Friday, February 10, 2017

MBR February 10, 2017 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition

Welcome to the February 10th edition of the report. 

Acadie-Broue released two new beers this week at Bar le Coude on the l'Universit√© de Moncton campus. They released Tricole a Belgian Tripel and Kazakh a Russian Imperial Stout. Every one including the general public are welcome at the bar. 

Bagtown Brewing released details on its upcoming first beer. Wobbly Duck is a medium bodied English Pale Ale with a low carbonation. It is golden in colour with a moderate hop aroma and a mild bitterness. You will be able to taste a mix of fruity, earthy and malty flavours with a smooth finish. Watch for this one coming out real soon. 

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault have released the details their new dubbel. Colonel John Baker is 6.8% ABV and available at the brewery now. Named after John Baker who the towns of  Lac Baker  and Baker-Brook, just west of Edmundston, are named after. Baker owned successful sawmills and gristmills who was a well-known pro-American activist in New Brunswick and Maine during the 19th century. Referred to as "Colonel" John Baker, a rank given him by a Maine militia, he was dissatisfied with the official Maine border, and in 1827 declared his village to be capital of the "American Republic of Madawaska". 

Grimross Brewing introduced their new Scratch series of beers. Any new recipes or one offs they will be doing in the future will be released as a Scratch beer. Scratch #1 : German Lager is now available on tap at the Brewtique and Taproom. Grimross says "This beautiful straw coloured Lager checks in at 4.7% with a slightly grainy and honey aroma with a crisp dry finish". 

Hammond River Brewing held its 3rd Annual Hammond River Brewing Home Brew Competition over the week end. The styles this year were Imperial IPA, English Porter, and Sweet/Milk Stout with home brewers being able to brew any or all of the styles. The judges spent the afternoon sampling all of the entries, and the results are in.
1st Place - Jullien Belliveau/Jean-Marc Landry from Dieppe for their Black River Sweet Stout.
2nd Place - Jullien Belliveau/Jean-Marc Landry from Dieppe for their The Golden Big DIPA.
3rd Place - Patrice Daigle from Dieppe for his Breakwater DIPA.
Jullien and Jean-Marc will be brewing with Shane real soon . 

Maybee Brewing is holding a tap takeover, at the Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub in Saint John on Thursday February 16th. You can sample the entire lineup and meet some of the Maybee Brew crew.

Picaroons Traditional Ales has brought back Afterglow just in time for VD. This HEARTy and Full-Bodied Ale, made with Chocolate, Chili Peppers, Ginseng, Liquorice Root, and LOVE, is now on tap at The Picaroons Roundhouse, and the The Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton. Next week a small amount will hit The Picaroons General Store and at The 5 Kings Restaurant & Picaroons Brewhouse as well as a few other places around New Brunswick. It will be around for a limited time only - so make sure to grab some while you can. 

Thanks for checking out blog again this week, I am taking a little break and will be back on March 10th. See you then