Friday, December 16, 2016

MBR December 16, 2016 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition

Welcome to a very chilly Maritime beer report for December 16th. 

Upstreet Craft Brewing released Into The Weeds a Seaweed Blonde Ale today. Into The Weeds is a seaweed blonde ale made with sea lettuce and dulse on a maritime 2-row base with some light crystal malt. A unique blend of sweet, salty, and umami (pleasant savory taste), this beer is sure to get you thinking. The 4% ABV 20 IBU beer is a new creation from Upstreet Beer Ambassador Jesse H.

Big Axe Brewery is releasing their annual Shakespeare Chocolate Mint Stout and will be available tomorrow from noon to 6 PM just in time for Christmas. Please note that Big Axe will be on hiatus until January 14th after tomorrow. 

Big Tide Brewing has both of their winter specialty brews are on tap. Santa's Chocolate Porter (5.4% ABV) and Crazberry Cream Ale (5.6% ABV) are available in house, and will soon be available in Fredericton at Grimross, Red Rover, and the James Joyce Pub. The Moncton ANBL location will also be receiving a shipment of Crazberry this weekend. 

Bogtrotter has kegged and released Snowy Spruce IPA. They say it's a Little Christmas spirit in every sip. This American IPA is 6.2% ABV and 82 IBUs.

Hammond River Brewing brewed a brand new Russian Imperial Stout called Quicksand Jesus. A portion of this beer will be aged in an oak barrel and should be around 10.2% ABV. 

Mama's Brew Pub has put N.B. White Out on tap. They describe it as a citrusy, palate cleansing wheat beer that is a great break from shovelling and comes in at 4.5% ABV.

Maybee Brewing made a big beer for their 50th brew, a Quadrupel. It is the biggest beer they've ever done with 470kg of grain. This Belgian Dark Strong ale will ring in around 11.5% ABV. Watch here for release date. 

Picaroons Traditional Ales is now licensed to sell growlers and beer to go at both The Picaroons Roundhouse and at The 5 Kings Restaurant & Picaroons Brewhouse. 
They also started their traditional 12 beers of Christmas this week where a new limited release beer is out each day for growler fills. Check out their social media for details. 

Stay warm and have a great seven days.