Thursday, April 20, 2017

Picaroons launches Dooryard Ale for 2017

(Fredericton, NB) - Picaroons is launching this years Dooryard Summer Wheat Ale on Saturday April 22, Earth Day, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. The beer is sporting a new label this year and launch will be in Picaroons' new events space at the brewery on Union Street.
They’ll have some local snacks provided by Locavore Foods, they’ll have some washer toss, Urban Teaching Farm Project ,The Ville Cooperatives Community Gardening Initiatives as well as spinning records, Picaroons will also have Dooryard available to sample and/or purchase for $5 for a 16 oz pint.
The new label was illustrated by Lise Hansen from Bonfire Stories, the image is inspired by an actual photo they found at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (*Credit line: George Taylor fond P5-479). Simply entitled “Musicians on a raft, playing banjos on the river above Fredericton”, the photo was almost definitely taken in the 1890s. 
The beer will continue to be made with organic malts and hops but will no longer be certified as being organic due to rising costs and requirements to be certified.