Friday, October 23, 2015

Maritime Beer Report - October 23, 2015

It has been another great week in local craft beer, here is the news I know.

I was at the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards on Sunday. Garrison Brewing was the big winner of the night taking three gold and one silver medal as well as Brewery of the Year. The coveted Beer of the Year or "Best of Show" went to Box Cutter IPA from Bad Apple Brewhouse. For the complete list of winners check out my special blog post.

Big Axe Brewery released a new beer today. The "Anaphylactic Ale" is a strong ale brewed with Rooftop Honey from James Joyce. They are also doing the inaugural "Meet Your Maker" tonight at 730 PM at James Joyce. 

Grimross Brewing has a new beer on tap, a Belgian Abbey SINGEL. It is a session beer at 4.8% and would have been brewed by Abbey Monks for their own use, rarely available to the public. It is very dry with a clean malt aroma and crisp light mouthfeel, available now.

Picaroons says there are still tickets available to the Harvest Ale reception & three course dinner with beer pairings at Lion & Bright. They will begin the night with a Harvest Ale reception with Picaroons' Tony Goss hosting to celebrate the return of Picaroons long-awaited Harvest Ale - made entirely with Maritime-grown hops.  He'll be joining for dinner and will tell the stories of all the beers as they go. On eventbrite until noon Saturday.

River Valley Micro released they now started brewing some of their beer recipes for Railcar Brewing Company. This is a side project for now, the shop still remains open and business as usual. 

Garrison Brewing has been super busy. They release Gastronome IPA last night. It is on tap exclusively at Harbourstone Sea Grill and Pour House. They did a soft launch of its Martello Stout this week at the brewery. Look for its roll out soon. lastly the Vulcan Ale Genesis Effect Red Session Ale has been bottled and will be available next Friday in honor of Hal-Con.

Hell Bay Brewing Company released its newest seasonal, High Tide Harvest Ale. They are using 100% locally grown hops from High Tide Hop Farm outside of  Bridgewater. They say it has a rich malty body and peppery notes from the European yeast gives this 5% ale its fall characteristic.
Available at the brewery, Stillwell and White Point Beach Resort.

I popped into the Auctionhouse last night and renovations have begun to have the Georges Island Brewing Company inside the restaurant. Look for beer probably early next year for this one.
Staying with Auctionhouse, next Wednesday's Beer School will be with Breton Brewing.

That is all I have for this week, have a great week end and until time enjoy responsibly.