Friday, May 26, 2017

MBR May 26, 2017 - Nova Scotia Edition

Hope everyone had a great week. Here is the beer news from this week for Nova Scotia. 

Good Robot Brewing actually didn't get Dr. RUDI (first of the SMaSH series) out last week as reported. It' also named How Wude. The entire SMaSH series will be named after bizarre misfit comedians who made it big in the public's eye. How Wude is a reference to Bob Saget; it was his character's daughter's  tagline phrase on Full House, and also references his out-there, krass demeanor as a standup comedian, despite the fact that was on a very clean-cut TV show.
Their Dave & Morley Coffee Brown version 3 will be out in the next week. This time around it is made with Burundi Kayanza Gacokwe coffee (beans from Java Blend and cold-brewed by Low Point Coffee Co.). The coffee itself has notes of caramel, candy apple, peach and dark cocoa and is 5.25% ABV.

Breton Brewing released a couple of teasers this week on Instagram. They say to look for a new seasonal beer and a Beergarden coming soon.

Brightwood Brewery has Halifornia Commons California Common available. See them at the Alderney market to grab this 6% ABV beer. 

Firkinstein Brewing has a new IPA in their bright tanks. Tempus Fugit has Cascade, Citra, Pearl, Saaz and mosaic hops and is a hefty 8% ABV.

Garrison Brewing wants your extra rhubarb. They say will give you a free taster plus an in-store credit of $1 per pound for fresh, usable rhubarb (leaves removed), limit of 10 lbs per person. Last year they brewed It’s Rhubarb Saison! with the community sourced rhubarb.  

Hell Bay Brewing has a new Bourbon Barrel Brown. It weighs in 9.5% ABV with lots of bourbon and oak flavour and is currently only on tap at the brewery. 

Heritage Brewing received their licence to brew this week. Look for news on the first of many brews coming soon. 

Rare Bird Craft Beer has released a new IPA. The dry-hopped IPA has a big hit of New World hops on the nose. The taste is juicy with lots of upfront citrus and peach notes with light caramel notes. Rare Bird says "The finish is clean and dry, a refreshing and immensely drinkable East Coast take on the classic beer style". The 5.5% ABV and 60 IBU beer is out now at the brewery and select locations. 

Salty Dog Brewing are opening tomorrow in Truro. They will have Blueberry Wheat, IPA, Pale Ale, and Amber ale available for sampling. Drop by any time after 2 PM for growler fill-ups, apparel, glassware, and taster flights. They'll also be pouring pints street-side at the Block Party that evening as well. 

Boxing Rock Brewing released Grafted sour ale. The beer is infused with sweet orange peel and is the overall winner of Boxing Rock's 2017 Black Box Challenge, It was brewed with Black Box challenge winner Brian Harvey and is 5.5% ABV and 20 IBU. 

Chain Yard Cider and Unchained Kitchen are now open serving cider and food on Agricola. They also have cans and growlers to go.  

Propeller Brewing is the first brewery in the history of the East Coast Music Association to win one of the annual awards (in a Facebook auction).
Earlier this month, the band Like A Motorcycle declared that they would be “Pawning” their 2017 Rising Star Award and donating all proceeds to Phoenix Youth Services — an amazing Halifax-based non-profit that serves at-risk youth. In making their plea to “help a bunch of dirty punks turn this fancy metal into something that supports the future punk bands, artists, and creatives in Halifax” the band caught the attention of Propeller’s founder, John Allen.

Have a great week end, I will be at the Yarmouth Craft Beer Festival on Saturday and back here next week.