Saturday, October 22, 2016
MBR October 21, 2016 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition
Welcome to the October 21st NB/PEI edition of the Maritime Beer Report.
Upstreet Craft Brewing have added something new to their line up. One Way Series, where they get to explore new beer styles and recipes. The first release in this series is a Black IPA; a collision of chocolate and malty flavours that are common in porters with the citrus blast of an IPA. Resinous and roasty, this beer is unlike any that they've made so far. It weighs in at 6.5% ABV and 60 IBUs.
Hammond River Brewing has rebrewed its Two Rivers India Black Ale. It's 7% ABV and 77 IBUs and will be on tap at HRB local accounts soon. Up next is Vegas SMaSH IPA (Citra version).
Maybee Brewing has release a fresh beer. Forage Rye IPA is now available at Maybee's Beer Store. A bold rye IPA made with Atlantic Canadian Rye Malt that is 7% ABV and 70 IBUs. Limited release.
Picaroons Traditional Ales has released yet another new beer They've just finished brewing their very first Oktoberfest Beer at The Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John using a lager yeast strain (Fermentis S-23 Saflager) from Berlin and is hopped with Mt Hood, Hallertau and Saaz. The 5% ABV beer is crisp and delicious and is on tap at The Picaroons General Store. While supplies last!
Other big news from Picaroons is their 506 Logger is now in cans. 506 Logger may be the first but more of Picaroons beers will follow. Look for them soon at All Alcool NB Liquor locations, The Picaroons Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton, and The Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John.
Lots of news from Trail Way Brewing this week, first off they have brought back their black IPA, Black Hops 1. This American Dark Ale is brewed with big hop flavour and aroma finishing with a chocolate roast finish and is a warming 7% ABV and 70 IBUs.
Trail Way officially made their expansion official. They are tripling their fermentation capacity with the delivery of 3-30 BBL fermenters and a 30 BBL bright tank. This capacity increase will open some doors for the Trail Way team.
Lastly Trail Way will be officially hosting Their first homebrew competition. Not surprisingly it will be an IPA competition. The entry fee is $20.00 with a deadline of January 20, 2017 and the prize being glory and a chance to brew the recipe on the 10 BBL system at Trail Way. All the details can be found on their Facebook page.
NB Beer Tours now have three Christmas beer tours on the go in Fredericton. One on December 3rd in which Andrew 'Esty' Estabrooks, brewer and co-owner of Foghorn Brewing, will join the tour and serve up a pint of his beer at the end of the tour at the King Street Ale House. They also have two tours on December 17th with slightly different routes but both ending at King Street Ale House with a meet and greet with Rod from Bogtrotter Craft Brewery for a pint of beer.
Thanks for checking out your local beer blog and enjoy responsibly.