Friday, December 9, 2016
MBR December 9, 2016 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition
It is another busy week in New Brunswick for beer and cider.
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault released a teaser that Canon Franchetti Cappuccino Stout will be out soon.
Loyalist City Brewing says that they are now officially a licensed brewery. Their first two batches as they await the arrival of four other fermenters in the next two weeks. Stay tuned for more details.
Mama's Brew Pub has a new beer out. Stone Bridge IPA has short bursts of well rounded bitterness that brings hop lovers back for more. Get it now on tap at the pub.
Off Grid Ales' four beers went into ANBL stores today in the Fredericton area. The brewery on a cove on Harvey Lake in southeastern NB and is a completely off grid, using solar and wind power supplemented by propane and is going to specialize in full-bodies IPAs.
The beers out today are Sunny Day IPA, High Tower Double IPA, Campfire Red and Unplugged Porter.
Picaroons has been very busy of late but have released a new beer. It was done at their facility in Devon and is called The Vinyl Cut Black IPA. They found it hard to pigeon hole this beer as a style but says it is roasty and hoppy). You may recall they did the 'One For The Road" Black IPA in Saint John a little while back but this is a different recipe altogether and they used their signature Ringwood yeast.
The tasting description is "full-bodied roasted hoppy beauty rings in at 8% Alc./Vol. and was brewed right here at our main brewery on Fredericton's Northside". Because it was brewed in the main facility rather than one of their small batch system there is more to spread around. Look for it on tap throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Tide and Boar Gastropub has a new beer on tap from their brewery. Sour Otis Cranberry with cranberries that were sourced from a local farm and used when they were nice and fresh. This beer is nice and sour, refreshing and comes in at only 4.2% ABV.
Coastliner Craft Cider announced that they are now listed with ANBL. They are initially offering a semi dry cider described as a dry, crisp and tangy cider with a subtle zesty sweetness made with 100% NB apple juice with no additives except sulphates. It will be in single 355 ml bottles as well as four packs and at 5.4% they say it's an easy drinking cider with a balanced acid level.
Look for Coastliner to hit the shelves in the Fredericton area are next week and throughout New Brunswick after that as demand warrants.
Red Rover Craft Cider teamed up with Distillerie Fils du Roy for a very special Christmas collaboration. Inspired by Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in which Mr. Scrooge is visited by three spirits they have three special releases over the next three Fridays leading up to Christmas. On December 9th PAST ( 7.3% ABV ) will be available that combines dry crab apple cider, vanilla, Crosby's molasses and brandy Fort LaTour. The following Friday PRESENT ( 7.3% ABV ) will be out and is a mixture of their wild blueberry cider infused with Gin Thuya. Finally FUTURE ( 7.4% ABV ) will be out on December 23rd that infuses a semi-dry floral cider with the particular tastes of wormwood from The Courailleuse.
Red Rover has made a limited amount of special wax sealed 750 ml bottles, 200 per style. On December 9th only, customers will have the opportunity to pre purchase all three at a special price of $45 or buy each for $16.50. These will not be listed with ANBL and only sold at the Ciderhouse in downtown Fredericton at 546 Queen Street.
Red Rover has also released Jingleberry Cider made with wild NB blueberries, cardamom and festive spirit.
York County Cider has released its Christmas cider that has blended maritime cranberries with cinnamon, ginger and cloves to create a semi-dry cider that is sure to please. Available for growler fills at 418 York Street. Only available for a limited time.
Have a great week and I will be back next Friday.