Friday, August 19, 2016

MBR Beer News for August 19, 2016 NB/PEI Edition

Here is all the beer news that matters for New Brunswick and PEI for August 19th 2016. 

You can now order cold brew coffee on tap at Upstreet Craft Brewing. They just installed a new nitro tap and have teamed up with Receiver Coffee to offer the new option. Upstreet's Block Party goes tomorrow from 12-8 at the brewery. There will be an inflatable rock climbing wall, virtual reality demos, super-sized beer garden great food, great beer, brewery tours, lawn games, pop-up barber shop, and community art project.

Bar Le Coude is having a launch of the first beer produced on the premises, from Acadie-Broue and brewmaster , Patrice Godin. It is on Thursday, September 8 from 5 PM to 7 PM to check out the new beers. 

Beckwith Road Brewing sold out their first offerings really fast. Look for Campfire Amber Ale will be available soon in the Moncton area. 

Another brewery has cropped in Fredericton. Bogtrotter Craft Brewery has all the licences to start selling right away. The brewery will start selling to tap accounts only much like Trail Way did and expand later on. Look for more details soon.

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault is giving their bottles of La Kedgwick pilsner a makeover for a limited time as part of Alcool NB Liquor's "Protect our rivers" program. A portion of sales of this special label will go to New Brunswick Atlantic salmon conservation groups. In stores next week.

First City Brewery just did a batch of strawberry rhubarb blonde that is 6 % ABV. They have a bunch of other beer on the go. 

Mama's Brew Pub has a new Blueberry Wheat at the brewpub now. It has 80 pounds of blueberries added in secondary ffermentation. A nice refreshing summer beer.

A special message from Picaroons "Folks, we need to tell you something. We've had some 'trouble in the brewhouse' and are now left with a very limited quantity of: THE TRAGICALLY HOP'd Pale Ale. This beer, in all seriousness, is our own little tribute to the greatness that is The Tragically Hip and their final show this Saturday August 20th that is bringing so many people in this country together. This beer will exclusively be at the Fully Completely In The Square beer garden + at The Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton, AND at the Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John, this Saturday August 20th. While Supplies Last. Let's all celebrate one of the greatest gifts this country has ever had - THE HIP! (The Beer deets: We've simply tRaGiCaLlY dry-hopped a 4.5% alc./vol. pale ale with silly amounts of Vic Secret, Galaxy, Summit, Sapphire, Topaz, and Warrior Hops.)"

Railcar Brewing have made six special kegs of beer to put on tap starting Friday for pints / growler fills until they are gone. It's no secret that the Tragically Hip is one of Mitch's favorite bands. Saturday they are streaming their last concert upstairs at A.C. Sharkey's Pub. Donations will be taken at the brewery Saturday all day for the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research and will be matched by Railcar. Here are the kegs that are Railcar's tribute to the Hip:
New Orleans Is Sinking Stout 7% ABV
Fifty Mission Cap IPA (50 IBU's) 5.5 % ABV
So Hard Done By IPA 6 % ABV
Three Pistols IPA (Dry hopped with 3 hops) 5.8% ABV
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car IPA 6.2 % ABV
Watermelon Wheat Kings 5% ABV

PEI Beer Festival is in two weeks on September 2nd and 3rd. It has grown quite a bit this year hosting over 100 beers from over 30 breweries. Tickets available now. 

That is it for this week, I am on vacation for a couple of weeks so look for new posts after Labour Day with the weekly reports starting again on September 9th. Enjoy the tail end of summer and make sure to enjoy responsibly.