Friday, January 6, 2017
MBR January 6, 2017 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition
Seems like the holidays didn't slow New Brunswick craft down one bit.
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault says its famous Canon Franchetti is finally back. This velvety smooth stout is brewed with real good coffee, resulting in strong roasted aroma dominated by flavours of freshly-brewed espresso and a hint of bittersweet chocolate. Named in honour of the architect and pastor of downtown Edmundston’s Saint-John-the-Baptist church. Available in bottles and growlers.
Foghorn Brewing though only a few months old made its first collaboration with Wendy Papadopoulos from Big Tide Brewing. Humbuggery Best Bitter is now available in the taproom or as a growler fill at the brewery.
Graystone Brewing released Mont Blanc Belgian White IPA over the holidays. A collaboration with Gore Farm this Belgian wheat beer is hopped with Summit, Amarillo and Idaho 7.
Hammond River Brewing created a Russian Imperial Stout called Quicksand Jesus and it weighs in at 10.1% ABV. A portion of this has been transferred into an oak barrel where it will age for approximately a month. Shane also brewed Too Hop To Handle Imperial IPA that is a unique batch as it was brewed with Hop Hash from New Brunswick's Southan Farms. This hoppy beast is 8.2% ABV and 162 IBUs.
Loyalist City Brewing brewed up Parrtown Pale Ale, a malt forward English style pale ale best known as an English bitter. Brewed from Simpson’s Maris Otter malt imported from Northumberland England, it has a rich, full bodied, biscuity malt flavor characteristic to the style. The rich malt body is balanced with a firm bitterness from East Kent Golding hops that impart a subtle herbal and floral aroma to the finished beer.
Named after the area in Saint John where the British loyalists landed in 1783, this beer brewed from only malted barley, hops, yeast, and water represents a flavorful style that has dominated English ales after its introduction in 1777. Look for this beer to be available in the coming weeks.
Mama's Brew Pub has brought out Caino's Stout on nitro at the pub. Look for it now.
Some exciting news at Railcar Brewing. One brewhouse three breweries. That's right in addition to Railcar who are currently sharing their space with River Valley Micro and now their newest contract brewer Murchies Micro Brew by Matt Murchison. Look for Matt's brews to appear on tap for growler fills soon.
Savoie's Brewhouse says to look for a new beer soon at the brewery. Restigouche River Raspberry wheat Ale is coming soon.
Rothesay New Brunswick, that had no breweries not that long ago, is transforming into a major craft beer center with Foghorn opening last year and Hammond River building their new facility next to The Barrel’s Head just down Hampton Road. Add to these two top breweries Long Bay Brewery up on Marr Road will be opening this year as well making the sleepy bedroom community a top beer destination.
Hope everyone has a great week and I will be back next week with your beer news.