Friday, May 6, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - May 6, 2016

Welcome to the May 6th edition of the Maritime Beer report.

Big Spruce Brewing, Tatamagouche Brewing and Propeller Brewing are releasing Cerberus today and they say hop Heads had better not miss out on this one. They've even done a one off collectors edition 650 ml bomber bottle, decorated locally at Jym Line Glassware.

On Saturday Boxing Rock Brewing says to join them for free tours and samples. From 12-5 they'll have the bbq going with tasty The Pork Shop sausages (made with their beer) for sale and free cake too.

Breton Brewing says Saturday May 7th is National Homebrew Day and Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week Open Brewery Day. To Celebrate they have a guest Brewer, Mike Morrison brewing all day. Come by, learn the process, pick up tips and tricks as he brews a batch or lend a hand. They will be also offering free tours all day. Best of all releasing a new beer, Crazy Angus Double IPA

Good Robot Brewing says on tap is updated Tom Waits for No One to v2.0. Normally the stout uses London Extra Special Bitter yeast, which yields sweet and fruity notes and accentuates malt. The new version uses California Ale yeast, the same as their APA, which is very clean and accentuates hops.
On Saturday it is also their very first Birthday and the grand opening of the GastroTurf, their new beer garden and frolicking space. Local homebrewer Mike Orr will be brewing a Chocolate IPA live for your viewing and brewing pleasure.

Meander River Farm has released their Summer Solstice Session IPA again for the summer. The ale is light, refreshing and a touch of hops.

Propeller Brewing says for Open Brewery day they will be brewering a new One Hit Wonder at Gottingen St between 10 am-3 pm. People are welcome to come and watch, chat with our brewers, samples, and buy some beer. They are released a new one hit wonder this week called, Lil' Sipa. Its a Session IPA and sits at 4.4% ABV and 27 IBU's.

Sober Island Brewing are becoming the first Crowler service in the Atlantic Provinces. They received the seamer and 2,400 crowlers. A Crowler is part growler, part can and is highly portable. Take it camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing or anywhere outdoors. Their beers are now on tap at The Henley House Pub and Restaurant in Sheet Harbour. 

Unfiltered Brewing is happy to say DOA’s back. Slightly tweaked for an even more insane level of “another round!” juiciness, and a return to its SMaSH roots. This ale is 7.5% ABV and 100+ IBUs. Released today at noon and at 4 at Charm School.

Big Tide Brewing has a new beer on tap. A Cascade SMaSH APA, featuring a lot of late addition and dry-hopped Cascade from Darlings Island Farm. It is 5.25%ABV and 39 IBU’S and they say very drinkable and has a beautiful citrusy flavor and aroma. 

Picaroons channeled their inner nerd and released a special beer on May 4th, Star Wars Day. Jedi IPA was out at both The Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton and at the Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John, They had a very limited amount of the 4.6% ABV session-able IPA, dry-hopped with Orbit and Galaxy hops. 

Trail Way Brewing says their first brew day at 280 Main Street is in the books. They also say they will be setting and announcing an opening day very soon.

Stillwell announced the new location of this years beer garden. It is going on Spring Garden Road next to Eastlink near South Park Street. There will be a few changes from their waterfront location, most noteably is 10 taps of craft beer. Work has begun on the site already and hope to open next month.

Enjoy Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week and until next time enjoy responsibly.