxing Rock Brewing and asked what was coming this fall, looks like a English Session will be coming soon so look for that one.

The Ladies Beer League announced a cask event that will be open to all beer lovers, men and women, coming up on November 17th at the Stubborn Goat Gastropub. It will feature unique, one-off, cask-conditioned ales from seven different maritime craft breweries. There is an afternoon (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and evening session (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.). The $35.00 ticket includes 7 oz. samples of each cask and a chance to vote for the 2013 Cask-of-the-year!  Tickets go on sale online this Sunday, October 13th on eventbrite. 

LOCAL CONNECTIONS HALIFAX's Craft Beer and Local Food Celebration has released the final two rooms. Room 6 is THE PLAN B KARAOKE EXPERIENCE Every good celebration needs solid karaoke. The room will be hosted by Plan B and comedian Bill Wood (plus other guests), and will be the place where your wildest dreams will come true. Local Source will be feeding hungry patrons while Boxing Rock (Shelburne) and Hell Bay (Liverpool) whet your whistle.
Room 7 is SAUSAGE FEST JUNIOR For those who have been reminiscing about last August's Sausage Fest, or for those who simply missed all the festivities, we're dedicating this room to you! The food host will be announced shortly, but we already know that you will be able to enjoy fresh brews from Big Spruce (Baddeck) and Uncle Leo (Lyonn's Brook).
One last item there will be a home brewer's contest to lead up to the Craft Beer and Local Food Celebration. Details coming soon. Interested? Stayed tuned.

Have you heard about Valley Beerfest 2014? Haven't heard of it? All NS craft beer, watch for details in The Pub Magazine or here on the Beer Report.

A new blog to check out is from Christiane Jost about her setting up a new microbrewery in Tatamagouche NS Tatamagouche Brewster

That's all I have for this week, until next time enjoy enjoy responsibly.