Saturday, November 21, 2015

Maritime Beer Report - November 20, 2015

This has been another busy week of craft beer news in the Maritimes. 

PEI Brewing says the release of this year's Transmitter Coffee Stout - a collaboration project with Charlottetown's Receiver Coffee Company will be November 24th. It won't be around for long so grab a bottle as soon as you can.

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault says Buckdjeuve is now available in bottles at the brewtique and elsewhere in NB soon, make sure you ask for it at your local ANBL store. This is a strong 7.3% ABV.

The Pump House Brewery has released Bière de Garde, 2014 Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner. The name Bière de Garde is a bit of a play on words: it is widely purported that this beer was so good people wanted to keep it, but in reality the term “de garde” meant a prolonged maturation time after primary fermentation to French and Belgian brewers. During this maturation time, the yeast has time to reduce unwanted fermentation by-products and taste-inducing esters are produced. This beer is 6.5% ABV and 15 IBUs.
They also released their 2015 Stonefire Ale in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The wort of this ale is heated by immersing hot stones into it that can reach temperatures up to 700°C (roughly 1,300°F). This tremendous heat forces the wort sugars to caramelize to the stones instantly, thus creating a one of a kind taste. A faint hint of smokiness in the background also pays tribute to this medieval brewing technique. This weighs in a 6.5% ABV abd 7 IBUs. 

Big Spruce Brewing along with Stillwell has released its newest single hopped pale ale this week. This time it is Gimme Simcoe weighing in at 5% ABV and available now at the brewery.

Garrison Brewing has news on two of their popular seasonals. Winter Warmer came out today in 6-packs at the brewery and NSLC. It is a strong 7% ABV and look for this in a 650 ml bomber at the brewery in a few weeks. They will be releasing their Spruce Beer next Friday at brewery, NSLC and privates and next Saturday the 28th they will have casks of it and Winter Warmer as well as mulled cider. Lastly they are doing a tap takeover at Ducky's in Sackville NB tomorrow from 7-9 PM and are bringing 18 beers and some are very special. Check out my blog post for details.

Hell Bay Brewing has a special limited supply of its Oatmeal Pale Ale in bottles at the brewery in Liverpool.

In the Chronicle Herald reported that Nine Locks Brewing is slated to open in January and will produce between 350,000 and 400,000 litres of beer next year. They also say that IPA and Extra Special Bitter are the first two types of  beer customers will see on NSLC shelves in four-packs of 473 ml cans. These beers, along with other offerings will be available at the brewery’s storefront in cans, growlers and kegs on the Waverley Road in Dartmouth.

The Nook and Cranny in Truro has a new dark beer on tap. It is a Milk Stout and is 4.7 ABV.

North Brewing has Stillwell's birthday beer Two for sale. It is a rustic farmhouse and is very good. Available only in bottles and is 4.2% ABV.
Staying with North their collaboration, Battery Park, is set to have its public opening on December 10th. The date coincides with Slow Food International’s annual celebration, Terra Madre Day. It’s an annual celebration of all things local and sustainable.

Propeller Brewing released one of its most popular seasonals this week Revolution Russian Imperial Stout. Available now at the Prop Shops, coming soon to the NSLC and in January to ANBL. This is a warming 8% ABV.

Spindrift Brewing announced that they now have unfiltered Coastal Lager on tap at the brewery for all you beer nerds.

Wayfarers' Ale's equipment has arrived and is inside the brewery. There is still a lot of work to be done but look for production early in the New Year.

The Ladies Beer League are asking you join them on Sunday December 6th for a very merry Holiday Brunch. To get you in the holiday spirit the Ladies Beer League along with Boxing Rock Brewing and Big Spruce Brewing will be showcasing their new collaboration brew while Stillwell's chef Graeme will be cooking up 3 great menu options.
 1. Classic Benny - House smoked ham, 63C egg, english muffin, hollandaise
2. Frittata - Sweet potato, leeks, grana padano, swiss chard, all'arrabbiata
3. Biscuits & Gravy - Buttermilk biscuits, sawmill gravy, honey-rosemary sausage, 63C egg

Your ticket will cover food and a 12 oz glass of our Triskaidekaphobia brew.

Fredericton Craft Beer Festival will be putting the tickets on sale next Friday November 27th at 11:00 AM online.They will also be releasing details for the entire week of March 9th to March 12th festivities.

Enjoy your week and until next time, enjoy responsibly.