Friday, February 12, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - February 12, 2016

Welcome to the February 12th edition of the Maritime Beer Report. 

Barnone Brewery was serving its 'Vic's Secret Sessions' ale on growler night this week. It is a 4.8% ABV session beer. 

PEI Brewing was bottling the next edition of Ice Boat barrel-aged stout. Coming in at 8%, they say it will be a great Winter warm-up brew.

Upstreet Craft Brewing is introducing their next seasonal release, Eighty Bob a Scottish Export Ale that weighs in at 4.5% ABV and  20 IBU's. Be the first to taste it at their Valentine's Day beer launch this Sunday between 12-4 PM. Upstreet says "This Scottish Export Ale has a deep red colour and a rich malt flavor with fresh notes of toffee, caramel, raisin and nuts."

Bore City Brewing has released their next beer and it is a porter. Spacetime Odyssey, has been tapped at the Laundromat! Brewed with Galaxy hops and some dark roast coffee. 

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault says Patrice Godin of Acadie-Broue in Moncton came to brew with them this week. They brewed a doppelbock that will arrive in April.
Canon Franchetti is now available in bottle format at the brewtique as well as growler fills.It will also be available at Alcool NB Liquor growler stations on February 19th. 
They are taking part again in the Pink Boots Society's all-women brew day and they're looking for a candidate to complete the team. If interested contact Petit-Sault by February 19th. 

Flying Boats Brewing has released Lovers Quarrel IPA. The brewer says "Bittered with Columbus hop, flavoured with Chinook and Cascade along with late boil additions, it was dry hopped with Amarillo and Centennial." They go on to say "A big hoppy beer with lots of various background hop flavors." It is a 76 IBU and 6.0% ABV beer. It is an interesting story on how the name came to be. The story:
At the beginning of my brew session a few weeks back, one of the circuit breakers kept tripping in my electric brew panel causing a "quarrel" of sorts between me and the panel. After two and a half hours of troubleshooting, I finally found a short in the electrical heating element, which I then replaced. Having lost the better part of the day, I decided to change my brewing plans and did a one-off IPA recipe. A friend suggested to name the beer "Lovers Quarrel IPA" after hearing of the ordeal.
Grimross Brewing was brewing a Brett Saison with yeast from Canadian Yeast Lab Escarpment Labs. They were using a New World Saison blend. 

Big Spruce Brewing announced that they will be participating in a 4 course meal and Beer Social at the Stubborn Goat in Halifax on February 21st. Tickets are limited and are  $47.95 plus HST per person.
Salad - Green Papaya Salad (Tom Sum) - cilantro, lime, chili, mango and dried shrimp
Appetizer - Grapefruit & Halloumi - seared halloumi cheese, pink grapefruit, fennel, crostini
Entree - Fried Chicken - key lime, thyme, cabbage slaw, biscuit
Dessert - Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta - creme anglaise, whipped cream

Boxing Rock Brewing revealed The Next Chapter Rye IPA is back. Coming soon to a bar near you and they are sending some of this to Select bars in New Brunswick.

Breton Brewing launched their third seasonal this week. Cocoa Envy is a Robust Chocolate Porter with a slight hint of cinnamon, perfect for your Valentine's weekend. Look for it at the brewery and select taps across Nova Scotia.

At Garrison Brewing this week they had guest brewer Dave Martin in brewing Mr Robusto, last year’s Home Brew Off Winner. Speaking of that the 2016 8th Annual Home Brew-Off is coming up with judging next week and the Gala at Garrison on March 2nd. The style this year is Experimental American IPA.
Shack Wacky is on Tap at the Brewery. This Light American Pale Ale – 5.2% ABV, Some Apple Juice, but a load of Orange juice. Aroma of Orange juice with hints of lemon and other citrus fruits, mild malt flavors with a fruity mainly orange-like finish.

Good Robot Brewing doesn't like Valentine's Day. They what they do like is Filthy, dirty sex jokes. And Motown music. That's why Good Robot is slightly ashamed to present Sex Machine, a Valentine's Day party for those who don't know what else to do on their day off. Look for Motown music. Beer-infused treats. Sex toy bingo. Tarot card readings. Maybe something educational. And Coitusy Call - you buy your secret crush a pint, we text them anonymously saying, "Someone at Good Robot likes you and bought you a pint," and wait for the results. 
They have also launched the Good Robot Glee Club. For $87/year ($100 taxes in), you’ll get:
A custom Glee Club 18oz mug for their taproom18oz Good Robot pints priced at the usual Good Robot 16oz/12oz rate ($5.65 + tax)$3.70 (lowest legal price) 18oz pints on your birthday$1 off 2L growler fills (and $0.50 off 1L grunter fills)10% off merchandiseExclusive Glee Club eventsChance to brew with the brewer
North Brewing finally released its seasonal, Belgian Milk Stout. This 5% ABV beer is now available at the breweries. They also added a teaser saying Dartmouth Dark 2 is fermenting away.

Spindrift Brewing says his week our 7th Wave draught release is a Lichtenhainer. A predecessor to the Berliner Weisse, this is sour, smokey wheat ale is an old style rarely seen style. It is smoke forward with a punch of lactic acidity.

Stillwell Beer Bar had a couple of announcements this week. They are releasing two beers this week end. On Saturday they release "Millie", an experimental saison brewed at North Brewing with beetroot, dry-hopped with citrusy hops, fermented very dry and tart. On Sunday they will debut of their Tatamagouche Brewing collaboration "Englishish", a kind of west-coast style pale ale made with mostly English ingredients.

Enjoy responsibly and until next time enjoy responsibly.