Friday, October 25, 2013

Maritime Beer Report - October 25, 2013

Hello and welcome to the October 25th edition of the Maritime Beer Report.

Railcar Brewing released they will be housed in the rear unit at 9172 Main Street in Florenceville-Bristol. They plan on having the tasting / bar area open as soon as possible. This space will be operational while they work on the actual brewery room itself. They will focus on carrying only craft beers in our tasting area as well as providing a relaxed atmosphere where you can drink and learn about craft beer. Construction will start around the end of November in the tasting area. Then in January we will begin to glass in the brewery area and install the equipment.

Picaroons Traditional ales announced they will release its Winter Warmer Strong Ale on November 1. This barley wine comes in at a 7.3% ABV and as they say it is on the sleigh.

Atlantic Canada Beer Blog reported that a new brewery is scheduled to open soon in New Brunswick. "Shane Steeves, a longtime home brewer, plans on opening his nanobrewery, named Hammond River Brewing, later this fall at his home in Saint John. he currently has four local establishments that will be serving his beers on tap. He intends to have an IPA, an American Pale Ale, a West Coast Style Red Ale, and an Extra Special Bitter. 

PEI Brewing Company is having 1st Annual Growler Challenge. It is an Oktoberfest event with free admission, live entertainment, sausages, barbecue, pretzels, beer and half-price tours. What is a growler challenge? You have to hold a full growler in a straight outstretched arm and whomever lasts the longest wins. 

The collaboration beer Big Spruce Brewing and Crannóg Ales brewed is an Imperial IPA and they call it Left Breton Organic Conspiracy. It comes in at 79 IBUs and about 8% ABV. Big Spruce will be heading to BC to repeat the process at Crannóg Ales brewery.

Boxing Rock Brewing's Grand opening event at the brewery between 12 - 6 tomorrow. Look for details in last weeks report.

Garrison Brewing had a double release yesterday. Winter Warmer & Martello Stout are now on the shelf in our retail store. The Stout is also on draught to fill your growler!

Hop Mess Monster Returns to Hart & Thistle. They are going to honor Greg Nash's 29th birthday with the annual Brewmasters Birthday Bash! There's going to be a crazy-ass burger, pork belly sliders, a keg of vintage Commissar RIS, lots of the uber-delicious Dank & Stormy DIPA, and last but not least, the return of Messy. Messy comes back home with 533 calculated IBU, 11.5% ABV and was pummelled with hops from mash to fermenter. It all happens on Saturday, October 26th.

Ladies Beer League confirmed Casks for CaskFest: Hell Bay Brewing Dark Ale, Picaroons Smoked Porter, Propeller Beer Dry-hopped IPA and Garrison Brewing Winter Warmer. Need I say more.

Bridge Brewing Company will be launching their fall seasonal tomorrow, Saturday. It is a delicious Belgian IPA with a 6.5% ABV. Remember Bridge has new extended winter hours for your convenience.

Sea Level Brewing now has the Punkin' Grinner Ale is on tap at the Port Pub and in 6 pack of cans at the brewery. Amber in colour with a unique balance of spicy and sweet with all local ingredients.

Now you are up to date. Remember trick or treating for beer is a real thing, so until next week enjoy responsibly.