Friday, May 29, 2015

Maritime Beer Report - May 29, 2015

Hello and welcome to the May 30th edition of the Maritime Beer Report

The newest label in the Picaroons' Historical Brown Ale series is The Connell Stamp. The newly relabelled Brown Ale, previously branded as the 104th Regiment, will start hitting the shelves this week at ANBL locations throughout New Brunswick, with 25 cents from every bottle being donated to the Carleton County Historical Society & Connell House in Woodstock, New Brunswick. In 1859, Postmaster General Charles Connell, a Carleton County Loyalist, ordered new postage for New Brunswick. An uproar ensued in 1860 when the 5 cent stamps appeared bearing Charles Connell's own face on them, soon resulting in his resignation. Most though not all specimens were destroyed and 115 years later, the extremely rare and valuable "Connell Stamp" is prized and sought by collectors around the world. Picaroons Traditional Ales has decided to commemorate this quirky event in New Brunswick's history the only way they know how; with beer.
The release of this second label in the Historical Brown Ale series also marks the end of the first label in the campaign, the 104th Regiment, which saw support going towards the Fredericton Region Museum. On May 21 Picaroons' Sean Dunbar presented a cheque for $10, 000 to the Museum.

A few events to consider in New Brunswick. The Canada Day Bash is Wednesday July 1 at the Lighthouse on the Green. from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. You get 14 4 oz samples of Beer/Cider/Mead featuring: Big Axe Brewing, Grimross Brewing, Railcar Brewing, Trailway Brewing, Redrover Brewing and Pollen Angels. With food served up by Food at the Crowne. All for 76.00

The Big Axe Taproom grand-opening and belated 1 year birthday celebration is on June 13th at 1 pm with Julio's Garage playing at 8 PM.

Play an instrument ? Want to help out a good cause? Join Railcar Brewing Company June 5th from 7 PM to 11 PM as they jam out some music. Musicians attending will be rewarded with food and beverage. General Public is asked for a donation at the door for a local Relay For Life team fundraiser. Join brewer Mitch Biggar as he explores the first of the Summer Tasting Sessions. These sessions are intended to introduce the history, the malt and hop builds of specific beer styles. The first will be IPA's join them as they sample six Maritime IPA's. Tickets $20 at the door.

Savoie Brewhouse in River Charlo released a few details on the new brewery. Their first two beers are a blonde called Island Lake and an amber called Cheleur Phantom. More details as I get them.
Boxing Rock Brewing Company has sent a pallet load of Crafty Jack English Ale to NB Liquor. Look for it at your local ANBL store soon.

Breton Brewing Company says their three fermenters are all piped, thirsty, and ready for their first fills next week. Looking forward to their beers next month.

Garrison Brewing Company announced they now have on tap at the Brewery the Wry & Ginger IPA. This was beer being brewed during Open City and Open Brewery Day. They also have OBEY available in honour of OBEY Convention. It is on tap and in 650ml bottles. They also have La Saison Froide on tap which Daniel brewed for the Science of Beer

Meander River Farm is looking for some strong, hard workers to join in the fun and help string the hop yard. Working from morning 'til... who knows! Send them a message if you're interested in getting your hands dirty for a bit this weekend.

The Nook and Cranny is pleased to present the Nook & Cranny Blueberry Wheat. This light wheat beer is infused with Oxford blueberry juice, and great for relaxing on the patio and soaking up the summer sun. Drink in house, or fill up one of  the new N&C growlers and take it home with you.

North Brewing Company has launched a new one off beer, Belgian Pale Ale is available in the store. Belgian Pale Malt, Belgian Vienna and Belgian Carapils come together for a robust malt character upfront. The finish is lime pith imparted from New Zealand Wakatu hops. 

Sea Level Brewing says their Privateers/ Rule 42 collaboration beer with Boxing Rock and Hell Bay is now on tap at the Port Pub & Bistro in Port Williams, Nova Scotia. This British IPA was the collaboration brew for the South Team at the Race the Kegs Event during Craft Beer Week 2015. 

Tatamagouche Brewing Company is back at the Truro Farmers Market this Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM. This week they are bringing: North Shore Lagered Ale, Hippie Dippie Pale Ale, Butcher Block Red Ale, Cerberus IPA, Little Giant Ale, and Horns Over Hooves DIPA.

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