Friday, February 7, 2014

Maritime Beer Report - February 7, 2014

Hello and welcome to the February 7th edition on the Maritime Beer Report.

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault hired two brewers that will begin working the first of April. Jason Dionne and Gavin Anderson are bringing a large breadth of knowledge to the brewery. The brewery further says  they are starting lab work at the Grand Falls NBCC next week to test two new recipes, a blonde ale and a Belgian white, which were developed by their Belgian partner, Brunehaut Brewery. The first beers will be hitting the market in June, in time for the tourist season.

Hammond River Brewing's official launch is at the Saint John Ale House on February 13th at 6:00 pm. All four beers will be available that evening for tasting. A limited amount of tickets are now on sale there, the cost is $10, and it includes 4 samples of HRB beer along with some appetizers. 

Picaroons Traditional Ales states Afterglow Aphrodisiac Ale will be ready for next week. They say "The Afterglow is a Full-Bodied Ale that's brewed with Chocolate, a hint of Cayenne, Ginseng Root, and Liquorice Root! It rings in it at 5% ABV and you can easily have more than 1.

Authentic Seacoast Brewing Company shared that their  Rare Bird Craft Beer Full Steam Stout is headed to the NSLC. Check a store near you soon.

Bad Apple Brewhouse shared on February 1st they were filling barrels with Black & Tackle. Expect some of the barrel aged stout in the near future.

Boxing Rock Brewing increased production capacity this week by adding a 34-hectolitre fermentation tank. This will allow them to brew more often and keep up with demand for their products. They also have a teaser posted of something they are doing with the Ladies Beer League of a kettle of apples.

Garrison Brewing Co. 2014 home brew off is down to less than 2 weeks to get your entries in. I am looking forward to see who this years winner is. For any brewer looking to work with Garrison they are looking to hire one. Check the website for the details.

Granite Brewery in Halifax said they brewed Dunkelbock yesterday. It will be ready around the middle of March.

Rogues Roost ‏announced they're down to the last Keg of Russian Imperial Stout.  They also said that German Bock on the way in a few week.

Uncle Leo's Brewery sent their first shipment of IPA 6-packs off to the NSLC. Should be available soon!

In addition to the four NS brewers working to open breweries there is one more. Chris Killacky, a professor of theology at the Acadia Divinity College is looking to open a nanobrewery hopefully leading to a microbrewery in Wolfville. He is looking into getting zoning so he can do it in his home initially. 

Thanks for everyone for entering my contest so far, there is still time to get in and there will be more opportunities next week. Check out my blog for more details.

Thanks for joining me again this week and until next time enjoy responsibly. 

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