Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New Maritime Beer Company Sails into Miramichi

(Miramichi, NB) - New Maritime Beer Company will be opening in the former Speedy Glass location at 55 Newcastle Blvd in Miramichi this summer. They will be Miramichi’s first full scale craft brewery with an on-site taproom. The location will contain a 15 BBL brewhouse,  taproom and retail shop. 
New Maritime Beer announced recently that their head brewer is David Draper who most recently was brewmaster at Falcon Brewing in Ontario and won a gold CBAB in 2018 for Salem Stout. They say "He brews a wide range of beers, and has a love of all things hops. With many years of experience in brewing, David is looking forward to continuing to design great beers, for a whole new audience." 
New Maritime Beer have brewed and kegged their first large scale batch of beer at Four Rivers Brewing Co. and it will be available on select taps in Miramichi next weekend. The beer is Rising Tides Citra IPA and is described as bright and fresh like a coastal sunrise, Rising Tides Citra IPA is a single hop American-style IPA that uses only Citra Hops for a bold and smooth citrus flavour, bursting with bright and juicy tropical tones with a hint of bitterness at the finish.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Smokehouse Nano Brewery Opens In Berwick

(Berwick, NS) - Husband and wife, Mike and Shelley Peters, have opened Smokehouse Nano Brewery (SNB) in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Their official opening was in May with the first commercial tap in late June.

Mike is the brewer and has been an active all grain brewer since around 1992. He started out doing kit beers until one day they went to a private beer judging at Sea Level Brewing's owner Randy Lawrence’s place in Canning. Randy immediately had Mike hooked on all grain brewing. Around the same time he and his two brothers, Gerald and Tim, decided to register their first brew club. The Fellowship Against Repulsive Tasting Suds was registered with the American Homebrewers Association. Over the course of several years they had a dozen or so club members that would meet regularly to compare their latest brews. Several brews were sent off to various competitions with several awards being won among the 3 of the brothers. Unfortunately life became busy and the club activities diminished, but they all still continued to brew whenever they could. With the recent interest in Craft beer over the past five years and having more time Mike decided to get serious about it again.

The brewery is in Berwick on the property that Mike and Shelley have lived at for the past 23 years. Prior to them purchasing the property it was a long standing icon in the town as a meat shop and smokehouse. Attached to the main house is a large smokehouse that was built in 1958 to smoke all of the products being produced by the original owner Gordon Graham. 

The current set up is a 1 BBL all electric system that uses the HERMS process to regulate the precise mashing temperatures. There are 3 1 BBL Fermenters that are glycol looped for accurate fermenting temperature control.
All of the control process equipment is custom made on site by either Mike or Gerald who has an extensive electrical background in process controls.

SNB is currently on tap at the Union Street Cafe in Berwick and are looking to add bars and restaurants in the area. They currently only offer 20 L kegs at this time but are working on being able to provide cans and refillable bottles in the near future.

In the near future they are hoping to offer both brewery tours and on site sales as they work out the details. All of our current beers are listed with descriptions on their Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

King Street Beer Company announces official opening May 3rd

Andrew Tanner, President of the King Street Beer Company, announced today that the new location will officially open May 3.
“We are very excited to be on King Street. We believe it has a great future and it is obviously attracting major interest from people looking to invest in a growing Town on the South Shore” He cited three factors contributing to his optimism. “First, the Town has made a major investment to upgrade services along King Street and the waterfront. Second, the Planning Department is demonstrating a willingness to work with investors to get development plans moving forward. Finally, the population of the Town is growing. These are all important contributing factors to the future success of the street”, said Tanner. 
King Street Beer Company will occupy the old Bavarian Restaurant near the corner of Dufferin and King Street. It will feature a brewing area, tap room, and outdoor patio and sidewalk seating area. The plan is to encourage home brewers to show their talents by brewing LaHave River Beer on site. Saltbox Beers and Ciders will also be available on tap. Saltbox owners are major investors in King Street. There will also be a variety of specialized guest beers on tap. Tanner said, “In total, we will be offering 16 different beer and cider selections to our customers”
The building is nearing completion and Tanner cited the tremendous cooperation the Company has received from Jane and Peter Berrigan, the building owners, in getting a state of the art facility built in record time. Travis Bruhm is the contractor on site.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Brewmaster--Tire Shack Brewing Co.-- Moncton, New Brunswick

Great opportunity to become brewmaster of a 15 BBL start-up brewery in Moncton, New Brunswick. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating and producing fantastic beer. You will have the incredible opportunity to start on the ground floor of our company with us and grow a brand from scratch.
We are looking for someone who likes to brew with creativity and who is comfortable having a large amount of control over recipe design. We aim to create a variety of innovative brews with a lot of rotational products and a focus on heavily dry-hopped beers, IPA’s, sours, mixed-fermentation and barrel aged beers. We have a fantastic location! We are currently renovating a 4800 square foot auto garage in downtown Moncton.


  • Completion of a recognized brewing program. Combination of education and/or comparable brewing experience will also be considered.


  • Prepared to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends if necessary.
  • Appear at and/or participate in promotional/industry events.
  • Prepared to follow continuous training and keep up with industry innovations.
  • Focus on supporting, building and promoting the brand.
  • Follow all safety procedures and coordinate with company OHS to ensure safe working environment.
  • Brewhouse operations: milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, whirlpool, knockout, grainout, and brewhouse CIP.
  • Cellaring: to include fermenter/conditioning tank CIP and sanitation, gravity monitoring, fermentation monitoring(including glycol control), crashing, dry-hopping procedures, yeast management, record keeping, carbonation.
  • Packaging: kegging, bottling, canning.
  • Quality assurance: process sampling, yeast viability, yeast management, yeast harvesting, tasting etc...
  • Recipe formulation.
  • Create and manage a brew schedule.
  • Detailed record keeping(inventory, brew logs etc...)
  • Communicate and plan with management and staff.
  • Mentor and train junior brew floor co-workers.
  • Must be willing to pitch in on tasks that are outside core responsibilities.
  • Maintain equipment and troubleshoot any problems.
  • Handle procurement of all raw materials, packaging, chemicals.

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment.
  • Experience in yeast handling.
  • Impeccable cleaning and sanitizing abilities.
  • Science/Lab background.
  • Mechanical ability. Ability to lift 55lbs with regularity. Comfortable standing for long periods of time.
  • Barrel/Wild/Mixed fermentation experience a huge asset along with a competency using fruit, spices, barrels, brettanomyces, lactobacillus and other adjuncts to create desired flavour profiles.
  • Familiarity with bottling equipment and canning lines.
  • Comfortable locating to Moncton, New Brunswick.

Please direct all submissions to tireshackbrewing@gmail.com