Friday, June 20, 2014

Maritime Beer Report - June 20, 2014

Hello and welcome to the Maritime Beer Report for June 20, 2014

PEI Brewing Company released Landing Day Lager last week. This is an all malt lager hopped with a couple of New Zealand hops. They use Kohatu in the boil and dry-hopped with Motueka. It  is currently available on tap at the PEI Brewing tasting room and at Gahan House pub. This one is a 4% ABV.
Big Tide Brewing announced they are starting brunch next Saturday June 28th and Sunday June 29th from 10 am to 3 pm. They also announced that the new Princess Street Imperial Ale is on tap, weighing in at 7.5% ABV.

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault released that this morning, their brewers Jason Dionne and Gavin Anderson started brewing the very first batch of blonde ale, Bob LeBoeuf! It will be available early next month.

After enjoying great success over the last year Grimross Brewing revealed they are getting commercial space on Bishop Drive for the brewery and retail. I am excited to see where this will take them. 
Picaroons Traditional Ales are still looking for volunteers for the PICAROONS' BREWER'S BASH, though the list is getting full so if you are interested send an email to soon.
Pump House Brewery announced that Nick Lowe is their winner for Name Our IPA with 4 ALARM (Hop Blaze) IPA. So now it has a name and Congrats Nick.
Shiretown Beer said their Big Brown Ale is making its way to the ANBL which is good news. They also sent me the notes for their IPA "Hop's on for nowhere". They say "A toasted marble swirl of Cara & Prairie malt toting a Waimea type temper packin Green Bullets with a comforting earthy orange finish. It is a North Shore IPA that has a ABV of 5-5.5% and 75 IBUs.
Authentic Seacoast Brewing Company shared that The Rare Bird Pub opened today. They look forward to welcoming friends new and old for great Guysborough harbour views and Rare Bird Craft Beer.
Bad Apple Brewhouse released more locations where you can get Mosaic Double IPA. You can try it on tap at Stillwell Beer Bar, Lion and Bright, and The Stubborn Goat. It is also available while it lasts at the Private liquor stores in HRM.
Granite Brewery was brewing the Honey Ginger yesterday. It should be ready in about a week.
North Brewing Company put their first batch through the new fermenters this week and it was BIPA. They also told me they are doing a California Common this summer, it has been one style Josh wanted to takle since the brewery opened.
Tatamagouche Brewing Co.opened this week, they are now open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Their first two brews are Hippie Dippie Pale Ale, an unfiltered ale with ahtanum hops that lend floral and spicy hints with an earthy pine aroma, and Butcher Block Red, it gets its flavor from el dorado's fruity whole hops and the bitterness of roasted barley. Hippie Dippie is 5% ABV and Butcher Block is 6% ABV. 
Uncle Leo's Brewing is releasing their summer beer this week end, a German Wheat Beer called Vohs Weizenbier. It is a German Wheat beer named for their friends and neighbours Matt & Brenda Vohs of Piper's Landing Restaurant in Lyon's Brook. They were also Uncle Leo's first customer to put them on tap. The Vohs Weizenbier is a nice, summer beer with notes of cloves and banana. It is light in taste, 5% alcohol with a cloudy appearance. It is an unfiltered beer so that it retains all its flavour. It is available at the store today and select taps around the province.

Stillwell Beer Bar's Garrison Brewing cask takeover event is tomorrow at 2 PM. The 12 casks have been released and some are very interesting to say the least. The full list can be seen here.

The Ladies Beer League turns One tonight at the Wooden Monkey in Dartmouth. Drop by and have some special cask beer from North Brewing, Garrison Brewing and Big Spruce Brewing. It is pay as you go and they will also be selling LBL swag.

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