Welcome to the December 2nd edition of the Beer Report for PEI and New Brunswick.
PEI Brewing has released the 2016 version of Hell Street barrel-aged doppelbock. After 8 months of aging it is in waxed topped bottles and available for sale. The name was inspired by local boxing legend Tom McCluskey who grew up on Dorchester Street, nicknamed Hell Street at the time.It is a healthy 8.1% ABV.
Acadie-Broue has launched an exclusive beer for the Bar le Coude at the University of Moncton tonight between 5 and 7 tonight. La Kacho is inspired by German style Kölsch.
Big Axe Brewery has harvested a bunch of New Brunswick's native Staghorn Sumac and will be brewing a new beer that is planning to release in time for Christmas.
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault continues to expand and headed north this time. Soeur Catherine is now in Quebec at SAQ stores.
Maybee Brewing released new beer this week, Sumac Witbier. It's a limited edition Belgian Witbier made with locally foraged Sumac berries that they describe as "Very light and slightly tart, it's a deliciously refreshing" Available exclusively at Maybee Brew.
Picaroons released a surprise beer this week. They brewed The City On Fire, a small batch Picaroons take on a Roggenbier, infused with lots of real ginger. It was for their good pals at Hemmings House Pictures as they all celebrated their City on Fire movie. There's only a limited amount of the 4.5% ABV ale available.
Picaroons also announced The Roundhouse is now open. There is currently food and beer but unfortunately they're not able to sell growlers or bottles to go just yet, they still haven't received the final piece of licensing to allow this to happen.
Trail Way Brewing is excited to announce that in the near future they will have cans available at the brewery and select stores. They did a run of Hu Jon Hops IPA and Luster Session Ale. They say expect to see a detailed canning schedule and further details to be provided on distribution. They also have a new brew called Seeing Citra that is a single hop IPA hopped with Citra.
Red Rover Craft Cider excited to be teaming up with La Distillerie Fils du Roy for a Christmas collaboration. Inspired by A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in which Mr. Scrooge is visited by three spirits they present:
PAST (ABV - 7.3%) The Spirit of PAST combines dry crab apple cider, vanilla, Crosby's molasses and brandy Fort LaTour. - Release date December 9th.
PRESENT (ABV - 7.3%) The Spirit of PRESENT is a mixture of our wild blueberry cider infused with Gin Thuya. - Release date December 16th.
FUTURE (ABV 7.4%) The Spirit of FUTURE infuses a semi-dry floral cider with the particular tastes of wormwood from The Courailleuse. - Release date December 23rd
These ciders will be available each Friday in December leading up to Christmas starting December 9th. Red Rover made a limited amount of these bottles, 200 per style each 750 ml bottle will be $16.50. On December 9th only, customers will have the opportunity to pre purchase all three at a special price of $45.
Thanks for reading the blog again this week, have a great 7 days.