Friday, February 28, 2014

Maritime Beer Report - February 28, 2014

Hello and welcome to the February 28th edition of the Maritime Beer Report

Gahan House Brewery announced a slight change in its First Annual Home Brewer’s Challenge.  "After talking with some of the home brewer’s we have decided to change the dates for the contest.  This will allow everyone the proper amount of time to brew their beer to perfection.   We are asking everyone to have their finished product handed into Gahan by 5:00 pm on Friday April 4th.  From there we will narrow down the contest to the top 5 and the final judging will be done on Saturday Afternoon at 2:00pm on April 12th." Good luck everyone

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault said on Wednesday that the countdown was beginning saying around 95 days until they open. Going to be an exciting time in Edmundston this summer.

Bad Apple Brewhouse ‏has been busy in more ways than one. First their Barrel Aged Black & Tackle will be ready soon and Double IPA coming on tap as well. I would also like to congratulate Jeff and The Brewers Wife on the news they are expecting another baby to help in the brewery.

Big Spruce Brewing was busy brewing a Wheat IPA today with Aaron Spinney from Sawdust City Brewing. They are calling it "You Spin Me White Round Wheat IPA". I will keep you updated on availability.They also announced their second expansion and have procured 3 10 bbl fermenters and 2 serving tanks so that they can continue to grow and meet demand.

Garrison Brewing started with 76 entries in their Home Brew Off and narrowed it down to 13 semi-finalists and then further narrowed down to just 4 stayed tuned for the here the winner announced on March 13th.

Meander River Farm looks like they got some nice shiney tanks and fermenters in this week. Their project is really coming together nice this winter.

Rogue's Roost ‏have put their new porter on tap and tell us it is "Nice and dark and tasty" 

Ladies Beer League first event of 2014 is on March 25th they'll be screening "The Beer Hunter" at Lion & Bright Café Wine Bar, and will be featuring cask-conditioned ale from Uncle Leo's Brewery. Tickets cost $15 and include a pint of the ale and popcorn. Go to their brand spanking new website to get the details and buy tickets. I also see that their collaboration with Boxing Rock Brewing will be released on Thursday April 17th from 7:00 pm - 12:00 am at Stillwell Beer Bar 1672 Barrington Street in Halifax. I am not sure what it is but I think it uses a lot of apples.

Speaking of Stillwell Beer Bar they released the tap list for the Picaroons Tap Takeover on March 15th. The offerings are:
Winter warmer
Maple cream ale
Ember ale smoked porter
Timber hog stout
104th regiment brown ale
Best bitter
Simeon jones river valley amber ale
Feels good imperial pilsner
Plaid to the bone heather ale
Yippee ipa
Irish red

Ember Ale smoked porter
Afterglow Aphrodisiac Ale
Parcel of Rogues session ale

As of Friday there are 5 tickets left so hurry if you want one. Not to be missed.

Fredericton Craft Beer Fest is about a week away and excitement is building. Here is the beer list of maritime breweries as of February 22nd and is subject to change (there are many other beers besides this list)

North Brewing
Belgian IPA
Strong Dark Belgian

Big Spruce Brewing
Bitter Get'er India Black IPA
Cereal Killer Oatmeal Stout

Uncle Leo's Brewing

Boxing Rock Brewing
The Vicar's cross Double IPA
Hunky Dory Pale Ale
Temptation Red Ale

Garrison Brewing Company
Nut Brown
Irish Red Ale
Raspberry Wheat
Hopyard Pale Ale 
Imperial Pale Ale
Martello Stout

Bad Apple Brewhouse 
Black & Tackle RIS
American Pale Ale

Blonde du Quai
Siren's t'ale
Brown Ale

Grimross Brewing
Ben's Pale Ale

Maple Cream
A Parcel of Rogues
Ember Ale
Afterglow Aphrodisiac Ale
Mans Best Friend
Dark and Stromy Night
Best Bitter

Pump House Brewery
Fire Chief Red Ale
Scotch Ale
Special Old Bitter Ale (SOB)
Cadian Cream Ale
Premium Lager
Blue Berry Ale

Big Tide Brewing
Simms Pale Ale
Whistlepig Stout

Red Rover Brewing
Spring Cider
Summer Cider
Fall Cider

Barnone Brewing
Pale Ale

PEI Brewing Company
Sir John A Honey Wheat
Island Red
Iron Bridge
1772 IPA
Beach Chair Lager
Blueberry Ale
Sydney Street Stout
Cask Ale

Congrats to Adam Jones of Fredericton on winning the 2 VIP tickets to the FCBF 14 

That is all for this week, take care and enjoy responsibly.