Saturday, August 13, 2016

MBR August 12, 2016 - New Brunswick/PEI Edition

Here is the Agust 12th edition of the beer report for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Beckwith Road Brewing has finally got its beer in to the wild. Aunt Martha Blonde Ale and Boston George Pale Ale are on tap at the Tide and Boar Gastropub in Moncton. They hope you can try it and tell you what they think.

Bore City Brewing has a new beer to help celebrate the Acadian Festival this week. Fricot - Belgian pale ale was brewed with potatoes and savoury herbs. (For those not acquainted with Fricot it is a chicken stew with dumplings. vegetables and herbs) Look for at Laundromat Expresso Bar this week end until it is gone. The beer is 7.1% ABV, 39 IBUs and 0 % chicken.

After many months of waiting Steve Russell formally announced that Foghorn Brewing will open this fall. The brewery currently under construction at 47 Clark Road will house a 7 BBL brewhouse. Andrew Estabrooks, formerly of Picaroons and currently on contract at Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, has taken an ownership position and will be the head brewer for the start-up. Look for a full report as Foghorn gets closer to opening. 

Johnny Jacks Brewery are are adding bottles as an option in the near future. They are beginning bottling by hand with a forced carbonation but are looking forward to very soon having some special edition bottle conditioned Johnny Jacks beer.
The bottles will end up at the ANBL stores in Oromocto, Fredericton and Saint John. First beer to hit the bottles is their flagship Trench Fighter IPA. 
Other news at Johnny Jacks is they are ordering two 1.5 BBL fermentors to increase capacity. They also say "Right now we have no upcoming plans for Growler fills, but hopefully in the future." 

Fredericton Poutine Festival Fall 2016 has put its tickets on sale for the November 12th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fredericton There are three sessions with one being family friendly and the other 19+ events. 
The events include all you can sample 15 different poutine with the second two sessions having one of the following ticket options:
Regular: 4 - 4oz Beer/Cider/Mead samples plus a tasting glass (or 4 non Alcoholic beverages)
Beer Experience: 12 - 4oz Beer/Cider/Mead samples plus a tasting glass

Moncton Beer League still have tickets for the next Urban Beer Hike on Saturday, August 20th. Walk to five beer bars in downtown Moncton where you will sample craft beer and food along the way. Buy tickets now.

Have a great week end and enjoy responsibly.