Friday, April 8, 2016

Maritime Beer Report - April 8, 2016

It is good to be back to bring you the April 8th edition of the Maritime Beer Report.

After many years Garrison Brewing has brought back its  Jalapeno Ale. It is 5% ABV and uses Habanero, Scotch Bonnet and Jamaican Hot Peppers. They say "This beer is great for lovers of all things hot & spicy, and a killer secret weapon in the kitchen and on the grill."
Garrison also has a new IPA called Hoppy Buoy. It is 6.5% ABV and 50 IBU. They say there are loads of great aromatic and bittering hops that deliver citrusy and tropical fruit aromas, ruby red grapefruit flavour and a balanced malt backbone.

North Brewing says their Summer Saison is back. They say to crack one of these, close your eyes and imagine the Sun beating down on you.

Propeller Brewing have a new one Hit Wonder available. Its an Oat Pale Ale called "Oat in a Boat". It will only be available in Growlers as with all our One Hit Wonders, it is a 5.5% ABV ale. Side note. When you buy a one hit wonder at their store you get a ballot for a voucher for a free one hit wonder fill. They do a draw at each store once the current One Hit runs dry.
Propeller are having another Cask Night on Friday April 29th from 6-9 PM. Food will be provided by Krave Burgers and its an unknown cask as of now.

Sea Level Brewing has a new beer out. The Dussel Port Altbier is now available. It is a 4.8% Alt beer and is a limited release.

Spindrift Brewing says in conjunction with their upcoming Knotty Buoy Bavarian-style Pils, their 7th Wave release this week is a Keller Pils: an unadulterated cellar conditioned Pilsner. Crisp, clean and naturally carbonated.

Unfiltered Brewing released Front Line Rocker DIPA. It is a hefty 8% ABV and 100+ IBU.

On May 6-15 we celebrate Nova Scotia’s second annual Craft Beer Week. The 10 days will be packed with many amazing craft beer related activities, which include the following signature events. More details about Craft Beer Week and its events can be found at

The Barrel-Aged Triskaidekaphobia launch is tomorrow at Stillwell. It was brewed by Big Spruce Brewing, Ladies Beer League and Boxing Rock Brewing in Shelburne on November 13th. You can drop by for a taste at Stillwell starting at Noon. There are tickets available that include a taste and a glass to support CKDU. The bottles will be available at the breweries and farmers markets for a very limited time.

Big Axe Brewery brewed a couple of batches of their Seasonal Maple Wheat Amber Ale. Look for it on tap very soon. 

Bore City Brewing has released Equilux American Pale Ale (5% ABV). They say it is bright and fruity on the nose and leaves a light, pleasant taste in your mouth.

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault has released a brand new honey rye ale called Buzz (6.1% ABV). This beer was brewed by women and a portion of proceeds will benefit a grant for women studying biotechnology at NBCC. A fine beer for a fine cause.
They also say after a long lagering process, their Doppelbock is finally ready. The Petit-Sault and Acadie-Broue collaboration is a hefty 7.5% ABV and is available now at the Brewtique. 

Hammond River Brewing released its newest beer, which will be a summer seasonal this year. It's an extremely easy drinking 5.1% ABV Blood Orange Hefeweizen. On tap now.

Picaroons Traditional Ales and Railcar Brewing Company and brewed up a funky new beer in support of the Ministers Island Barn Raiser. The beer, brewed with real Golden raisins, is a darker brew that rings in at 6% ABV. It is on tap at the Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton, The Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John, and at Railcar Brewing. 
They also say they are looking for HI-RES pictures of your awesome cat, that they can use for the new Melonhead label. Send your cat pictures to by April 22, 2016 (Must be under 20MB - .jpg/.pdf/.tif filetypes would be purrfect. please no .gif's)

Thanks for checking me out again this week and until next time enjoy responsibly.