Friday, March 18, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - March 18, 2016

Hello and welcome to the post St. Paddy's Day Beer Report.

PEI Brewing Company have released their seasonal Reanimator Doppelbock ( 8.1% ABV). Available now in the Taproom and PEI Liquor and they've also shipped some over to New Brunswick.

Breton Brewing welcomed Hogie from Upstreet Craft Brewing today to brew a collaboration ale that will be released mid April for the ECMAs. Stay tuned for details.

Bad Apple Brewhouse is in an on going trademark dispute, are now also brewing beer as the Mosaic Brewing Company. 
What brought this on was in 2014 an operation in Ontario opened calling themselves the Bad Apple Brewing Company and trade marked the name. Shortly after they contacted the Nova Scotia namesake and threatened to sue for infringing on their trademark. The local Bad Apple met and attempted to come to an arrangement that would allow them to continue using the name. Unfortunately they were unable to come to an agreement.
So what does this mean? Because they properly registered their business in Nova Scotia the trademark infringement doesn't stand in that province. Unfortunately they can no longer sell beer outside of Nova Scotia as Bad Apple Brewhouse, hence the birth of the Mosaic Brewing Company which officially launched at the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival last week end.

Boxing Rock Brewing announced the release of La Rive du Sud 2.0, a Bière de Garde that they say is unlike any other beer brewed in Atlantic Canada. Boxing Rock also said they brewed it a little differently this year, and they think that it's the best Bière de Garde they've made yet.
The 7.5% ABV beer is available now while it lasts in 650 ml bottles, 1L growlers and on tap at select locations.

Gahan House in Halifax is hiring a Brew Master for their brew pub in downtown Halifax. For all the detals hit up

Garrison Brewing announced this years Backlot Bash headliner is July Talk. The Bash is on June 11th and tickets are on sale now.

Good Robot Brewing's have announced a couple of new CommuniBrews. From our Super SMaSH Brothers Series, Rakau-chu IPA from Miles Bishop. Next up, tapping this week end, is a white stout called The Cookie Jar from Keith Forbes

Paddys Brewpub in Wolfville is hosting another brewery dinner on April 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. There are limited tickets available and are $30 plus tax. The menu is as follows :
1st Course Spring Salad with a Blueberry Beer Dressing
2nd Course Acorn Squash stuffed with Quinoa
3rd Course Beef Wellington
Dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding
There is a vegetarian option and each course is paired with one of their crafted ales.

Annapolis Cider Company, that is expected to open next month, announced their first batch of cider fermenting at their cidery in Wolfville. They have two ciders announced. Juicy & Sweet ( 5.6% ABV) combines their dry-fermented cider with freshly-pressed apple juice. Crisp & Dry (7.7% ABV)  combines cider made from Hyslop Crab and a touch of freshly-pressed apple juice.

Picaroons Head Brewer was in the Ottawa area brewing with other B Corp breweries making "Brew the Change". It includes an all star cast of B Corps, including African Bronze Honey Project, New Belgium Brewing, Starvation Alley Farms, Guayakí Yerba Mate, Persephone Brewing Company, Aslan Brewing Company, Hopworks Urban Brewery and Beau's All Natural Brewing. 

The Pump House Brewery released Black Irish IPA 8% ABV and 65 IBUs yesterday at the brewpub for St. Paddy's Day. They also announced they will be releasing a couple of seasonals that will have six packs going into the ANBL. Their Muddy River Stout, an oatmeal stout, that weighs in at 4.5% ABV. The other is Best Friend Marzen Lager that is 5.5% ABV.

Red Rover Craft Cider has opened The Ciderhouse, a Taproom and growler fill station at 546 Queen Street in downtown Fredericton. The space is shared Abbey Café & Gallery, a casual quick serve Café and Art Gallery serving coffees, light fare including vegan. 
The Ciderhouse will be fermenting on site by shipping cider by tanker and pumping into the fermenters. The centerpiece is the bar which is constructed from a single tree and boosts an 800 pound bar top. There is also a stage that will offer music in the future.

York County Cider are launching today from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 418 York Street in the Chestnut Complex. They plan to have five ciders available with names that are puns inspired by apple references in history and culture. Their ciders are:

dry - In the Begining
semi dry - Sweet William
hopped - An Apple a Day
ginger - Ginger Snap
blueberry - Like an Academic

York will be filling growlers initially, either their own or other ones if they are clean of course. They are open through the week end from Noon to 11:00 PM on Saturday and Noon to 6:00 PM on Sunday.
In the works they hope to have their bottles in the next couple weeks and will also have t shirts and a couple styles of glassware for sale. Lastly they are beginning the process to be listed at ANBL in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for checking the Report again this week. I am off for a couple of weeks, next report is April 8th.