Thursday, June 30, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - June 30, 2016

Here is all the beer news for June 30th for the Maritimes.

Garrison Brewing is kicking off the Canada Day Long Week end with a new beer and and bringing back a gold medal winner.
Recently Garrison called for its fans to bring in rhubarb to create a community-sourced ale. The "fruits" of their efforts is “It’s Rhubarb Saison!” a summery Saison that comes in at 5.7% ABV.
They are also bringing back Rise 'n’ Stein Hefeweizen that was a gold winning beer at the 2015 Atlantic Canada Brewing Awards. The wheat ale with its straw colour, dry finish and fluffy white head is 5.5% ABV.
Both will be available at the brewery on tap and the Rise 'n’ Stein in bottles at the brewery, private stores and hitting the NSLC's shelves around July 11th.
On Canada Day Garrison will have 6 extra specialty beers on tap. This means they will have up to 15 different Garrison beer on tap including Cider. In addition there will be maple bacon cupcakes from Blue Bird Bakery.

Good Robot Brewing says one of their most popular beers are back, get Damn Fine Coffee & Cherry Pie Pale while supplies last. On Canada Day they will have Rinaldo's on site with their Hoagies and every Friday for the summer and T DOGS every Saturday.

Lazy Bear Brewing notes Battery Park Beer Bar will host Gut View Amber and Bear Bones IPA this week. Their retail space open opens today,  June 30th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. They say they are starting with one night a week and may expand later.

North Brewing are launching a new beer on Canada Day. Tomorrow they will release Wiley Boys - black saison aged on currents. Available for growler fills, in 750 swing-tops and on tap at Battery Park Beer Bar for Ace Burger Canada Day Pop Up. Also look for Sauer Sagan Hat, Belgian Milk Stout, $5 pints of Gus' 65M Ale, North x Stillwell Barberry Gose cask and North x Stillwell Mango Gose cask.

Saltbox Brewing moves ever closer to opening. They say they now have their three initial brews now fermenting. In case you are wondering they are Dark Cream Ale,  Hefeweizen and IPA. More news coming soon.

Schoolhouse Brewery has signed the lease for their new brewing location on Water Street in Windsor. Looking forward to seeing what they will do with it.

Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery is turning 4 and has a full week end planned. On Saturday July 2nd from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM there will be brewery tours. There is also an oyster bar paired with 3 local stouts Terry’s Dry Irish Stout, Granite Brewery Keefe’s Irish Stout, and Sober Island Brewing’s Oyster Stout. Lots more happening, check their facebook for all the details.

Trider's Craft Beer announced they will be setting up in the Amherst Industrial Park in leased space in the incubator mall the middle of next month. Brewmaster Joe Potter says they have a 7 BBL system on order that should arrive by late October and hope to be sending out batches from it right around the new year. Look for two or three easy drinking and straight ahead ales including what they call Scotian Pale Ale (a very lightly hopped APA) with a revolving cast of locally themed seasonals as well as a light lager for next summer. They plan to start selling beer from a 10 gallon pilot system before the end of summer while they are waiting for their new production system. Look for them to be active in the farmers markets from Amherst to Halifax at that point. Check for full details on my blog. 

Wayfarers' Ale Society are now open in Port Williams next to The Port Pub and are currently open Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The tap room is opening today, Friday and Saturday from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM. They currently have Hellene Summer Ale the is 4.2% ABV and 17 IBUs and Ruby Red that is an Irish Red and comes in at 4.8% ABV and 30 IBUs. 
Beers coming soon are a German-style Blond Ale, an English Bitter, a Scottish beer and One-eyed River Hog IPA. 

Big Axe Brewery is having a summer beer tasting event and a 3 course meal while enjoying the view of the Saint John River. The beer is paired with wild foraged food of New Brunswick.  This is a ticket only event on July 23rd and tickets are on sale now. 

Flying Boats Brewing has released Flying Boats Session IPA. It is a 4.7% ABV beer with several additions of Galaxy (Australia) hops for a passion fruit citrusy flavor and aroma. The ale is yet to be named but look for it at the Laundromat on the tap rotation over the weekend and other taps soon.

Picaroons says their organic wheat beer, Dooryard Summer Ale, will be joining their Best Bitter and Yippee IPA on the shelves of the NSLC on July 11th.
Picaroons also says as of tomorrow, July 1st, the new price of bottles will now be $3.95, and a Growler fill will be $11.50. 

The Pump House Brewery says it now has on tap Pump House Weisen. It is a classic unfiltered German style wheat beer with a spicy clove-like, banana bouquet and flavour from the Weinstephan yeast strain. Malty and lightly acidic making this one very refreshing. Garnish with lemon. 5.2% ABV

Trail Way Brewing says its Raspberry Wheat  is back on tap at the brewery just in time for Canada Day. Get it at the brewery now. 

The Guardian has reported that the Murphy Hospitality Group is opening a new boutique hotel in Moncton that will include a Gahan House Restaurant and Brewery. The new Gahan House, which will be on the corner of Wesley and Queen Streets, will join the two current locations in downtown Charlottetown Prince Edward Island and in Nova Scotia on the Halifax waterfront. The restaurant and brewery will be located on the main level of the 75 unit hotel and will feature a 160 seat dining room, seasonal 60 seat patio and 6 BBL DME brewing system.

Have a great long week end and I'll be back with another report next Friday.