Friday, July 29, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - July 29, 2016

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault's guest brewer Andrew "Esty" Estabrooks has created a SMaSH (Single Malt-Single Hop) Pale Ale at the brewery. La Glazier Pale Ale showcases citrus notes and slight bitterness from northern Maine grown Aroostook hops and gets its delicate malty/biscuit character from Témiscouata Pale Malt coming from a neighbouring Québec micromaltery. This is the brewery's first 100% locally sourced brew. The 4.9% ABV and 30 IBU beer is available for a limited timeand unfortunately won't be bottled. Get it now at the brewtique and Thursday at select ANBL growler filling stations. 

Distillerie Fils du Roy released Hommage à 1755, a Belgian Strong Ale. Described as a pale, bitter, highly attenuated and well carbonated Belgian Ale, showing a fruity-spicy phenolic yeast character, a spicy/fruity-resinous hop profile, and a soft, supportive grainy-sweet malt palate The 7% ABV ale is available now. 

Grimross Brewing is now available in cans. Maritime Pale Ale ise the first beer available. Available now at the brewery and soon to available at ANBL locations as well.

Maybee Brewing has something special coming. Long Carry Brett Red will be hand bottled by hand one at a time in cork and cage bottles. They only be available at the brewery and more details as I get them. 

After an absence of a year Shiretown Beer will be returning this Saturday at Bon Ami Flavour Fest in Dalhousie. They will be releasing more details soon as the new brewery get close to opening. 

Big Spruce Brewing and Boxing Rock Brewing have a new collaboration out. Stark Craving Mad is an Amber American IPA that checks in at 7.2% ABV and 65 IBUs. Big Spruce says this summer beer is "Outrageous late addition hops, smooth malty body!".

Boxing Rock Brewing hit a major milestone this week. They filled their one millionth bottle of beer and to celebrate they've hidden six coupons inside six-packs of Hunky Dory Pale Ale. If you find one and return it to them you will get some great swag. Six packs will be on NSLC shelves soon. 

Breton Brewing says to come out to the breweryu on Saturday Morning, July 30th as they celebrate their 1st Birthday with a Pancake Breakfast. Music by Colin Grant and Jason MacDonald, breakfast by STAND & STUFF Your Face! They will also be launching their Mug Club starting at 12:00 PM. The mug club will give you your own mug at the tap room as well as a bunch of other perks. Details are on their facebook page. 

To celebrate New Ross’ 200th anniversary Bulwark has been working hard on a very special offering a premium barrel aged cider. The cider has bee slowly perking for the last six months and has now finished in the American oak barrels. The product comes bottled in a special edition 750 ml bottle, with a screen-printed label designed by New Ross resident, Bonnie Keddy. As a way of giving back to the community and thanking them for all of their support, a portion of the sales will be donated to the New Ross Development Society. The New Ross premium cider is a limited release, as only 1,000L of the cider has been made. Each bottle costs $19.95 and can be ordered by calling Muwin Estate Wines or through e-mailing (subject: New Ross 200th cider). Any remaining bottles will be sold at the New Ross 200th Anniversary Night Market on Friday, August 5th. 
The ABV of the cider is 7.0%.

Garrison Brewing says they are bringing a special Cask of Honey Lavender to the 10th Annual  Seaport Beerfest along with a bunch of other beer. As they did the last couple of years they are doing a Beerfest Mashup Collaboration Brew with various other breweries. The beer style and details are secret but it should be great

Hell Bay Brewing has Black Flag IPA now available in growlers and on tap. They say "This brew pours black with roasted malt and rum flavours upfront, followed by earthy and citrus notes!" It is a 6.1% ABV and  55 IBUs.

Nine Locks Brewing did a huge expansion over doubling their capacity to meet demand. They also say just in time for the long weekend they are releasing their first seasonal. Watermelon Blonde is light, crisp ad summery with a hint of watermelon. It is 5% ABV, 12 IBUs and available for a limited time  in cans and growler fills.

Propeller Brewing asks "Where else can you grab a growler full of the latest one hit wonder, Pokemon Pilsner, while stocking up on your Pokemon supplies? Why, at your favourite Gottingen Street Pokestop, Propeller Brewery, of course". 
This brilliant golden American-style Pilsner is clean, dry and summer-drinkable, with a creamy white head and balanced taste profile. Acidulated malt adds a refreshing contrast to the tartness, while Northern Brewer hops provides a spicy, herbaceous profile.
Pokemon Pilsner (5% ABV and 20 IBUs) is available in growlers only at the Gottingen and Windmill locations, select private stores, and on tap at select local establishments in the Halifax region.
And they don’t plan to apologize for the fact that after one sip of this one hit sensation you’ll might forget all about Niantic’s feet-on-the-street game changer. Then again, it might be just what you need to chase down a Charizard.

Saltbox Brewing will be officially open this week end serving tasters at the Mahone Bay Heritage Boat Yard Festival on July 30 and 31 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. You can also fill your growler at the store and grab some Salt Box Brewing gear.

Unfiltered Brewing & Charm School Pub are one year old and to celebrate they will have $5 pints all day at the pub with Food Wolf on site serving up a special Nash-inspired menu 5:00 to 9:00 PM. 

Halifax Seaport Beerfest released the Brewery and Beer list. On August 5th and 6 th Seaport Beerfest will play host to a record breaking 326 craft beer and cider brands from around the world with over 75% of which aren't available at the NSLC. See the list here: 

The Maritime Beer Report turn 3 on Monday sip tip a glass in our honour, but as always enjoy responsibly.