Sunday, January 10, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - January 8, 2016

Welcome to the first report of 2016.

PEI Brewing  Black Banks - a new one for us last year - is returning towards the end of this month/start of February and will also be available in New Brunswick! Keep an eye on their social for when that's on the shelves.

Barrel-aged Stout - they've been working on this one for the past couple of months and can't wait to release this as a premium bottle to y'all in the next couple of months. Stay tuned on our website for some behind the scenes info on how it went down and what to expect from this one.

Upstreet Craft Brewing building on their tremendous success in PEI will be bringing their craft beer into the Nova Scotia market this month. Nothing Upstreet does is subdued so they will start the launch with four days of events starting Thursday, January 14th  to Sunday, January 17th starting with a launch party at Stubborn Goat on the 14th. The brewery also have tap takeovers planned at Stillwell Beer Bar and Good Robot Brewing, as well as several tasting sessions scheduled at Bishops Cellar where its bottles will be available for sale.

Their beers includes flagships like their Rhuby Social strawberry rhubarb wheat beer, Commons traditional Czech style pilsner, White Noize white IPA, and Do-Gooder American Pale Ale as well as a rotating selection of seasonal beers.
Mitch Cobb, the company’s Co-founder and CEO, says “We are excited about launching into Nova Scotia. We recognize that Nova Scotia. has one of the strongest craft beer cultures in Atlantic Canada and hope that our beer is well received. We believe we have something new to offer NS craft beer fans.”

Railcar Brewing will have a couple of their beers hitting the shelves at ANBL stores next week. Look for Artisan Brown 5.5% ABV and Café Buzz Porter 5.5% ABV in select stores.

Big Spruce Brewing brewed its Left Breton Organic Conspiracy DIPA again . Originally brewed with Crannóg Ales of Sorrento, BC, this was their first year of having enough of our own hops to do it with 100% hops grown in Cape Breton.
Big Spruce sent a large shipment of kegs to New Brunswick, Forty kegs of  Cereal Killer, Kitchen Party Pale Ale, Tim's Dirty American IPA and Regatta Red Ale are on its way to The Tide and Boar, The King St Ale House, Peppers Pub and Bourbon Quarter

Garrison Brewing has brought NiT-WiT Belgian Wheat out on tap at the Brewery before it hits the liquor stores. Warm hazy golden colour. Complex fruit(orange and tropical fruits) and spicy aroma. Medium body with pleasant sweetness, a zesty-lemony fruitiness and herbal-spice finish. A refreshing, elegant and crisp Belgian-inspired wheat ale.

Propeller Brewing Company says on Friday, January 29th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM they will be bringing back Prop'r Cask Night featuring a cask conditioned Coffee Porter. They have also partnered with local chef Ray Bear of Studio East. Prop’r Cask Nights are casual and intimate events that allows brewers to get creative and celebrate traditional brewing methods.

Spindrift Brewing are putting their pilot system to work brewing fun one-offs that will be available in very limited quantities at brewery storefront only.First up is La Niña, a sour mashed golden wheat lager fermented by their house strain. The sour mash creates a light, refreshing acidity and a late dry-hopping with Mandarina Bavaria lends floral and grassy notes to the bouquet.
Their first seasonal lager is coming online just in time for the Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration next week. It's a Schwarzbier they're calling The Abyss. This round is going to be draft only so it will be available in growlers at the brewery in Burnside, and at select bars and restaurants.

Tatamagouche Brewing is planning a great January for us. They announced Deception Bay IPA is back and is now a full time beer as well as Dreadnot IBA and the new Deadeye DIPA that will be released next week.

Unfiltered Brewing is releasing its latest creation today at the brewery and Charm School tap room. They say it is All Falc'd Up's big brother, Really Falc'd Up DIPA. It is 9.0% ABV and 100+ IBUs  with even bigger blast of tropical-fruit laden hoppy goodness.

Thanks for checking the Maritime Beer News again this week. Watch for even more news during the week.