Friday, March 11, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - March 11, 2016

Hello to the Maritime Beer Report for March 11th 2016.

CBC News reported Le Coude, the University of Moncton's student bar, will be opening its doors again as a brew pub on March 17. It will be a partnership with Acadie-Broue and will give students the chance to taste their own creations on tap. 

Boxing Rock Brewing crowned the winners of their Black Box Challenge on Sunday.
3rd place Jason McDougall
2nd place Mark Reid
1st place Brian Harvey
Brian will be invited to Boxing Rock in Shelburne to brew his Where There is Smoke There is Fire Ale and will debut at NS Craft Beer Week in May.

Hell Bay Brewing has brought back their Wee Heavy Scotch Ale (8% ABV). The brewery says "This slightly sweet and malty beer has hints of smoke and distinct caramel flavours which are attributed to its extra long boil." Available from the brewery and from select locations in Halifax.

Propeller Brewing released its latest One Hit Wonder. It's a red lager called Scarlet Lager and weighs in at 5.3% ABV and 35 IBUs. This lager is unfiltered and was dry hopped with Falconer's Flight. Available for growlers fills at the Propeller Shops.

Sea Level Brewing's brewer Randy Lawrence is celebrating the coming spring with a new beer. The Dopplebock Spring Celebrator (7% ABV) is a celebration style lager and is described as "Rich malty sweetness from the light and dark Munich malts used in the backbone of this very smooth drinking beer". It is available now as a limited release for growler fills and in cans. 

Spindrift Brewing is released 'Quaf Sess' hopped American wheat today for their 7th Wave series. Effervescent & crisp with herbal & floral hop flavours. 

Sober Island Brewing made public their project on the Eastern Shore. They hope to build a destination brewery that promotes local products and eco-tourism in 2017. This year they will be brewing in a temporary location at Henley House in Sheet Harbour until the brewery is built next year.

The Cape Breton Kitchen Party will be a Signature NS Craft Beer Week event and will be hosted by Cape Breton’s own Big Spruce Brewing and Breton Brewing. This event provides you with the opportunity to taste products from 10+ local NS craft breweries some of Cape Breton finest food vendors as well. This event will take place at Centre 200 on May 6th, from 7 pm – 10 pm. Get your tickets now at

Thanks for checking me out this week and until next time enjoy responsibly.