Friday, April 11, 2014

Maritime Beer Report - April 11, 2014

Hello and welcome to the April 11th edition of the Maritime Beer Report.

Gahan House Brewery have announced the five finalists in their 1st Annual Homebrewers Challenge. The top five are:

     - Aaron Mills –“Moss Horse Belgium Pale Ale”
     - Matt Bryenton-“English Pale Ale”
     - Ryan Palmer & Lee Nickerson- “PEI Cranberry Wit”
     - Bobby Jay - “Pale Ale”
     - Matt Bryenton – “Amarillo/Citra Pale Ale”

The Judging will be based on:  Flavour Characteristics, Off Flavours, Appearance, General taste, Creativity and Overall balance. The winner will be announced Saturday with the winner getting the chance to brew on The Gahan’s industrial brew system and have their beer on tap at The Gahan.

PEI Brewing Company have released a new beer. Honey Brown Ale combines quality malt and hops with PEI Honey. This ale has a rich copper colour with flavours reminiscent of honey on toast. This beer has a 4.8% ABV.

Hammond River Brewing's Hop Flash IPA won best of show at the Saint John Beer Fest. A huge congrats.

Picaroons continue their road show with another tap takeover but this time on theit home turf. Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition on Saturday April 19th in the Wilser's Room at The Capital Complex in Downtown Fredericton.

Bad Apple Brewhouse released that they now have Russian Imperial Stout back on tap, the Barrel Aged version will be out around the end of the month. There is a limited amount of Cider left, and they always plan to have APA available. Coming in the future they will also have a Barrel Aged DIPA, and also some of a 300L one off DIPA that has yet to be named. They are now have APA on tap at the Union Street Cafe/Wick Pub in Berwick if you find yourself looking for lunch ideas.

Big Spruce Brewing is doing another tap takeover. This time at Lion & Bright in Halifax on Earth Day, April 22nd, In support of the Ecology Action Centre. I hope to have the details next week.

North Brewing Company now has their Farmhouse back at the brewery as I mentioned last week.

A reminder that the release of Alewife's Revenge collaboration between Ladies Beer League and Boxing Rock Brewing is being released on April 17th at Stillwell Beer Bar in Halifax.

Burgers n'Beer Fredericton is on Tuesday and Burgers n'Beer Moncton has been announced for the 29th. They both sound great and a little bird told me a Halifax edition is being worked on, so lets keep our fingers crossed. 

Ducky's Bar will be installing 8 new taps within a couple weeks! Soon they`ll have 22 taps mainly devoted to local craft brews. They confirmed Celtic Knot Brewing will have two taps and others to follow.

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