Friday, April 15, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - April 15, 2016

Welcome to the April 15th edition of the Maritime Beer Report.

Upstreet Craft Brewing teamed up with Just Passing Through to release a special collaboration beer they're calling Top Stamp. Upstreet says it "is an easy drinking honey brown lager with a sweet beginning, a dry finish and a clean aftertaste. Just like drizzling honey over lightly browned toast. Brewed using Maritime Malt and NB Golding hops, this 5%, 15 IBU's beer is sure to quench the thirst of any beer lover." 
Top Stamp will be released at the brewery on April 21st in growlers and bottles. 

Breton Brewing and Upstreet Craft Brewing created a special beer for the ECMAs this week end in Sydney. Island Jams: Vol 1 is a Belgian Blonde Ale and is 5.3% ABV and 35 IBUs and is available now. 

Downeast Beer Factory along with Downeast Tap & Grill will be opening soon as Dartmouth's newest Craft Brewery and Restaurant at 612 Windmill Road. The grill is due to open around the end of the month and the beer from the brewery will be available in May. 

Lazy Bear Brewing released some detals on one of its beers. Gut View Amber Ale is an English style beer rich with malt overtones and subtle with aromas from Canadian-grown English hops. It will be a year round and is 4.9% ABV and 32 IBUs.

North Brewing released its Golden Stout this week. Made with cocoa nibs from Rousseau Chocolatier and cold brew from Java Blend Coffee Roasters. It has the chocolate and roasted character without the colour imparted by dark roasted malts. It is 6.7% ABV. 

Propeller Brewing has brought back its seasonal Hefeweizen. It is a naturally cloudy wheat beer with a yeasty aroma and flavours of banana and clove. The seasonal is made with special Weizen yeast, German Noble hops and equal amounts of barley and wheat malts and finished with higher than normal carbonation. It weighs in at 5.3% ABV. 

Big Tide Brewing is releasing Tool Shed Root Porter. The robust porter brewed with 2row, Caramunich and chocolate wheat malt. Bittered lightly with Southan Farms hop hash and fresh white birch bark added to the kettle. Finally adding Sassafras, sarsaparilla, vanilla beans and sweet gale. It's looking like 6.3% ABV. Will be available at SJ beerfest and then on tap at the pub on April 16th. 

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault says that after a long lagering process, their doppelbock is finally ready. Le Renous Doppelbock is collaboration between Petit-Sault and Acadie-Broue that is 7.5% ABV. Petit-Sault says "It's warmth and strong malt profile are perfect for this undecided Spring weather." Now available at the Brewtique, Le Coude on the  l'université de Moncton campus and at the ANBL Growler fill stations this week end.

Hammond River Brewing says with the new season of Game Of Thrones right around the corner, it was only appropriate to bring back the White Walker White Stout. Look for it wherever Hammond River is served. 

I am off to the woods this week end for a camping trip, whatever you decide to do please enjoy responsibly.