Friday, November 17, 2017

Trailway Brewing debuts Velvet Fog Milkshake IPA

Photo from Trailway Brewing 
(Fredericton, NB) - Trailway Brewing debuted Velvet Fog today, their take on a milkshake IPA. This version was brewed with a ton of oats, a healthy dose of lactose, exclusively El Dorado hops to maximize juicy fruitiness, as well as peaches, apricots and pure vanilla. Trailway says "With intentionally low carbonation, mouthfeel is off the charts, insane creamy and thick. None of the ingredients are at the forefront but rather work together to create one massive killer balanced aroma of tropical fruit, peaches, bubble gum and vanilla". On sale now and is a super drinkable at 6.5% ABV.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Big Spruce Brewing produces 100% Nova Scotia Beer

(Nyanza, NS) - Big Spruce Brewing is producing its 100% Nova Scotia ingredient beer, One Hundred. This year partnering with Horton Ridge Grain & Malt Company to produce a one-off, canned batch of their beer that features their wild proprietary yeast that they cultivated from a pin cherry near the brewery, organic hops grown on their own farm at Big Spruce, and organic barley and rye grown in the Valley at Horton Ridge and also malted there.
photo from Big Spruce Brewing
One Hundred and will be hosting the launch of this new limited-release beer this week. On Thursday November 16 there will be an all day tap takeover at Westside Beer Wine Spirits in Halifax with a free tasting of One Hundred from 5 PM to 7 PM. On Saturday the 18th there is a tap takeover and official launch at Horton Ridge Grain & Malt Company from 3 PM to 6 PM with live music and Rustic Crust Food Truck at 4 PM. 
The special cans will land in nine select NSLC stores the week of November 20th. Look for the beer at Quinpool Road, Bayers Lake, Tantallon, Sydney River, Sydney Prince Street, Forest Hills, Bridgewater, New Minas and  The Port By The NSLC

Friday, November 10, 2017

Courage (For Gord Downie) Amber Wheat Ale Released

(Halifax & Shelburne, NS) - As announced last month, Boxing Rock Brewing and Garrison Brewing released Courage (For Gord Downie) Amber Wheat Ale today at both breweries. The 2000 bottle limited release beer will be in 650 ml bottles featuring a label art by graphic artist Erin McGuire of his Tragically Hip-inspired artwork ‘By the Numbers’ with $1 from each bottle will go directly to causes close to Gord, $0.50 to Brain Tumour research and $0.50 to Indigenous Peoples Reconciliation. 
Available now at the breweries and private liquor stores in HRM and in limited quantities at the NSLC on November 20th.