Friday, October 14, 2016

MBR October 14, 2016 - Nova Scotia Edition


This is the October 14th edition of the Maritime Beer Report. First off is my thoughts are with Cape Breton and those dealing with the aftermath of the floods this week. I hope everyone can recover. 

First off this week Big Spruce Brewing wrote an open letter to Nova Scotia outlining some of the issues that craft brewers face in here. It is very insightful and a good starting place to fix the system in Nova Scotia. Read the full letter on Facebook here.

The guys at Good Robot Brewing has a new beer out this week. Damn Fine Coffee version 2.0. The pale ale now features a cleaner, highly attenuating yeast for a drier, hoppier finish and Bottleneck cold-brewed Kenya Gatina coffee, sourced from Java Blend, for a fruity, tart, and even vinous character. Featuring Pilsner, Red X and rye malt for a cherry-red, lightly spiced crust. Hopped with Cascade and Falconer's Flight for a floral, citrusy and even grassy flavour. California Ale yeast for a clean finish. The beer rings in at 5.5% ABV and  40 IBUs.

Propeller Brewing is releasing  "Go Jays Go" later today its newest one hit wonder. Its unfiltered and is 6% ABV and 16 IBU's and is a hybrid beer using both ale and lager yeast. The hops are Northern Brewer and NB's Moose Mountain Cascade. They say it will have a more malt profile then hops and very low bitterness with an amberish colour. Should be ready in time to pick some up before game time tonight, call to make sure. 

Rare Bird Craft Beer is hosting Rib Fest at their brewery in Guysborough on Saturday, October 29th. Read more at: rarebirdbeer.com/journal/ribs-craft-beer

Saltbox Brewing has officially started brewing on their "big" system. They hope this will take care of the supply issues they have experienced. 
They also made a beer that is made with 100% locally grown Nova Scotia hops.  The beer is named “Blue Nose 1850” – after the 56 tonne fishing schooner with an elm-planked bow that was built in Mahone Bay, just down the road from the brewery.  

Sea Level Brewing has released its seasonal Pumpkin Grinner Ale. The wet-hopped gourd beer is 5% ABV. 

Spindrift Brewing has a new beer coming out soon. They brewed a Munich Helles in collaboration with the upcoming Devour The Food Film Fest. Look for it soon, or find it at the film fest November 2-6 in Wolfville. 

Annapolis Cider latest 'Something Different' is Peach and Peppercorn. It is an unfiltered sparkling cider with 'kick' made with 15% juice from yellow-fleshed, tree-ripened peaches, as well as fresh-pressed apple juice. Infused with freshly cracked black peppercorns, the result is a peppy cider that is well-balanced with bright and tangy notes of fresh peach and a subtle hint of mild heat. This cider is 6.8% ABV with a portion of sales being donated to 4-H Club.

Stillwell has a lot of exciting events on the horizon. First off is tomorrow the 15th is the Beergarden closing after celebrating Nocturne. In November there will be an all cider event on the 5th featuring West Avenue Cider from Ontario and their 3rd birthday party on the 20th. In December are two huge events sure to get the beer nerd mojo flowing. There will be a 2 day Mikkeller event featuring 24 beers and on December 10th will see Bissell Brothers and Orono Brewing from Maine roll in with some of their beers. 

Thanks for checking out the blog and stay safe and well until next week. 

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