Friday, August 5, 2016

MBR August 5, 2016 - Nova Scotia Edition

Welcome to the Nova Scotia edition of the Maritime Beer Report for August 5th 2016. 

Ladies Beer League  says to bring your taste buds and get ready to give feedback because 2 Crows Brewing is set to open in downtown Halifax this fall, and LBL has been given an exclusive opportunity to share their lineup before they open and it is all in support of Feed Nova Scotia.
You'll get to meet the owners Mark, Kelly and Jeremy in an intimate setting, sample their three flagship beers and a few surprises Jeremy cooks up.
Tickets are available now at eventbrite and at the event there will be boxes to collect non-perishable food items as well.

Big Spruce Brewing has started its 2016 expansion of its new 5000 square foot facility. More beer soon. 

Big Spruce Brewing have teamed up with Boxing Rock Brewing to brew a call-to-action summer seasonal craft beer that begs the question, should I support my province and its' thriving craft beer industry, or should I let my money go to big international companies that care mainly about the bottom line, and less about the communities they supply to?
Shame on You IPA is described as a summer slurping aromatic super bomb that's packed with copious amounts of late addition hoppy greatness. 
They call it the un-premium beer and hope that this beer raises awareness for those that sell beer in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Craft Beer should be recognized so that beer buyers that want to keep their beer money here in the province, aren't fooled into thinking they have.
It released yesterday at both breweries and will debut in Halifax at the Boxing Rock table at Halifax Seaport Beerfest today and then at finer NS craft beer serving establishments this week end.

Garrison Brewing released Daniel's latest and craziest concoction, Peanut Butter Honey Ale. The ale is based off our Roggen Dunkel with real peanut butter and honey blended in. The 5.3% ABV beer is a micro-release and is on tap for sampling only for an extremely limited time.

Good Robot Brewing is having a tap takeover at The Seahorse Tavern Saturday August 20th with Dub Kartel and PINEO & LOEB. Beer deals and BBQ all night long. $10 cover doors open at 10:00 and show begins at 10:30.

Lazy Bear Brewing is making their Sissiboo Stout. It is finished with the medium roast Tobiatic Wild blend from Sissiboo Coffee Roasters. Look for the 5.5% ABV and 32 IBU beer soon.

The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub has created a new IPA. It's an off orange colour and dry hopped with Motueka and Centennial. Brewer Ryan Blaikie describes it as "Nice and citrusy with a dry finish".

Roof Hound Brewing had a soft opening on Wednesday evening and is now open daily from 11:00 AM until Midnight Daily (subject to change). The new brewery at 2580 Ridge Road in Hillgrove near Digby Nova Scotia has a tap room and 40 seat restaurant.
Owner Les Barr who was a contestant on the latest season of MasterChef Canada is bringing his take on craft beer and food to the area. A look at Roof Hound's Instagram page will show their food exceeds standard pub fare and is closer to edible art.

Saltbox Brewery was selling samples at the Mahone Bay Heritage Boat Yard Festival last week end and had a soft opening at the brewery and sold out on Saturday. The are now busy working on their full opening that will be around Labour Day week end. 

Unfiltered Brewing released Deity DIPA in honour of IPA Day 2016. Deity SMaSH DIPA uses two-row and Columbus hops and rolls in at 7.5% ABV and 100 IBUs. It is a sister beer to the hugely popular Double Orange Ale also produced by the brewery that uses Citra hops instead.
Unfiltered describes Deity as "Massively juicy and with a spicy, herbal nose". Growler fills and pints starting at noon today at the brewery.

Annapolis Cider Company has released their newest "Something Different", Sour Cherry. This cider is 7.3% ABV and $11 per refill. $0.50 from each refill will be donated to Camp Brigadoon. They will donate enough to cover the entire cost of sending a child to camp. Stop by soon and try the Sour Cherry before it's too late.

Thanks for all the support you have given me and as always enjoy responsibly.