Saturday, January 20, 2018

Nine Locks Brewing releases One Foot On The Wagon Session IPA

(Dartmouth, NS) - Nine Locks Brewing released One Foot On The Wagon Session IPA that they say is brewed to go down easy, clocking in at 4.2% ABV and 40 IBU. All the hop flavour and aroma you need, with less alcohol, their session IPA is brewed to go down easy. Generous additions of Amarillo and Ahtanum hops, both in the whirlpool and dry hop, provide floral, grapefruit, and peachy notes without over the top bitterness. Light body and a refreshingly spritzy finish. 
It’s the first beer in their Signature Series where brewer Jake Saunders gets to be a little more creative and create some new styles outside their core brands and seasonals. These will be get-them-while-you-can releases, limited batches and will be available for growler fills and in cans. You can also expect to see very limited quantities at the private stores in Halifax and on tap for limited engagements at select bars & pubs in Dartmouth and Halifax. 

Garrison Brewing Remakes Wintervention Chocolate Imperial Stout

(Halifax, NS) - Garrison Brewing brought back one of last years favourite, Wintervention Chocolate Imperial Stout. Garrison describes it the beer as "delectable strong and dark ale is a real chocolate bomb. Rich bittersweet chocolate aromatics with dark dried fruits and vanilla underneath. Layers of chocolate fudge, malted milk balls and molasses flavors with a bittersweet chocolate finish."
Wintervention is imperial strength and conditioned a month on cocoa nibs. Coming in at 10.5% ABV and 60 IBU it is chock full of chocolatey goodness. Available now at the brewery and making it way to Newfoundland and New Brunswick next month. 

Boxing Rock Brewing Releases Bravo Single Hopped IPA

(Shelburne, NS) - Boxing Rock Brewing released Bravo Single Hopped IPA. This IPA is a study into the relatively unknown but versatile Bravo hop varietal. In order to showcase what bravo hops can do, Boxing Rock employed advanced hopping techniques during the boil, during the fermentation, and after the fermentation. This quadruple-dry-hopped IPA displays everything Bravo hops can do, from their clean bitterness, to their mild flavour and their floral, evergreen, and fruity aromas. Available at the retail store in 650mL bottles and 1L growlers.