Welcome to this very rainy November 18th edition of the Maritime Beer Report.
Big Spruce Brewing has Langered Stook, a hoppy half wit coming out this week end. This Hopfenweisse has made it's way to Stillwell, Battery Park Beer Bar, Lion & Bright Café Wine Bar and select taps near you. It will also be featured Saturday night at the Governor's Pub & Eatery tap takeover taking place after the inaugural Cape Breton Beer Fest this Saturday night.
In other news Big Spruce's 2016 Beer of the Year Ra Ra Rasputin is being barreled for 2017 this week.
Garrison Brewing launched their newest Cellar Series beer, Rum Barrel-Aged Honey Lavender. Unique & truly local, this ale is brewed with hand-cut NS lavender and raw honey, then aged several months in Ironworks Distillery rum barrels for added complexity and smoothness. Rum-Barrel Aged Honey Lavender clocks in at 11% ABV and is an ideal beer for cellaring. Drop down to the brewery to get some of this extremely limited release in 650 ml bottles.
Good Robot Brewing released a new beer today. Extra BIG-ASS Beer. It is a malty lager they say is in the vien of Märzen/Oktoberfest/Munich Dunkel. This beer is loaded with bready flavours and a huge roasted taste. It weighs in at 5.2% ABV and 24 IBUs.
Good Robot Brewing is also hosting another homebrewer takeover, BrewBot: Brathair Brewing Homebrew Takeover will have 5 taps, all designed and brewed on the pilot system by local homebrewers Brathair Brewing (Justin Clarke, Rod McVicar, Jason McVicar and Eric Gautier).
North Brewing has a bunch of beers in the pipeline. They have their Milk Stout aging on cherrywood and blackberries coming out February 2017. Glenora Strong Dark Belgian hits their shelves soon with new labeling. Saison de Pinot, their Benjamin Bridge collaboration will be out December 9th to kick of the first Battery Beer Bar birthday weekend. Lastly on Monday Stillwell 3 will hit be in stores.
Roof Hound Brewing releases Grumpy Cranberry Orange Sour tomorrow. It is a 3.8% ABV beer kettle soured with yogurt and has orange zest at the end of boil and a giant pot of cranberry sauce in the brite tank. Why "grumpy"? it is an homage to the brewer's dad who the grandkids refer to him as that rather than grampy.
Saltbox Brewing and Rebecca's Restaurant are presenting a Belgian Theme Night with Saltbox Beer Pairings on Saturday November 26th. It consists of beer Pairing of 2-3 oz glasses served with appetizers and dessert along with one 12 oz glass served with the main course for $55. Three Course Meal without Saltbox beer pairing is $40.
Sea Level Brewing has its Crossing Muddy Waters Brown Ale now available in growlers and cans.
Uncle Leo's Brewery's Launch Party for Sunburst Beer is on Wednesday at 7 PM at Piper's Landing in Pictou. Come chat with brewmaster Karl, Dave Gunning, JP Cormier & Jamie Robinson over a glass of cask conditioned Sunburst Ale and delicious appetizers from Piper's Landing Restaurant. There will be 5 Uncle Leo's Ales available on tap throughout the night with proceeds going to the Pictou County Christmas Fund. It costs $20 per person; includes admission, a glass of cask conditioned ale & appetizers with only 60 tickets available.
Unfiltered Brewing has Attention: Warning Label DIPA out today. It was conditioned on white oak for approximately eight weeks that they say shows "no sign of its alcoholic content, this DIPA deserves respect" The beer is 10% ABV and 100+ IBUs and available now.
Salvatores Halifax is hosting a tap and menu takeover. They are bringing in Unfiltered Brewing to match up with their menu. Greg Nash is smoking a Getaway Farms brisket to shred on a special pizza along with his sausage for the Hero's, This is happening on November 22 and 23.
Stillwell turns 3 on Sunday and is have a beer offering that is not to be missed. They also have a lot of fun surprises in store. Fun starts at 4 PM and goes to late.
Thanks for checking me out again this week. Care care of each other and I will be back in a week.