Friday, June 2, 2017
MBR June 2, 2017 - Nova Scotia Edition
Here is all the news for the first week end in June
The 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards were handed out last week end at the end of the 15th annual conference. the awards had 55 categories for beer with an additional 6 for ciders. Local brewers successful in bringing home a lot of awards including many gold. Get the local results here.
They also announced next year's conference is in Halifax Nova Scotia.
Nine Locks Brewing have released their latest Brewer's Choice. Ginger Rye is a one off that will be in kegs only. Described as a dusky red ale that is full-bodied, with subtle caramel notes and a restrained ginger presence on the palate. The finish is long combining the cereal astringency of the rye and wheat with the assertive spiciness of the ginger. Grab the 5.6% ABV and 15 IBU beer while you can.
Good Robot Brewing this week will be the return of many of their flagship beers including Burban Legend APA and Goseface Killah.
Unfiltered Brewing launched their latest edition to their SMaSH series, this time made with Amarillo. It is another crazy juicy east-meets-west DIPA designed to make you forget all you've got to deal with. It is 8% ABV and 100+ IBU.
Garrison Brewing released its Juicy! DIPA in cans this week. The 8.0 ABV beer is joining Tall ship a little earlier than expected.
Horton Ridge Malt and Grain launched their new brewery and taproom. The 1 BBL brewery and taproom are in the the maltery on Ridge Road and will have 6 taps. Three taps will be their own beers with Big Spruce Brewing and Tatamagouche Brewing each having a permanent tap and the last one being breweries that use Horton Ridge's malt.
Rare Bird Craft Beer invites everyone to join them at the Authentic Seacoast Distillery & Brewery on Saturday, June 3rd from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. They will be throwing burgers and brats on the grill and serving Rare Bird Craft Beer as they welcome June on the historic Guysborough harbour. No reservations are required. Just come and taste their new IPA and Maple Ale and celebrate the arrival of warmer days ahead.
Salty Dog Brewing is now open for business in Truro. You can bring your growlers for a fill-up. They have Pale Ale, IPA, Blueberry Wheat, and Amber Ale on tap. If you don't have your own they have 1L and 1.89L growlers for sale for $9.95.
Sober Island Brewing have a summer beer coming out. Kirby's Canoe is a 5% ABV Rye Pale Ale that has a floral and citrus aroma with some rye spiciness. Look for it coming out this month.
Annapolis Cider have released Geneva Crab Rosé. This specialty, 8.6% cider is crafted soley from hand-picked local apples, which come from only 6 trees in the Annapolis Valley; and produces fewer than 250 cases of cider each year.
First, Golden Hyslop crabapples are pressed and fermented dry. Then, fresh-pressed juice from Geneva Red crabapples is cryo-extracted, enhancing this red-fleshed apple's natural tannin and colour. Blending both together results in this unique, scarlet-tinged rosé with a distinct tannin structure and intense notes of tart apple. Available exclusively at the Wolfville cidery for a limited time.
Have a great week end and I'll be back next week.