Saturday, January 28, 2017

MBR January 27, 2017 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition

My thought are with my friends that are still without power after this weeks ice storm. Lets hope you are all back on the grid soon. Here is the beer news for the week. 

Upstreet Craft Brewing announced they are working on a fun new Top Stamp campaign. Staring on February 6th, you will have three weeks to collect stamps from 12 great participating restaurants. Get Top Stamps and complete the Pogey Challenge by visiting five locations and then enter to win the prize pack of $600 worth of gift cards to your favourite restaurants, a brewery tour for you and 10 friends, and some Upstreet swag. Keep an eye out for details soon. 

Hammond River Brewing has released the S'Mores Graham Cracker Imperial Stout. Brewed with a good portion of Chocolate Malt, Graham crackers, local Crosby's Molasses, Honey, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, and toasted marshmallows. It comes in at 8.0% ABV and 50 IBUs, 

Picaroons Traditional Ales asks you to join them at The 5 Kings Restaurant and Picaroons Brewhouse on February 14th for a four course Ganong Chocolate infused dinner prepared by Lisa Aronson. Each course will be paired with a different Picaroons and will be hosted by your favourite Picaroons Certified Cicerone Ian Covey. Tickets will go on sale starting next Tuesday January 31 in person or by phone at The 5 Kings (466-BREW), and at the Ganong Chocolatier for $50 + tax and gratuity. 

Tide and Boar Gastropub has a new beer out. Killington IPA is now on tap and has New England at heart. This beer is a dank citrus juice hop bomb that comes in at 7.6% ABV and 80 IBUs. Also new is Sour Otis Grapefruit Berliner Weisse that is made with 24 fresh grapefruits per barrel and is an acidic yet balanced kettle sour. 

Trail Way Brewing also has brewed and canned a new DIPA, Hop Stains. It is heavily hopped with Azacca, El Dorado and Citra and backed up with a solid 8% ABV. Available now in limited supply at the brewery. 

Have a great week and I will be back in a weeks time.