Friday, March 17, 2017

MBR March 17, 2017 - Nova Scotia Edition

Happy Saint Paddy's day, here is the report for this week in Nova Scotia. 
Good Robot Brewing now has Red Moon Landing on tap. The beer was brewed by their Femme Staff. The beer was to be released last week for FemmeBot: Taproom Takeover event, but it wasn't quite ready. This fruity, strong, tropical beer is an homage to Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan—mathematicians responsible for critical calculations in launching NASA space missions.
Today marks the return of  Dave & Morley Coffee Brown. This version features Rwanda Kanzu coffee rather than Rwanda Gisuma for a chocolatey, woody, and bourbon-y character.
They also sent a little teaser. They've installed Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels to which the Tom Waits for No One (American Stout) and Mississippi Goddam (American barleywine) will be transferred. Watch here for details. 

Boxing Rock Brewing and rogue brewer Karen Allen and she came up with a terrific idea for a stout using a "secret" recipe.My Mate, Secret Recipe Stout is "a beautiful dry Stout that hits all the right notes: big, dark, roasty, malty, with just the right type of bitterness to balance out the big malt character, and then there's that je-ne-sais-quois character that makes it so mouth-fillingly chewy and big." This is all wrapped up in a beer with just 5.5% ABV.
Lastly the six finalists for the Black Box Challenge 2017 were picked. Final judging is at on Sunday afternoon at Stillwell. 

Roof Hound Brewing has an Irish Cream version of their Handsome Devil Coffee Milk Porter. Only one keg exists so get in and try it out. This one is jazzed up with almonds, vanilla bean and Irish whisky and is 7% ABV.

Schoolhouse Brewery had a successful first brew day at their new brewery. The Windsor location takes one more step toward opening. 

Spindrift Brewing has released Killick Session Lager in cans, that I mentioned last week, at the brewery. Look for them at NSLC soon. 

Tatamagouche Brewing is doing a tap take over tomorrow at La Torta Pizzeria in Wolfville on March 18th, starting at 2 PM. Twelve different taps, door prizes, live music and no cover charge.

Bulwark Ciders released The People’s Cider Project over the week end. As you may recall Bulwark encouraged folks from around the province to donate apples from their property toward a new Bulwark cider. The apples were pressed and fermented resulting in a rustic cider expressing true terroir, apple blossom aromas, pear, clover honey with a crisp, dry finish. This year’s People’s Cider is 7.8% ABV and will be available at private retailers and the NSLC's Port of Wines location.

Have a great week and what ever you do be safe and kind.