Friday, January 6, 2017

MBR January 6, 2017 - Nova Scotia Edition

Welcome back to the Report for 2017, I hope you all had a great holiday season. 

Garrison Brewing are launching Dirty Ol’ Town Black IPA at their retail location today. The beer comes in a 6-pack of 341 ml bottles and will retail for $14.49. It will be available at the NSLC shortly as well as at ANBL later this month. The beer comes in at 6.5% ABV and 55 IBUs. 

Good Robot Brewing released Cystic Fibrewsis, a Strong American Bitter, their collaboration with Sickboy Podcast. Sickboy attempts to break down the stigma of sickness and disability via open conversation. $10 of each keg sold will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, whose efforts aid folks in dealing with this currently incurable disease. The ESB is 5.8% ABV and 30 IBUs. 

Annapolis Cider newest "Something Different" is Cranberry Clementine. It's a 6.3% ABV unfiltered sparkling cider that was blended by combining theirr characteristic dry-fermented cider base with fresh-pressed local cranberry and apple juices. The final blend was infused with clementine zest. The result is a deep blush hued cider with refreshing cranberry tartness augmented with aromatic notes of citrus. This time $0.50 from each refillable bottle will be donated to Acadia S.M.I.L.E.

Hell Bay Brewing is having a Burns Night. On January January 25th they as you to help them celebrate the life and works of Robbie Burns in their taproom. There will be beer, poetry, beer, Haggis, and don't forget the beer which I hear may be a Wee heavy. They are open 10 AM until 10 PM. 

Lazy Bear Brewing has a new beer called The People's Common. It is a hybrid ale/lager that is clear and crisp as a lager, but has a nice malty body like an ale. Look for it available soon.  

Lunn’s Mill Beer Company, an homage to the original name for Lawrencetown, is hoping to be open early this year at 515 Highway 201. The brewery is starting on a 150 litre system until the larger system arrives. Initially the beer will be in growlers that will be delivered and at Farm Markets, In the future look for a dining area as well as outdoor dining space. Full story here 

Roof Hound Brewing released a Session IPA recently. It is an easy drinking 4.7% ABV. In other news they are preparing to bottle in 2017, look for 650 ml bottles later on this year.

Trider's Craft Beer has opened their retail space at 46 Anson Avenue, Unit 3 in Amherst. The store will now be open throughout the week. Look for a new schedule coming soon with regular store hours.

Unfiltered Brewing is releasing Hyper-Galactic SMaSH IPL at noon today. Topaz hops make this rare Nash lager spicy, resinous, and full of tropical fruit flavour. It is 7.5% ABV. 

The Fourth Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration is next Thursday, January 12th. The event pairs 16 breweries with restaurants. There will be a lot of great beer but as is a tradition several beers will debut. Here is the list I have so far. 
- Big Spruce Brewing - Risky Biscuits - A Dark Mild, and the winning entry at the annual Home Brew Challenge. Brewer David Pepper will be pouring it. Big Spruce says "This smooth, lighter bodied, malt rich beer was fermented on Wyeast 1098 and hopped with our own organic Goldings and Fuggles hops. 4.5% ABV and 23 IBU."
- Big Spruce Brewing - Liquid James Brown - Described as a Milkshake IPA, brewed with organic Oat Groats and Lactose to produce a slightly sweet, remarkably smooth bodied beer. Hopped heavily and late with tropical Mosaic and El Dorado hops for a huge aroma and hop forward flavour.  
- Good Robot Brewing - Daughter of Sin (DIPA) - Brewed by Brathair Brewing on Good Robot's system.
- Tatamagouche Brewing - Mrs. Magouche American IPA - brewed his juicy, hoppy American IPA in collaboration with Ladies' Beer League. Hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe, and El Dorado hops and fermented with Escarpment Lab's Vermont Ale yeast - a stone fruit and citrus hop-accentuating yeast. 

More details here

Have a great week and whatever that may be please enjoy responsibly.