Saturday, October 7, 2017

Picaroons Traditional Ales Releases a Trio of Beers

(Fredericton, NB) - Picaroons Traditional Ales released its latest iteration of Pivot Imperial IPA. This time they are showcasing a lot of Sorachi Ace from Moose Mountain Hops plus Warrior in the hop perc and then Azacca to dry-hop with. From Picaroons "This batch is notably more bitter than some other batches, as well as dry. There's little floral taste happening however the Azacca and Warrior are still dominating with a great citrus and tropical fruit facet on top of everything else. This batch also came out extra bright and clear. In a world where hazy (and delicious) New England style IPA's are on the rise, it's sort of nice to see such a hop forward ale be so crisp and clear". 

Gourd Browny is back with a slightly different recipe this time. This pumpkin spiced brown ale is now 5.6% ABV. and was brewed with modest amounts real cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. Medium bodied and low hopped, the brown is  approachable with the spices adding a great warmth. On tap at The Picaroons Roundhouse as well as The Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton and will start getting tapped everywhere else next week. 

Lastly Harvest Ale is back, made with Maritime grain and freshly harvested hops from different local hop farmers around the Maritimes. This year they are showcasing hops from two different New Brunswick based hop farms. They used the proprietary hop from Moose Mountain Hops, and paired them up with centennial hops from Bloomfield Hops. Picaroons added they are very proud in fact to say we were Bloomfield Hop Farms’ very first sale. This first batch, batch 462/463, is a bit lighter in colour than other years and Picaroons also increased the dry-hopping more to really let the hops stick out. Bottles and kegs started shipping in New Brunswick this week.