Friday, October 24, 2014

Maritime Beer Report - October 24, 2014

Welcome to the October 24th edition of the Maritime Beer Report. It is kind of a slow news week this week.

New rules to the liquor control act are coming into effect will allow P.E.I. brew pubs and microbreweries to produce stronger beer for their customers. The Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission had limited brewing beer with no higher than 6.5 per cent alcohol content. But beer products from other provinces and countries with higher alcohol content could be sold. The change, set to take place tomorrow, watch for some new beers out of PEI.

Big Axe Brewery was brewing Shakesbeer Stout getting ready for ANBL growler fills November 5 Prospect Street store. 

Hammond River Brewing is gving a heads up to everyone that they are participating in the ANBL growler program again at the KV store.  On November 20th they will have Red Coat India Red Ale and Christmas week they will feature Back In Black Oatmeal Stout that is infused with Star Anise.

You can tell colder weather is coming, Picaroons has been posting pictures of themselves brewing Winter Warmer, this strong beer is always a welcome seasonal.

Boxing Rock Brewing released a new seasonal today called "Unobtainium". They describe it as a "full bodied intrepid amber ale. Dark mahogany-walnut in colour, with a malty rich backbone supporting some unexpected hop flavours. At 5% ABV it's a super drinkable, sessionable ale. The hop profile is as unique as it gets. Heavily dry hopped with Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, New Zealand Orbit, and a very special find: Whole leaf organic Nelson Sauvin hops". Find this one at private stores, the brewery and the Seaport Farmers market or if you are going to Celtic Oktoberfest tomorrow you can try it there.

North Brewing collaborated with Ben Swetnam and Avondale Sky Winery to make Saison de L’Acadie The new brew blends pilsner and wheat malts with 200 litres of L’Acadie Blanc grape juice, to balance out the acidity they added 10 kgs of Cosman’s honey. I tried it last night and it is terrific. This is a 7.5% ABV beer.

Thanks for joining me again this week and whatever you try this week end, enjoy responsibly.