Friday, October 30, 2015

Maritime Beer Report - October 30, 2015


Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Maritime Beer Report.

PEI Brewing Company have moved their new bock from the barrels to bottles and wax sealed them. Their newest barrel-aged project, Hell Street, gets released next week.

Upstreet Craft Brewing started selling beer in bottles in their taproom. If you remember from the spring, there is 400 "Islandisms" hidden under the caps.

Hammond River Brewing will be hosting their 2nd Annual Homebrew Competition with details being announced very soon. Oh and this one will be open to everyone in the Maritimes.

Picaroons Traditional Ales are hiring. They are looking for the perfect manager to run the Uptown Saint John Picaroons General store. Interested people should check their facebook page.
They also released Gourd Browny this week. They say "A full and complete Brown Ale that has been tragically hopped with Fuggles and Goldings hops and infused with a special blend of Pumpkin Pie spices whipped up from the fine folks at the Chess Piece P√Ętisserie & Cafe in Downtown Fredericton. Only available at the Brewtique while supplies last. Lastly they say it's almost time and it's on its sleigh... ‎Winter Warmer‬ coming in ‎November‬.

Big Spruce Brewing's owner is off doing "research" in Vermont but had time to release their third ever batch of Glenora Whiskey infused The Whole 9 Yards. Available now.

As mentioned last week, Garrison Brewing has teamed up once again with the Federation of Beer to create an Official Star Trek licensed brew: Vulcan Ale - Genesis Effect Red Session IPA. This second limited release in the Star Trek-themed series uses "out of this world" hops like Comet, Galaxy and Warrior for a flavour that defies logic, and conquers thirst in the most calculated way. Very limited but available at the brewery, private stores and select NSLC stores.

Sea Level Brewing ‏has released its Wet-hopped Punkin' Grinner Ale. They say "you can just smell the pumpkin, spice & local honey in the air".

Spindrift Brewing will be opening its doors next Wednesday at 11 am to their retail space and tap room on Frazee Avenue. Get your growler ready Halifax.

Thanks for checking out the craft beer news for the Maritimes again this week, have a safe Halloween and until next week enjoy responsibly.