Friday, November 29, 2013

Maritime Beer Report - November 29, 2013.

Hello and welcome to the November 29th, the Canadian Craft Beer Day eve edition of the Maritime Beer Report.

The New Brunswick Home Brew Challenge Gala is in Fredericton on Sunday. Good Luck to the five finalists. I'll try to have the results next week.

Pump House Brewery ‏released its Premium Pilsner in a 750 ml swingtop bottle gift box today. The pilsner is brewed using just barley, hops, yeast and water. Cold aged and matured for more than six weeks, there are no adjuncts, or artificial carbonation - resulting in a 100% natural lager.  There will be only 2000 bottles so buy it early.

Fredericton Craft Beer Festival tickets went on sale today. Some of the brewers involved from the maritimes are Big Tide Brewing Co., Boxing Rock Brewing Co, Garrison Brewing Co., Moosehead Breweries Ltd., Pump House Brewery and Shiretown Beer. Unfortunately the VIP tickets are sold out with a few Ladies Beer League VIP tickets left and lots of regular. The Pub magazine mentioned they will be giving a pair of VIP tickets away in January so watch for that.

Garrison Brewing is participating in Small Business Saturday on Saturday Swing by tomorrow, spend $10 on merchandise, & get a free sample on them.

Propeller Brewing Company announced today that Revolution Russian imperial Stout is now available at the Propeller Shop in 500ml bottles & Growlers. This is one of my favorite beers so definitely try one if you can find it.

Greg Nash tweeted that Rockbottom Brewpub has Wreckoning Russian Imperial stout that was brewed a few weeks back and a good portion of the batch was barrel aged in 12 yr Glen Breton barrels. It is available now while it lasts.

Rogue's Roost ‏announced that their Raspberry Wheat is back on tap joining their current line up of Razz, Cream, Red, IPA, Bitter and Porter. There is also a rumor going around that they are closing, this isn't true but their neighbor Second Cup is.

On a sad note, Sleeman Breweries Ltd announced the closure of its Dartmouth brewery after failing to find an interested buyer. The company said the brewery would close at the end of business yesterday putting the final 15 employees out of work.

Canadian Craft Beer Day is tomorrow, November 30th. It is a day for celebrating Canada's incredible and diverse craft breweries, brewpubs, brewers, and homebrewers from coast to coast. Get out and support it and let me know where you went.

That is all for this week, so until next time enjoy responsibly and take care.