Friday, October 31, 2014

Maritime Beer Report - October 31, 2014

Hello and welcome to the October 31 edition of the Maritime Beer Report

Big Axe Brewery are preparing for a busy weekend and ANBL growler fills next week but had time to get a new beer on tap. From Big Axe "Partidgeberry Belgian Ale is light to pale gold in colour, it weighs in at 5.6%.  Brewed with pefect combination of fall spices like corriander, real oranges, partidgeberries from Newfoundland and Saaz hops. Addition of partidgeberry lends this beer mild but complex tartiness and mild berry, clove and cinnamon aroma" .

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault has given me a few details on their new amber ale. It is coming next Thursday, Nov. 6th for growler fills and on tap in bars and restaurants locally but will be bottled next January, as part of their regular offer. The name is a secret until it is released next Thursday, but they say it's in the same spirit as Bob and Blanche. They describe it as "amber ale, with up front caramel notes, toasted bread aroma, hints of toffee, roastiness and fruitiness. Well rounded with balanced bitterness. Made with local specialty malts, it has 27 IBUs and 5.5% ABV."

Hammond River Brewing and the Saint John Ale House will be hosting the first annual Hammond River Brewing homebrew competition soon. What is available right now is that it will be a BJCP certified event, entry deadline will be January 16th, it will be open to all NB homebrewers, and the style will be category 21b (Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer). More details soon

Picaroons Traditional Ales will start releasing Winter Warmer tomorrow and there will be a launch party with Shivering Songs pals on Wednesday November 5th. They also busy this week brewing Feels Good Imperial Pilsner. 

The Pump House Brewery says that Glenn's Barley Wine is on tap at The Pump House Restaurant & Brewery at 5 Orange Lane in Moncton. They say get down early as it won't be on for long and only while supply lasts. The Limited Edition Stonefire Ale officially dropped yesterday at The Pump House Restaurant location and again thay say to make sure you get down to pick up your bottles while supplies last. If you don't get to Moncton and live in Nova Scotia I heard they shipped a pallet down to NSLC of 576 bottles, it should be in stores sometime next month, watch my twitter feed for a heads up.

Railcar Brewing finally opens tomorrow. To celebrate they are taking 10% off all merchandise tomorrow. They will have Railcar Red, SMaSH IPA and their Artisian Brown ready. The space isn't 100% finished but it's well on it's way. Stop in and share their vision.

Shiretown Brewing's new Porter the "Venezuelan Express" is now on tap at the King Street Ale House in Fredericton! This Porter has tasty coffee, chocolatey, roasted notes with nice clean finish hopped with a local unknown hops. It has an ABV of 5% and about 25 IBU's approximately.

A new brewery is coming soon to the Fredericton North area. Trail Way Brewing popped on twitter this week and watch for a full report about the brewery when they have a chance to send me the details.

Authentic Seacoast Brewing Company says their award-winning Rare Bird Craft Beer Pumpkin Ale is now available for sale in Dartmouth at Harvest Wines and Spirits, Bishop's Cellar in Halifax, Cristall Wine Merchants in Bedford and the Rare Bird Pub in Guysborough. 

Big Spruce Brewing brewed their 200th batch and decided to bring something back, because fans all asked for it so many times this summer. The Whole 9 Yards should be ready in a few weeks.

Boxing Rock Brewing Company is having a party tomorrow from 12 to 3 PM at the brewery 78 Ohio Road in Shelburne. There will be a BBQ and other snacks starting at 12. First come, first served. they are having free tours and free samples. Check for details on their facebook page

Garrison Brewing Company announced that The Klingon Empire has landed and taken over Garrison Brewing to produce a dark and spicy Klingon ale. Warnog Roggen Dunkel invades just in time for Hal-Con Sci-Fi/Fantasy Convention The style is hybrid German - Dunkelweizen with a rye twist - so darker with chocolate notes & all the great taste a true weizen yeast brings. It is a 5.5% ABV beer.

Meander River Farm has a new beer on . Smokey Chipotle Porter is brewed with cherry smoked malt and infused with chipotle peppers, this brew has rich dark chocolate notes with a nice hop balance, full smokey flavour and a subtle bite of spice on the finish and comes in at 7.2% ABV. 

Rockbottom Brewpub had a smoked lager on this week, a classic rauchbier to be precise. It is brewed with 82% of the grist as beechwood smoked malt, the remainder being Munich malt. It's also laced with a healthy dose of Hallertau Tradition hops. It was preview of the main batch that will soon be hitting the taps. It is a 5.3% ABV beer.

Schoolhouse Brewery had a great announcement that their flagship beers "The Chequers" and "Principal Ale" as well as their "Hants County Hop Series" will be featured at Bar Stillwell this coming week end. They will  also have its Hants County Goldings, Hants County Galena, Hants County Zeus, Hants County Zeus and Galena on, they come in 20-30 IBUs and  4.5% ABV.

Tatamagouche Brewing Company launched their newest beer, an India Black Ale named DREADNOT, after a ship built in Tatamagouche in 1877. This beer is 7% and is partially hopped with Malagash grown Cascade. Dreadnot is a bold IBA with pronounced citrus and floral hop aromas. The debittered black malt lends a dark hue, with hints of roastiness while generous amounts of Waimea, El Dorado, and Malagash grown Cascade provide citrus flavours with subtle pine characteristics. They also say they have a very small quantity available this time around, but looking to brew it again in the new future. It is available only in growlers this time, and in a few licensees: The Stirling Room (Tatamagouche), Stubborn Goat, Bar Stillwell, and Lion and Bright.

I hope everyone has a great and safe Halloween and until next time enjoy responsibly.