Friday, June 17, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - June 17, 2015

Welcome to the June 17th edition of the Beer Report. 

Upstreet Craft Brewing is releasing its First Anniversary Beer today at 6:00 PM. De Novo I is a 6 % ABV Saison Farmhouse Ale. The meaning of De Novo is starting from the beginning; anew. Upstreet says "Saison is a very broad style, with no two alike. Known for complex flavours with a dry finish, ours is no exception. We used a simple ingredient list of Maritime malt, a sacch and brett yeast blend from a lab in Ontario and New Brunswick Goldings hops. These contribute light candy and funky flavours, with just enough bitterness and hops." 

The Prince Edward Island Beer Festival is taking place September 2nd and 3rd at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel. It is part of the Fall Flavours Festival, this event is focused on educating visitors and Islanders alike on the art and craft of brewing and tasting beer. Tickets are on sale now. 

Good Robot Brewing released Shocking Pink in honor of the 2016 OUTeast Film Festival. It's their gose cut with pink lemonade and hibiscus tea. On tap now.

Lazy Bear Brewing released its second beer, Bear Bones IPA. It's a single-hop IPA from bittering to aroma. They are using a cultivated wild Ontario hop called Wild Turkey. The aroma should boast some mango, peach and slight citrus notes. It weighs in at 6.5% ABV and around 55 IBUs.

The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub has a new summer beer, a Rhubarb Sour. Not a lot of details on this one right now but sounds perfect. 

Propeller Brewing released its collaboration they made with Flying Monkeys Brewery last month. Graceland Too. They are calling it a white IPA that weighs in at 6.5% ABV. It uses the same yeast as Propeller's Hefeweizen to give it a very unique flavour. Available now in 650 ml bottles at Propeller. 

Rare Bird Craft Beer is having their grand opening tomorrow of the new brewery and distillery. Festivities start tomorrow in Guysborough. At 2:00 PM the official ceremonies will take place, with a plaque being unveiled, flags raised and cannons fired. The Nova Scotia Minister of Finance will join us for the opening. Tours and sampling will continue into the afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. At 9:00 PM Juno award-winner Garrett Mason will rock the Rare Bird Pub. There is no cover for this public event.

Tatamagouche Brewing is celebrating its birthday on Saturday. The will have some special beer on tap and a cask that Matt cooked up. 

Unfiltered Brewing is having a double release today of two favorites. Double Orange Ale DIPA and Riddle Of Steel IPA are both back and available at the brewery and Charm School.

Alexander Keith's had a release party yesterday for is new small batch brews. The new brews are Cornerstone Edinburgh Pale Ale and Lunenburg Coffee and Cacao Stout. They will be on tap today as well as in bottles at the NSLC. They will be in Nova Scotia only for now.

The Stillwell Beergarden will be opening this week end, they will be open Saturday and maybe today. Best bet is to check social media.

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault has brought back Lt Ingall cream ale for the summer. Petit-Sault says "a true session beer, that will go perfectly with all our summer activities". At the brewtique now for growler fills.

Distillerie Fils du Roy says there is a new beer at the Brôkerie in Caraquet. Lady Chaga is made with a mushroom found in our forests. It's an APA for Acadian Pale Ale inspired by the British style IPA. It’s a very hoppy, bitter beer with a finish nutty.

Maybee Brewing says to save the date! Their Grand Opening party for the Taproom will be June 25th. Details to follow in the coming days but there will be music, there will be food. and there will be beer!

Railcar Brewing says bring Dad in for a brewery tour and a sampling of 5 ales (5oz each) and a take home 16 oz Railcar Brewing Glass. For only $20. Dad will love you even more if that's possible and your Father's day present is covered.

Trail Way Brewing has a couple of new beers. One is a new variation of their Session IPA and an oatmeal stout they're calling 'American Oatmeal'. At the brewery now. 

Have a great last week end of spring and whatever you do enjoy responsibly.