Friday, April 17, 2015

Maritime Beer Report - April 17, 2015

Hello and welcome to the April 17th edition of the Maritime Beer Report. 

I love beer and I love food trucks, Upstreet Craft Brewing decided to follow other breweries and marry the two. They are looking for food trucks serving interesting locally inspired food to park at Upstreet Craft Brewing. Whether you, or someone you know, is currently looking for a space or looking to relocate to a new high traffic location, please contact them. 

Big Axe Brewery has their popular Maple Wheat Amber Ale available now. Brewed with 100% pure maple sap provided by Stone Family Maple Products from the historical Pokiok Sugary. Big Axe also turned one this week. They would like to invite everyone to celebrate with them in June,with the opening of our new Tap Room! 

Hammond River Brewing repeated as Gold People Choice Award at Saint John Beer Fest. Shane has a lot of hardware for a small brewery.

Picaroons Traditional Ales reminds people to send their high-res cat pictures in to their melonhead contest, deadline is one week away on April 24th. Dooryard Summer Wheat Ale is due to be released on Earth Day, April 22nd, look for it in all the usual spots. Picaroons decided to jump on the "ISA" train and have just finished brewing The Brick ISA, Imperial Scotch Ale that is. It is a low-hopped malt-forward brew with fruity esters all the while being blanketed by a subtle smokiness and alcoholic warmth. It is now on tap at the Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton while supplies last‬ 

Railcar Brewing Company is having a Craft Beer and Chocolate Pairing on Saturday, May 9 at 6:00pm in the tap room. Detail on facebook.

Trail Way Brewing Company seems to have a never ending new beer releases. They have a Black Hops One Black IPA they have kegged. The East Coast Beer Nerds have got credit for naming it. 

Big Spruce/ North Brewing/ Uncle Leos's/ Wrought Iron Brewing jointly brewed British IPA this week. The batch will be delivered to the "Race The Kegs" NS Craft Beer Week event in Halifax by sail boat. It was brewed with organic Pale Anglais micro malted barley from Malterie Frontenac, and heavily hopped with East Kent Goldings hop.

More details on the Boxing Rock Brewing and The Ladies' Beer League International Women's Day collaboration brew. Cinnamon Spin is a Robust Porter with a pile of cinnamon and molasses. Boxing Rock says it is "Big, dark, malty and roasty, with notes of coffee, chocolate, with the teensiest bit of fruitiness in the background, this is everything a Robust Porter should be, including its 6.5% ABV strength. We added two big forward features to this palette. Cinnamon and molasses. The combination is quite complimentary of the porter, and we think it's a winner." Because this beer was brewed in observance of International Women's Day, Boxing Rock are donating a portion of the profits from this beer to the Shelburne County Women's Fishnet bursary program and the Halifax Sexual Health Centre. It is going to be launched at Stillwell Beer Bar on Saturday April 18, at 6:30 pm. with bottles bottles and growlers available in the usual spots

North Brewing Company is expanding again with their biggest tank yet at 2400 L. This will help with better supply of their beers.

Propeller Brewing Company has a couple of beers out. They have a new One Hit Wonder called "All Tapped Out" with 6 hop varieties,  72 IBUs and  6.9% ABV. Available in growlers at the Prop Shops. They have a new seasonal out, Rye IPA hit the shelves at both Prop Shop locations this week in 650ml bottles and comes in at 6.8% ABV.

Rogues Roost release a new Double IPA this week. Not a lot of details but I am sure it is great.

Rudders Brew Pub released that Lager beer will be back on tap at Rudder's this summer. Lighthouse Lager 2.0 is in the fermenter and should be out in June.

Schoolhouse Brewery has a cool project planned. They say "We have seen our beer production from grain to glass now we are going to see our beer go from field to glass." The Southfield project says "one field one beer". They are using a two acre field to produce barley and hops for an authentic Bluenose beer.

Tatamagouche Brewing Company also expanded this week by adding more tanks in time for summer.

New brewery alert in New Brunswick, Scared Men Brewing is now getting financing together and will give more details this summer. They have a fundraiser going on Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm at the Pub Down Under in Saint John, New Brunswick. More details soon.

News for the waterfront, Stillwell Beergarden will be opening around the end of May to provide beer and food with a Nova Scotia angle. Look for details to come forward over the next month.

There are all kinds of events popping up for Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week, look for a wrap up in two weeks of all the events I can find.

That is all for now, until next time enjoy responsibly.