Friday, June 9, 2017

MBR June 9, 2017 - Nova Scotia Edition

Looks like the week end is going to be great weather, at least here in Nova Scotia. Here is the beer news for June 9th. 

Good Robot Brewing is adding the final touches on Shocking Pink 2.0, the gose radler brewed as the signature beer for OUTeast Film Festival. This will be released on opening day of the festival, which is Thursday, June 15th. The Shocking Pink v 2.0 is a blend of Goseface Killah  with pink lemonade, ‘Queen of Tarts’ and ‘Fruity Oasis’ organic herbal teas from David’s Tea. A nice 5.2% ABV and 11 IBU.

Garrison Brewing has a lot of news this week. First off they are launching a new version of their Pucker Up this time as a kettle sour with the same pomegranate and hibiscus notes as before. It clocks in at 4.7% ABV and tastes, according to Daniel, like an “adult fun dip”. It is available at the brewery for samples and growler fills and will be available at select licensees very shortly. The beer has 0 IBU and because of this it can’t suffer from being lightstruck, making it the perfect patio beer.
They are also still looking for your excess rhubarb, they'll 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.
They are also busy gearing up for Backlot Bash which is happening next weekend, Saturday June 17th 2017. This year’s bash is featuring Port Cities, The Royal Volts, Garret Mason and The Sheepdogs. 
Finally on June 17th they will be welcoming the folks from Central City who will be in Halifax on their Across the Nation tour. They will be parking their Sprinter Van on the patio and will be pouring samples of Garrison's contribution to the collaborative pack, the “New” Scottish Ale beginning at 1 PM. 

2 Crows Brewing released a collaboration with 902 BrewcastIn Theory is a dry hopped sour tapping in at 5.1% ABV and 18 IBUs. 
They also released Angel Eyes yesterday, a super tropical brett pale ale. Fermented with a blend of 6 different brettanomyces strains, and dry hopped twice with Azacca, Galaxy, and Citra. It is a  6.5% ABV and 34 IBU limited release. 
They also got our patio license for 60 people and will be opening tomorrow. 

Chill Street Fresh Beer and Cider Market announced they will be opening on Wednesday, June 14th inside the Sobeys in Elmsdale. Watch social media for specials and features. 

Heritage Brewing will open its doors on Saturday, June 10th at 11 AM. They can't guarantee they will be a well oiled machine on the first day but are confident you will find one or of their four beers to suit your tastes. They will have samples, growlers and growler fills available as well as a selection of glassware and clothing. 

Big Spruce Brewing will be hosting five beer paired dinners on select Sundays this summer. They will be a five course Farm to Fork dinners with each course paired with a Big Spruce beer set up entirely on their new brew floor. Reservations can be made at the brewery or by calling.

Triders Craft Beer has bottled a new beer. It is a honey wheat ale and should be available at the brewery this week end. 

Annapolis Cider Company's newest Something Different is a Sangria Cider. This is a 7.0% ABV sparkling cider, crafted by combining cool-fermented dry cider made from diverse apple varieties with dry red wine from locally sourced Frontenac Red grapes.
This blend was then finished with fresh-pressed apple juice, as well as juices from oranges, lemons and limes. With aromatic notes of citrus and crisp apple and the characteristic hints of cherry, blackcurrant and plum from the wine, this lively and refreshing rosé-hued cider is the perfect patio sipper. $0.50 from each refill of Sangria Cider will be donated to L'Arche Homefires in Wolfville, who provide meaningful work opportunities for adults with special needs.
What do Rhubarb Ginger, Hopped Pear and Sour Cherry have all been released as part of their latest Creative Series. Each is available in 750ml bottles only at their Wolfville Cidery.

The Coast is presenting Summer Launch Food Truck Party on June 15th, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Museum of Natural History on Summer Street. There will be 20 food vendors including:

  • Asado Charcoal Hibachti
  • Bottleneck Coffee
  • Lemon Dogs
  • Jamaica Lee Style Cuisine
  • Taco Stiles
  • Ol’ School Donuts
  • Nomad Gourmet
  • Halifax Press
  • Miller’s Kettle Corn
  • Bud the Spud
  • Beavertails
  • Cheese Curds
  • Gecko Bus
  • Benny’s Ice-cream
  • Benny’s Burgers
  • Souper Duper Soup Club
  • Good Robot Brewing
  • Cove Kombucha
  • Smokinstein
  • Fresh Food Truck
  • Tea North

and six confirmed Craft Breweries and cideries including:

  • Garrison Brewing 
  • Nine Locks Brewing
  • Good Robot Brewing
  • Meander River Farm and Brewery
  • Chair Yard Cider
  • Spindrift Brewing

Have a great weekend and I will be back next Friday.