Saturday, November 5, 2016

MBR November 4, 2016 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition

Welcome to the November 4th edition of the Maritime Beer Report for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

PEI Brewing announced a couple of things this week. First off the Gold Pack is now available in Nova Scotia. Featuring Setting Day, Sir John A, Vic Park and  Rogues Roost IPA look for it at your NSLC. Also at PEI Brewing they were bottling up some Hell Street 2016 batch.

Upstreet Craft Brewery has joined forces with Ontario brewery, Beau’s All Natural Brewing to raise money for their Rwanda Craft Brewery Project, an initiative aimed at helping Josephine Uwineza, a Rwandan entrepreneur, establish the first female-owned and operated brewery in Rwanda. Upstreet plans to donate $2 from every pint and growler sold in the taproom, with the goal of raising $2,500 by November 17th. To learn more about the project visit the Kickstarter page,

Bagtown Brewing revealed themselves via social media this week. They are a·student owned and operated nano-brewery that is trying to open in Sackville, New Brunswick. Opening in Sackville Commons & Coworking (former fire hall and RCMP detachment) the 14 member commerce class hope to be churning out beer in the new year. More details coming soon.

Beckwith Road Brewing is hosting their Launch Party on Saturday, November 26 from7 PM to 11 PM. They are selling tickets at the door as well as through EventBrite. Get all the details on their Facebook page. 

Big Tide Brewing released Barbarossa’s Black IPA.  It is a special brew that their brewer Thomas designed and brewed using pale ale, munich, dark caramunich, chocolate wheat and black malts and hopped to 70 IBUs with Hallertau Magnum and Citra hops. It has a medium-bodied toasty biscuit malt profile balanced well with the citrusy hop flavours. The IPA checks in at 6.8% ABV. 

Picaroons Traditional Ales says Winter Warmer is back for the season. You can find it now at the Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton, the Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John, and at Alcool NB Liquor locations through New Brunswick. They will be delivering to the NSLC warehouse early next week to be distributed throughout Nova Scotia.
Picaroons released an Irish Canadian Stout this week. Picaroon's Iain Brannigan, and his pal Dave from BrĂș Brewery Meath in Ireland put their heads together to brew a truly International Stout. Brewed with real Canadian Maple Syrup and Irish Whiskey Oak chips this  beer rings in at 6.2% ABV and has all of those delicious toasted characteristics any good hardy stout should have. It is on tap exclusively at the Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John. 

The Pump House Brewery released their 2016 Stonefire Ale. The beer is created when the wort is heated by immersing hot stones into it that can reach temperatures up to 700°C (roughly 1,300°F). This tremendous heat forces the wort sugars to caramelize to the stones instantly, thus creating a one of a kind taste. A faint hint of smokiness in the background also pays tribute to this medieval brewing technique. It is 6.5% ABV and 7 IBUs. 

NB Liquor has opened a new store in Moncton at 1780 Mountain Road. The concept store will have product advisers offering samples so you can learn more about cocktails, wines or craft beer. The store extends the growler program with it's five tap station. 

Thanks for checking in again this week.