Friday, June 30, 2017

MBR June 30, 2017 - Nova Scotia Edition


There is a lot of information this week, here is all the beer news for June 30th 2017. 

Saltbox Brewery says for Canada Day Weekend, June 30th to July 2nd they have hot tubs at the brewery. Partnering with Bay Tubs of Mahone Bay, it's an opportunity for the customers to truly relax at the brewery.

Unfiltered Brewing have brought back RSMA Mosaic SMaSH DIPA this week end for pints and growler fills. Really Serious Mosaic Ale? Retail Sales Markup Allowance? They say you pick. It is 7.5% ABV and 100+ IBU.

Boxing Rock Brewing's birthday is July 8th and of course they are having a party at the brewery. Their party schedule:

  • 1 PM-3 PM: Drop in axe throwing ($15) with Birthday boy Adam!
  • 1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Finest Kind BBQ and corn boil!
  • 3 PM: Shelburne's Tall Ship beer name announced!
  • 3 PM: CAKE!!
  • Washer toss and beer pong, 2 for 1 tours, and music throughout the day!

Owners Emily Tipton and Henry Pedro wanted to do something special to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday, and celebrate Southwest Nova Scotia. They thought nothing could be better than naming a special beer for this special place. A portion of Dark as Keji sales are being donated to the Friends of Keji Cooperating Association, which support the Dark Sky Education programs at the park. Since the launch of Dark as Keji Black IPA a few short weeks ago, well over one thousand dollars has been set aside to be donated.
There will be a Canada 150 event at the brewery, where Boxing Rock will offer samples of Dark as Keji as well as beer ice cream floats (root beer for the kids!) and food specials from the Finest Kind Food Company. Look for the special Dark as Keji packaging at NSLC stores around the province, as well as at the Boxing Rock’s brewery store in Shelburne.

Good Robot Brewing says Leave Me Blue Kentucky Common is back on tap this week. Red Moon Landing Red IPA is back next week but they replaced Vienna malt with Pilsner. This one weighs in at 7.1% ABV and 48 IBU.
Beta Brewsday will be on Wednesday next week with the release of Re:Drella, a SMaSH with Red X malt and Ella hops, sitting at 6.5% ABV and 28 IBU. Brewed by Dan Hendricken and Kelly Costello.

Garrison Brewing launched a new beer called “Sour to the People” which is currently available in the brewery for growler fills and samples, and will be at licensees later this week/early next week. The Strong Sour Ale was soured with Lactobacillus in the kettle to bring its tart character.  It has green apple, stone fruit (peach) and sweet malt aroma along with its nice green apple & lemon flavors. The sour is 6.5% ABV and 0 IBU.

Ladies Beer League is brewing up a black wheat beer at Brightwood Brewery this week. They are currently thinking of a name. Look for this beer coming out this summer.

The wait is over, FirkinStein Brewing are opening their new location at 673 King Street in Bridgewater. They are opening on Saturday for growler fills and samples. Look for the hours to be posted soon on social media.

Another screening of Sociable! Craft Brewing in Nova Scotia documentary is coming up at Roof Hound Brewing on July 22nd at 9 PM. 

Spindrift Brewing have released Blood Orange India Pale Lager this week. It is in cans and available for growler fills at the brewery and will be in private stores ASAP. This IPL has an addition of pure blood orange with tropical and stone fruit hop flavours that are amplified by the blood orange and dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Citra.

Come out to celebrate what Wayfarers Ale Wharf has to offer. Their full menu will be available, along with an all day BBQ on the newly renovated Wharf with picnic tables

The $25.00 ticket includes:

  • A Wayfarers Ale Society souvenir glass
  • One 0.95L growler of your choice
  • Free samples of their crafted ales
  • A tour of the brewery (12 PM,2 PM,4 PM,6 PM)
  • BBQ will include sausages, and Angus burgers! Vegetarian options are available.

Annapolis Cider has their latest 'Something Different' out. Strawberry Rhubarb is a 6.3% ABV sparkling cider crafted from a blend of their signature cool-fermented dry apple cider with the fresh juices of local hand-picked ruby-red rhubarb, garden strawberries and finished with a touch of fresh-pressed apple juice. The result is a pale-rose tinged cider with bright notes of juicy strawberries paired with the bold zing of tart rhubarb, a classic summer combination that is crisp and refreshing. $0.50 from each refill of Strawberry Rhubarb will be donated to Blue Route NS. This is a province-wide project to develop safe, well-connected bicycle routes, which will make it easier for Nova Scotians to get around the province on two wheels.

Battery Park says their patio taps will be filled with the four Canadian Brewing Award gold medal winning Nova Scotian beers on July 1st. This will be your only chance to try them all in one place. There will be North Brewing's Gus' 65 m Belgian Blonde and Glenora Barrel Aged Midnight,  Boxing Rock's Stayin' Alive Bock, and Uncle Leo's Voh's Weizenbier. The beers will be start pouring Saturday at opening and stay on through the long weekend while supplies last.

Have a great and safe Canada Day week end and I will be back next Friday. 

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