Monday, June 5, 2017

MBR June 2, 2017 - New Brunswick/PEI Edition

Welcome to the first report of June and lets hope summer will show up soon.

The 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards were handed out last week end at the end of the 15th annual conference. the awards had 55 categories for beer with an additional 6 for ciders. Local brewers were successful in bringing home a lot of awards including many gold. Get the local results here.
They also announced next year's conference is in Halifax Nova Scotia. 

Upstreet Craft Brewing was bottling their De Novo II Brett Farmhouse Saison this week, look for this one coming out on June 26. Also they said a yet-to-be-named Belgian Pale Ale Summer seasonal with Mosaic, Cashmere and Azacca hops will be unveiled soon.

Flying Boats Brewing kegged the first batch of their summer series beers this week. Session IPA - Galaxy edition beer packs a big flavor profile and a citrusy aroma of Australian Galaxy hops with its juicy passion fruit character, but light on alcohol at 4.7% ABV. Some kegs are destined for one of the Growler stations in Moncton and a few kegs going to James Joyce in Fredericton.

Picaroons Traditional Ales invites everyone to come party with them as they celebrate the Red Racer Brew Across The Nation Collaboration Mix Pack on June 16. Central City Brewers + Distillers are touring the country to celebrate with every brewery they collaborated with on their mix pack. Picaroons will have a full batch of their collab beer, the Restored Hop(e) ESB, on tap. NB Liquor set up on site and selling the mix-packs. FREE ADMISSION. Doors will open (and the beer will be flowing) at 5pm. Food will be available by 6pm. Music will start by 8pm.
Melonhead is back today and available on tap and in bottles at the The Picaroons Roundhouse and The Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton. AND it's now on it's way to The General Store in Uptown Saint John, The 5 Kings Restaurant & Picaroons Brewhouse in St. Stephen, and to NB Liquor locations throughout New Brunswick.

Shiretown Beer released its Hops on for Nowhere IPA. Look for it at the brewery and in its ANBL stores in the coming weeks. This IPA weighs in at 6.5% ABV.

Tide and Boar will have growler fills this Saturday June 3rd featuring three beers. The new Chaga Pale Ale - this beer is a special Collaboration with the Moncton Beer League, and features locally foraged Chaga, with Pacifica Hops. They also will have Robot Food IPA and Killington IPA.

Red Rover Craft Cider released a very limited batch of "Wyld" Cider. It is a wild fermented dry cider coming in at 7% - This cider is a cider for fans of farmhouse funk or sours. They will only be selling this cider at their Ciderhouse for pints in house or flagons to go.

On June 3rd there will will be Beer Day at The Station from 11am-3pm. Product launches, beer cocktails, food pairings, and much more from breweries from all over Atlantic Canada and beyond! Don’t forget to enter your name to win one of their amazing door prizes!

See you next Friday, have a great