Saturday, March 18, 2017

MBR March 17, 2017 - New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Edition

Happy Saint Patrick's Day, hope you are all having a great day. Here is the last report of winter. 

PEI Brewing announced their new beer Patience, a limited edition Dry-Hopped Brett Saison, Launch and Tap Takeover at HopYard on March 25 from 4 PM until Midnight. In addition to the tap takeover there will be live entertainment and a few special dishes from HopYard's Chef Jane Crawford and MHG's Chef Adam Loo

Music Lineup
-Bridgette Blanchard 
-Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling
-Brett Gallant

Patience was brewed in late September to allow for long term aging on brettanomyes, to give enough time for the strain to develop its complex flavour and aroma. In addition, this beer is dryhopped with Mosaic and Citra at a rate of 2g/L to add additional complexity and fruitiness.

Upstreet Craft Brewing is having its Go Devil Release Party on March 30th. Go Devil is an American IPA with a tempting hoppy flavour and a fun fresh finish. 
The event lineup 
5-8pm - Music by Dave Woodside and Josh Carter
Come listen to the tunes of a couple of Joey's favourite local acts
8-9pm - Improv Comedy by Popalopalots
The Island's longest running Improv troupe will perform. Don't be surprised if they call on one or two people from the audience.
9-9:30pm - Speed Friending 
Get to know a few new faces in quick two-minute rounds of Speed Friending! We'll provide some conversation topics.
9:30-11pm - Karaoke

Big Axe Brewery announced Big Axe Craft Beer Festival coming July 15th. The tickets to the beer event are on sale now and feature 20+ of East Coast finest producers of craft alcohol with special brewery and cidery guests from Nova Scotia, PEI and Maine.
Thay are also released their Maple Bourbon Porter, The 5.4% ABV beer is made with local maple syrup from Dumfries Maples.

Distillerie Fils du Roy are launching a new beer on March 25. The new Brown Ale called Capt. Craig will be officially unveiled at the SoirĂ©e noir et blanc Richelieu in Bathurst. 
The back story from the brewery is "In the past, large vessels arrived from distant and unknown ports and entered the Bay of Chaleur to the most remote villages. When these vessels approached the coast, they brought their sails and picked a flag which meant that they needed an experienced pilot to help approaching the coast. At that time, there was no lights, no buoys, no aid to navigation and most importantly, no dock. Once the ship is firmly anchored in a safe place, they went in search of furs.
These Marauders liked the Aboriginal villages, because they knew that the inhabitants were vulnerable, easy to operate. Aboriginal people exchanged their valuable pelts against novelties and items without value. Among these pirates, the infamous captain Craig was certainly the best known. Legend has it that captain Craig entered at the beginning of the 19th century the waters of Chaleur Bay, he would have gone too far one day and would have kidnapped two young Aboriginal girl in nebulous drawings.
Released from their attackers, they returned to the shore but cast a spell to the ship which strayed from sides. Captain Craig and his crew perished struck by a suddenly dismantled sea. And since this tragedy, when the weather is similar to that of that fateful day, the boat of Captain Craig can be seen in the form of boat fire nicknamed the ship Phantom Ship!"

Flying Boats Brewing hosted Craig Pinhey to brew a hybrid Amber Ale with a Special (B) Belgian malt (raisin-like flavour characteristics) and NB grown Cascade hops to balance the raisin sweetness. They will launch at Saint John Beerfest on April 8th. and a few select pubs. Stay tuned.

Foghorn Brewing released Xylem Maple Rye Ale (5.7 ABV). It is what they came up with their friends at Briggs Maples.

Grimross Brewing released Dumfries Maples Brown Ale It has a slight roasty and sweet maple finish (5.5 ABV). They also released their new Scratch #3: Wakatu Dry Hopped Saison. This one is hopped with New Zealand Wakatu hops and Citra. This beer has a lot of citrus taste and checks in at 5.6%. Get them now at the brewery.

Picaroons Traditional Ales released just in time for St. Patrick's Day, introducing, The Leprechaunundrum. This new 1-off beer is a dark and bitter 6.5% ABV ale. Dry and full bodied, yet fruity due the generous amounts of Galaxy hops and of course our good ol' Ringwood yeast. It is now on tap at The Picaroons Roundhouse, The Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton, Picaroons General Store in Uptown Saint John, and The 5 Kings Restaurant & Picaroons Brewhouse. It may be on tap at some other locations around the maritimes in the coming days. While supplies last. 

Tide and Boar Brewing collaborated with Trites Maples to brew a special beer using their local maple syrup. Herbie Married a Trites Double Maple Stout is a sweet stout has an intense roasted flavor with rich maple syrup. Available now while supplies last- with another batch being released next week.

A lot of great things going on, have a great week.