Friday, December 9, 2016

MBR December 9, 2016 - Nova Scotia Edition

As we coast towards Christmas we are seeing some exciting new beers and some old favorites returning. 

Big Spruce Brewing is taking over the taps at Lion & Bright in Halifax on Sunday, December 11 from 9 PM until 12. They'll have some new beers as well as their favorites, so come out for an evening of early holiday cheer.

Boxing Rock Brewing ‏has released 2016's U-889 Russian Imperial stout. This always sells fast so secure your bottle as soon as you can. 

Breton Brewing also released their Storm Chaser Vanilla Stout for taproom pints and growler fills. 

A new brewery popped on my radar. Lunn's Mill Beer Company will be opening in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia in very early 2017. Look for details in January. 

Nine Locks Brewing released their Double Chocolate Stout on tap. Double Chocolate Stout is 6.1 ABV and 28 IBUs. Nine Locks says "This chocolate stout is smooth, dark and full-bodied. Chocolate dominates the palate with notes of coffee and roasted grain. Hopping with East Kent Goldings provides a balanced finish".

North Brewing released Midnight their Glenora Barrel-aged Strong Dark Belgian  for 2016 and Dartmouth Dark the Dark Lagered Ale infused with Cannon cold brew from Anchored Coffee. They are available in both the Halifax and Dartmouth bottle shops.
North also announced the launch of our new Artist Series labels for their six core beers. They worked with five local female artists to bring the new look. Starting on Sunday, they will highlight each label, and give a little background on the artists involved.
Lastly today North launches Saison de Pinot (6.4% ABV) made in collaboration with Benjamin Bridge using their pinot must

Roof Hound Brewing announced that they will be having a new twist for their next Supper Club coming up on Thursday, January 19th. The Lumberjack Supper Club will be an old-fashioned, plaid flannel shirt-wearing affair with a rustic, hearty 3-course menu, back woods stories and live music. Doors will open at 6:30 PM with the first course being served at 7 PM.

Tidehouse Brewing Company (TBC) officially launches this week end in Halifax with two events.
They'll be bringing their core four beer plus a special "one off" to Bar Stillwell on Friday December 9th at noon and the following day, December 10th, at noon as well to Good Robot Brewing's taproom.
TBC four core beer are:

Mild Thing - An English style dark mild.
The Copper - A dark amber beer with hints of smoke from an addition of beech smoked malt.
Golden Glacier - An American pale ale made only using the Glacier hop variety. Grains for this are Horton Ridge Pale and Munich malts.
Like A Motorcyc-ale - A black ale (TBC says  "think of a baby India Black Ale") with some dank, earthy hop character. The name is an homage to their friends in the local punk rock foursome Like A Motorcycle.
For the Stillwell event they will also be pouring an India Saison that they say is "a well hopped Saison" and for the Good Robot event they will be bringing a spruced up amber they have dubbed Sprucey The Wonder Beer.
As far as their retail space it is still awaiting a final inspection with hopes of opening with a couple of weeks.

Bulwark Cider is releasing a Rum Cider (8.8% ABV) for the festive season. Their newest seasonal brings our traditional apple cider and barrel-aged dark rum together in harmonious fashion to deliver a smooth and distinct rum taste. Hints of spice and subtle caramel overtones gently complement the cider's apple blossom aroma to create a full-bodied, golden-hued resplendent cider. It's the perfect drink to add a little warmth to a cold, winter day. Should be hitting NSLC shelves within the next week.

Have a great week end everyone and see you next week.