Saturday, October 15, 2016

MBR October 14, 2016 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition

Here is the October 14th edition of the Maritime Beer Report for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Beckwith Road Brewing has introduced their 4th offering. It is the Upland American Brown Ale. The name is inspired by their family's love for adventures afield. Fall is always a special time on Beckwith Road. It weighs in at 6.1% ABV and 39 IBUs.

Graystone Brewing announced their first community brew titled United Hops, in support of United Way of Central New Brunswick. United Hops will be Graystone Brewing’s 4th brew being brought to life with the help of everyday beer lovers and hop growers. One Sunday afternoon a handful of helpful folks donated a portion of their NB grown hops to help create this Harvest IPA. Hops include Summit, Perle, El Dorado, Cascade, Idaho 7, and a small amount of mystery donations. This beer is earthy with notes of grapefruit, and pine with an ABV of 6% and IBU of 82.

Hammond River Brewing created a brand new Double IPA. It's a continuously hopped DIPA using all Simcoe hops with the final product hitting 9.2% ABV and 102 IBU. Earlier this week an Excavator went through the floor of Covered Bridge by HRBC (it's the bridge in the logo) so Shane named it "The Excavator". 

In celebration of the new and improved Canterbury Street in Uptown Saint John and all of the work the city, the contractors, and every labourer accomplished Picaroons Traditional Ales brewed the One For The Road Black IPA at the Picaroons General Store. Ringing in at 5.6% ABV this small batch Black IPA goes down easy and was brewed with an American Ale yeast. Chinook, Galaxy, and Cascade hops giving it a complex and aromatic hop punch, while being blanketed by a delicious dark roasted grain bill. There's only a limited amount available and it is on tap now excusively at the Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John. 

Tide and Boar Brewery tapped their next version of Sour Otis. This beer is brewed with Field Grapes (these grapes were picked from Otis's field and he does not know the variety) and Lemon Zest. They also have one keg of JEENYUS IPA left and a double IPA made with 100% Topaz that was kegged. Next Week they will have another Sour Otis ready. This one has local plums from Memramcook, and our Amarillo Citra and Summit Pale Ale.

During this week end Red Rover Craft Cider is hosting an event based on the art of scrumping. While traditionally, scrumping would involve “borrowing” apples from local orchards or other properties, their event comprises of using apples from your own personal trees. They will be creating a special edition cider in honour of the Fredericton Region Museum with the profits going to this great organisation.
You bring them 2 bushels of apples, and they’ll give you a 750 ml bottle of cider created from all the scrumped apples. If you want to donate the bottle, We'll sell it and donate the profits for you. 
Red Rover hopes to put these apples to good use, so they need a certain level of quality. Any apples you pick from your property must be from the trees, as opposed to the ground. Bruised, beaten, or otherwise unusable apples can’t be accepted, since they can’t be used. In addition, they are limiting this trade-event to a maximum of 8 bushels per person. All bushels can be dropped off at 880 Hanwell Rd. Unit 305.

Have a great week and I will be back next time.