Saturday, March 29, 2014

Maritime Beer Report - March 28, 2014

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

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault are teaming up with Edmundston's Book Fair to present two beer workshops on April 4th and 5th with Mario D'Eer. The one Saturday is a cheese and beer pairing and Sunday is a beer tasting and appreciation event. Tickets for each event will go fast, so act soon if you're interested and you get to keep the glass.

Big Spruce Brewing has released You Spin Me White Round, a wheat IPA they brewed together with Sawdust City Brewing from Ontario. It comes in at 79 IBUs and 6.4% ABV. Jeremy says it is dry hopped and big body. Available now at the brewery. Limited tap releases coming soon.

Garrison Brewing Co. released Saint Peter's Belgian-Style Strong Ale this week. They describe it as "smooth and spicy with notes of vanilla and banana". It is $4.25 at the brewery today and coming soon to private stores and the NSLC.

Propeller Brewing Company has released their Double IPA in Growlers & 500ml single serve bottles at both Prop Shops and will work its way through channels to the other usual spots.

Rockbottom Brew Pub Brewers Blog reports that their Balticus is getting low so it will be gone soon. The barrel aged version the their Wreckoning Russian Imperial Stout is a "stunner". A Double IPA fermented on the 'Conan' (VPB1188) yeast strain is coming soon. as is a Galaxy hopped S.M.a.S.H. lager. Their latest beermakers dinner is on Monday, they are a lot of fun.

Rogues Roost ‏announced that for the first time in six years they're brewing Oatmeal Stout. They promise to keep us posted on availability.

Schoolhouse Brewery opening has been pushed back a few weeks to get some additional paperwork in order. They are now aiming it having it in the pubs May 2nd. I will try to keep everyone posted on developments.

Sea Level Brewing posted they have a new beer, The New World Alt, a Düsseldorf Altbier. It is currently available in growlers at the brewery and on tap at the Port Pub. They go on to say cans will be ready next week or so.

Fredericton Craft Beer Festival are not resting on their laurels as they join forces with reLiSH for Burgers n' Beer on Tuesday April 15 2014 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The event will pair rarely sampled beer/cider with delicious sliders prepared by the fine chefs at reLiSH's new Fredericton Uptown location. Adam Clawson from Red Rover Brewing will join them to chat about his new local NB Craft Cider. You will receive six 8oz beer or cider samples each paired with a unique slider and a custom tasting glass. The tentative sample list includes Hammond River Brewing, Red Rover Cider, Red Racer, Grimross Brewing and Celtic Knot. Tickets on sale now.

Saint John Beer Fest announced a couple of days ago that their event is officially sold out and due to the nature of the venue, there will be no more tickets released. They thank everyone for the support and looking forward to seeing everyone at the show.

Myself and some of the Avoiding Chores crew went to a craft beer and food event put on by Local Connections Halifax on Thursday. The event was at Charcuterie Ratinaud who also did the food except for DeeDee's ice cream and beer by Boxing Rock Brewing. It was a great intimate event and brewer Henry Pedro's anecdotes were spot on. Look for a full report coming soon

That is all for this week and see you next week for the Belgian Beer Day edition. Until then enjoy responsibly.