Friday, October 2, 2015

Maritime Beer Report - October 2, 2015

Hello craft beer fans, here is October 2nd's Maritime Beer Report.

PEI Brewing Company ‏says its Rogues Roost IPA in now available at ANBL and PEILCC locations and very soon to the NSLC. This IPA is an English IPA for anyone wondering. 

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault says their pumpkin ale disappeared quickly, but they had to get ready for our new seasonal offering anyway. Their new Oktoberfest-style beer is called "La Padrix" (Ruffed grouse),  It will be available at ANBL growler stations as of October 15th. It came out this week and is a fresh and easy-drinking beer that is a bit reminiscent of their Lancaster KB-882 Marzen that came out in the spring. They note that coming up next a dubbel,  Buckdjeuve  and a trippel.

Flying Boats Brewing is changing its brews with fall here. They brewed a Double Oatmeal Stout with a smooth chocolate coffee flavour (5% ABV) and a Double IPA which should come in at 7.5% ABV and 77 IBUs. 

Pump House Brewery released its Seasonal Oktoberfest Beer and is in the ANBL stores now. It is a medium bodied malty brew coming in at 5.5% ABV and 12 IBUs.

Savoie's Brewhouse had a small expansion in its brewing capacity this week and announced two more beers in its line-up. Coming soon is Charlo Falls IPA, it is a rye IPA that will be 5% ABV and Herons Nest Honey Brown that is made with local honey from Jaques honey house in Charlo NB and it is also 5% ABV.

Trail Way Brewing also says with the seasons are changing it means the end of their summer seasonals Dunder Pale Ale and Raspberry Wheat that are currently on tap around Fredericton. They will return next April. To replace them their Coffee Stout and Black Hops 1 are making their way back into the production schedule. Look for them in the coming weeks on tap.

Big Spruce Brewing showed a picture of its hot, apple wood smoked, farm grown pumpkin and says it's time for Smokin' Jack It, their annual pumpkin beer. Additionally they will age this beer on rum soaked cardamom, vanilla beans and cinnamon. Look for it later this month.

Gahan House Halifax has on just in time for Oyster Fest their new Briny Blonde beer that is an ultra pale ale with lemon and sea salt with a bit of rye malt in there for a touch of spiciness. They also have the Pumpkin Spice Beer on tap as well.

Good Robot Brewing is releasing their 5th beer this week end, Leave Me Blue Kentucky Corn Beer. The approximate style is a Kentucky Common, a beer prominent in Louisville from the 1850s to Prohibition. German immigrants essentially brewed a variant of their roggenbier (rye beer), though loaded with corn which was prominent in the whiskey distilleries.

Meander River Farm says it is brewing another batch of cider at the brewery. Should be ready for your drinking pleasure around mid October.

North Brewing Company's shiny new brew house is up and running. Their first brew is under their belts and is the Belgian IPA.

Rare Bird Craft Beer says its award-winning Pumpkin Ale is available again at Harvest Wines and Spirits in Dartmouth, Bishop's Cellar in Halifax and the brewery in Guysborough. It is a 5.5% ABV and 35 IBU beer. They have been busy constructing their $8 million brewing and distilling project at Osprey Shores Golf Resort. Construction is running behind schedule, but should be completed in December making their brewery on the harbour one of the largest craft breweries in Atlantic Canada.

The Moncton Beer League is presenting the first Atlantic Canadian Craft Beer Oktoberfest on Friday, October 9th at the Crowne Plaza Moncton to support United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick. This event will be set up like a trade show – similar to a beer festival, but local food stations prepared by Chef Brad Strugnell will be interspersed between craft beer stations.
This event is being planned to showcase local Atlantic Canadian products including craft beer and food, all while raising funds for United Way during their 2015 campaign. 
The regular session from 7:30-10pm allows you unlimited beer samples in your custom take-home glass from Jym Line Glassware. A VIP ticket gets you a special glass, along with an industry panel discussion and exclusive guided beer tasting in addition to the regular session. Regular session tickets are on sale for $58+fees and VIP tickets are $68+fees. Ticket sales are final. 
Atlantic Canadian Craft Brewers participating are Acadie-Broue, Celtic Knot Brewing, Distillerie Fils du Roy, Grimross Brewing, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, Pump House Brewery, Atlantic Spirits & Wines (Propeller Brewing Co.), Bad Apple Brewhouse, Boxing Rock Brewing, Garrison Brewing and PEI Brewing.
Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite and there is a special room rate at the Crowne Plaza for the evening as well.

That is all for this week, until next time enjoy responsibly.