Friday, February 3, 2017

MBR February 3, 2017 - Nova Scotia Edition

Hello and welcome to the Report for February 3rd. 

Big Spruce Brewing announced this week that five of their beers will be heading into cans this spring. Tim's Dirty American IPA, Kitchen Party Pale Ale, Bitter Get'er India Black IPA, Cereal Killer Oatmeal Stout and The Silver tart Sour Raspberry Wheat Ale will find their way into into 473 ml cans.  Look for  Tim's Dirty American and Bitter Get'er to hit NSLC shelves in April and Kitchen Party being rolled out during craft beer week in May. Cereal Killer and Silver Tart will make it to private stores only.

Garrison Brewing announced it is kicking off the festivities for their 20th year with a series of anniversary collaborations. All of the brewing will take place at their location across from the Seaport Market, and will be brewed on the original equipment that we started with 20 years ago.  The first collaboration is going down during the day on February 3rd, with North, Spindrift, and Good Robot. They’re keeping tight-lipped about the name, style and release date for now. 
Garrison is also currently running a sale on Winter Warmer, it’s $1.50 off  making it $12.99 for a 6 pack.

Boxing Rock Brewing have brought back their home-brew competition, the Black Box Challenge. Registration is through Eventbrite and you can get started here:
They also released a brand new beer, Henry's Cream Ale. It is now on tap at all better craft beer bars and in bottles in the private stores. It is a mixture of noble and new world hops and comes in at 5% ABV.

Downeast Beer Factory now have the new Hibernation Russian Imperial Stout on tap that 8.5% ABV and 80 IBU beer. 

Propeller Brewing has Irish Red is back in 650 ml bottles, available at both shops. Growlers fills will be available soon. 

Townhouse Brewpub invited Half Cocked Brewing in to collaborate on a beer for the Antigonish Montessori school fundraiser. Brewed on the Sabco it's a 5.8% extra pale with a nice floral nose leads to hits of pine and citrus while a rich malt profile brings balance to create very enjoyable beer. Look for it on tap on Saturday. 

Hell Bay Brewing is hosting Cocoa & Malt-Chocolate and Dark Beer Pairing on February 14th. Indulge in deliciously rich Chocolate Cakes, Tarts, Truffles and Mousses all paired with a variety of Dark Ales from Hell Bay and other Nova Scotia Breweries. Experience deep sweet cocoa and milk chocolates paired with rich coffee and roasted malts. It is $25+hst per person. Please call 902.356.3556 to reserve

Tatamagouche Brewing made Oyster Cloister oyster stout for the third year. 200 salty Malagash oysters from Malagash and Tatamagouche Bay naturally grown oysters and clams are used during the boil as well as Horton Ridge Malt and Grain Co. malt. The malts balance the oyster's saltiness and give the beer its dark colour and intense aroma while the oysters are added to produce a totally unique flavour profile.

Tidehouse Brewing released Baltimax Baltic Porter this week. A rich, malty brew made with a base of Munich malt layered with caramel and dried fruit flavours from darker malts. Stronger in alcohol and having an orange-red tinge to its dark brown appearance, this makes for a fantastic wintertime beer. Finishes dry. It weighs in at 6.8% ABV. 

Thanks for checking out all the beer news this week.