Thursday, May 31, 2018

Upstreet Craft Brewing releases Latest in Neon Friday Series

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(Charlottetown, PE) - Upstreet Craft Brewing announces next up in Neon Friday Series is NEIPA with Simcoe. Neon Friday is a series of supercharged one-offs that are loud on the hops and push flavour and aroma to the limit. New England style IPA with the Simcoe hops gives a clean and smooth bitterness. Described by the brewer as "A complex and bright beer with notes of heavy citrus and a piney dankness - surprisingly easy drinking for its ABV. Pouring a hazy pale straw, NEIPA with Simcoe will make it beach weather, regardless of the temperature outside". The 7%ABV an 40IBU beer will be available in 4-packs of cans and on tap in the Upstreet Taproom and Craft Beer Corner starting Friday June 1st. 

Propeller Brewing Releases Stone Fruit Summer Ale

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Propeller Brewing 
(Halifax, NS) - Propeller Brewing releases a new beer for the summer of 2018. Propeller says "Bright and refreshing, Stone Fruit Summer Ale bursts with tropical and juicy stone fruit aromas and flavours of peach, apricot, and mango. This thirst-quenching brew offers a light golden colour and lively carbonation for a crisp finish. The 5% ABV ale is being released in 473 ml cans and will hit Propeller shops on June 1st and The NSLC shelves the week on June 4th. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

North Brewing Releases Champagne IPA

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(Halifax, NS) - How does North Brewing celebrate winning three Canadian Brewing Awards? By releasing a champagne IPA. Alloy Champagne IPA will be released this Friday June 1st in 473 ml cans at both North bottle shops. Alloy is made with Pilsner malt and Ariana hops (in the boil and dry hopped) and boasts an ABV of 6%, IBU of 23 and FG is 0. The IPA will also be available on tap at Battery Park and a few other select bars. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Brunswick Brewers Place in Eight Categories at Canadian Brewing Awards

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(Halifax, NS) - The 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards were held in Halifax on May 26th with four brewers taking home awards in eight categories. Grimross Brewing took home four awards, Foghorn Brewing grabbed two awards and Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault and Pump House Brewery taking one each.

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Grimross took Gold in European Style Amber to Dark Lager category for Apr├Ęs Lager, Silver in American-Style Black Ale category for Maritime Black IPA and bronze in Porter category for Pugnacious Porter and Maritime Cream Ale in the Cream Ale category. 

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du Petit-Sault
Rothesay brewer Foghorn Brewing nabbed two bronzes Golden Grover in the English Style Pale Ale category and one for Esty Special Bitter in the English Bitters – Best Bitter or ESB category. 

Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault achieved Gold for Col. John Baker Dubbel in the Belgian-Style Dubbel and Pump House Brewery took bronze in the Dry Stout category with its Muddy River Stout.
Full results for the 2018 winners available here.

Five Nova Scotia Brewers Win At The 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards

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(Halifax, NS) - The 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards were held in Halifax on May 26th with five Nova Scotia brewers taking home nine awards in eight categories. All the winners are in the new wave of brewers starting in the last five years. 

New comer 2 Crows Brewing have been amazing beer lovers in Halifax won a gold Bonanza! Foedre Aged Wheat Wine in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category and two silvers for Dynamo Rustic Saison in the French and Belgian Style Saison category and   Never Again Foedre Aged Brett Pale Ale with Peaches  in the American-style Brett Beer category. 

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Photo from Tatamagouche
North Brewing, who have won several CBAs peviously, added a silver in the Kellerbier/Zwickelbier category for its Little Beast, a silver in the  Belgian Style Abbey Ale/Pale Ale category for it perennial favourite Gus’ 65m Ale and a bronze for Oh My Darlin’-Clementine Brett Pale Ale in the American-style Brett Beer category. 

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River Farm & Brewery
The other winners was Tatamagouche Brewing's Giantess Barley Wine taking silver in Barley Wine-Style Ale – American-Style, Boxing Rock Brewing took a silver in North American Style Amber/Red Ale for Temptation Red Ale and Meander River Farm & Brewery won bronze for its Smoky Chipotle Porter in the Experimental Beer category. 

Full results for the 2018 winners available here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Full House - Nova Scotia Craft Beer Fest 2018

Did something new stepping in front of the camera for​. Watch for the full video with brewer interviews coming soon