Friday, January 13, 2017

MBR January 13, 2017 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition

Hope Friday the 13th was good luck for you, here is this weeks report. 

PEI Brewing is bringing 8 Cord DIPA back. You may recall this beer was made when the rules were changed on PEI to allow brewing beer over 6.5% ABV. It is being released on Thursday, January 19 from 5 PM - 7 PM in The Taproom. There will be sampling along with music from Jocelyn Fraser and Bruce Rooney.
This Double IPA features citrus, pine, and floral aromas with just enough bready malt flavour to carry the strong, smooth bitterness. Why 8 Cord? To make it through a PEI winter, you need at least 8 cord of wood and at 8.5%, it's the perfect beer to get you through the coldest months of the year.

Bogtrotter has another new beer. Drunken Newt Red Rye Ale, 5% ABV,  is now available at Oromocto and York St ANBL stores and is also in the rotation at 540 kitchen.

Flying Boats Brewing brewed Station Master Stout this week. They say this beer is all about mouth feel and flavours of slight chocolate, coffee and roastiness. The beer should come in at 5.2% ABV. More details soon. 

Graystone Brewing released The North Pilsner. It is a Czech Pilsner coming in at 5.3% ABV and 40 IBUs. They say it is a crisp and clean pilsner with bitter finish, on tap now. 

Loyalist City Brewing has kegged a new pale ale. Three Sisters Pale Ale is a hoppy and refreshing American style pale ale that features an assertive mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavor and aroma from massive whirlpool additions of three of our favorite American hops: Centennial, Citra, and Mosaic hops. A blend of two base malts helps create a subtle malt complexity to complement the hops. The beer is fermented clean and cool with a California ale yeast strain to allow the two dry hop additions of Mosaic hops to leave the beer with a strong and unique tropical fruit nose. Named after the Three Sisters Lamp erected in 1842 at the end of Prince William Street to welcome visitors to the Saint John Harbour by guiding them safely into port. Look for it now. 

Maybee Brewing announced starting next week you will be able to get Forage Rye IPA in cans at all ANBL stores in NB. Make sure to ask for it. 

Trail Way Brewing has a new fresh IPA on tap, Ellipse, brewed with Amarillo, Citra and Chinook. An orange juice, full-bodied, hazy, fresh IPA. This one is not getting canned and actually is making its way around the province for the ANBL growler program next week. 
They also have a new Imperial Milk Stout (contains lactose) called Mo-Joe. Mo-Joe is 6.3% ABV and very chocolate-forward in flavour that balances the coffee flavour very well. This coffee stout utilizes their very own Trailway blend of coffee beans, roasted by the local Whitney Coffee Company. This blend was designed to be particularly fruity and full of character. 
One last colorful beer to be released this week. Cerasus was kettle-soured with lactobacillus and then left to referment on a huge amount of cherries. Available tomorrow January 14th. 

Have a great week and I will be back next Friday.