Friday, December 16, 2016

MBR December 16, 2016 - Nova Scotia Edition

Welcome to the December 16th edition of the Maritime Beer Report. 

Big Spruce Brewing has a new beer called One Hundred. It is the first ever beer made with 100% organic Nova Scotia grown ingredients with organic barley from Taproot Farms, organic rye from Stewart's Organics (both malted at Horton Ridge Malt), organic goldings and willamette hops from Breton Fields (their farm at the brewery) and their own proprietary yeast harvested from the surface of a wild Eastern Canadian Pin Cherry that grew on their farm. Distinctly Belgian, dry and crisp, with spicy notes from the rye malt, this beer weighs in at 4.9% ABV and 24 IBUs. 

Boxing Rock Brewing are releasing their U-889 Russian Imperial Stout infused with coffee and vanilla starting this week end at the private stores in Halifax and a very limited release at the NSLC Port of Wines store. You can also get it this Saturday at their stall at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, and of course, at the retail store in Shelburne.
Also their collaboration with Big Spruce Brewing was put into a special one-off collectible bottle for a very limited edition release for the holidays. Shame on You IPA is an awesome IPA with lots of great malt and super aromatic hops and is available at private stores and Seaport Market and Alderney Market this Saturday.

FirkinStein Brewing has a new beer this week end similar to their pale ale with a pleasant late bitter finish called "Beet This" Ale. It was made with many beets giving it a great reddish colour and unique flavour. 

Garrison Brewing launched a new one-off beer yesterday "Miley Citrus” Double IPA. The beer used Maritime Pale Ale malt and Wheat malt, Citra, Simcoe, and Topaz hops and comes in at 7.6% ABV and 66 IBUs. Described as a citrus-forward brew that is a strong but very approachable double IPA brewed with copious amounts of hops and malt. The beer boasts fresh peeled orange, tangerine and sweet orange marmalade aromas and flavours with a delicious grapefruit pith finish.  
Released only for draft down at the brewery for the time being and will be going out to some licensees shortly as well.

Good Robot Brewing released Dave & Morley Coffee Brown Ale that is a tribute to Stuart McLean & The Vinyl Cafe. The 6.3% ABV ale features Bottleneck Coffee cold-brewed Rwanda Gisuma sourced from Java Blend Coffee Roasters

Granite Brewery will have their Darkside Black IPA out in about two weeks and coincidentally Star Wars Rogue One opens today. 

Schoolhouse Brewing invite everyone to celebrate the last few days before Christmas. On December 22nd and 23rd, they'll be open from noon to eight with flights, growlers, beer swag, music and food truck(s). Details to follow about beer list & food truck(s).

Sea Level Brewing have their seasonal High Street Wee Heavy Scotch Ale out now. Available now in 1L growlers at the brewery and on tap at The Port Pub and Bistro. Cans will be released today and sent to Halifax for the week end.

Tatamagouche Brewing released a new beer in their Giant Beer Series last week end. Tatamagouche says .50 cents from each bottle of Adopter Doppelbock will be donated to Home To Stay Dog Rescue. The 7.6% ABV beer is on sale at the brewery now. 

After a successful launch last week end Tidehouse Brewing's retail space is opening Saturday at 1 PM at 2-5187 Salter Street in Halifax.

Have a great week end and here's to hoping you finish up your shopping.