Hello Maritime Craft Beer fans, lots of great news this week ending October 16th.
First off in PEI there was a new brewery announced. Moth Lane Brewing is opening a 7-barrel brewing facility shore front located along the Conway Narrows in West Prince. To be more precise off of Route 174 Murray Road on a road nicknamed for the brewers father (Moth Lane) or Mickie Allen Shore Road. The building is currently being renovated with the brewing equipment landing around March. Hopefully we'll be enjoying new beer by next summer.
PEI Brewing has announced an exciting new initiative. They will be brewing one-offs every two weeks and select taps will receive kegs. This I believe is as exciting for the fans of the brewery as it is for the brewers getting to try out some new recipes. Look for the biweekly offerings in Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax and of course the brewery. There will likely be other locations and I will try to keep you up to date as I get more information.
Upstreet Craft Brewing says from now until Oct. 31st, bring in a non-perishable food item and get a staff-priced beer. Get way to help out and get a break on beers.
Acadie-Broue is being evicted from the current location. Fear not it sounds like he is landing on his feet in a great new location. I will update you when the details are final. He also been experimenting with barrel-aged sours and I got to try one of his blends last week end and it was delicious.
Big Axe Brewery has released its The Wrath of Putin DIPA again weighing in at 100 IBU and a 7.5% ABV.
I was talking to Bore City Brewing in Moncton and they are progressing through the process to get listed with the ANBL, expect beer to be flowing early 2016.
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault has released an new beer and of course a bit of history. In the early 1800s, Simonet Hébert was one of the most important land owners in Petit-Sault (Edmundston's previous name). Simonet also operated a saw mill, a grain mill and a hostel. Strong willed and firmly entrenched on his land, he stood up to American commissioners who, even before the borders were settled, claimed that his lands were on american territory. The indomitable Simonet is, for Petit-Sault, the perfect emblem for Madawaska entrepreneurs: determined, convinced and bad-ass.The new 7% ABV Simonet Hébert Belgian Dubbel is now at the Brewtique.
Flying Boats Brewing is already expanding to a 2 BBL brew system at his space in Shediac. New system should be brewing next week.
Picaroons Traditional Ales is introducing MAGNUM PEI: An amber ale made with a very generous amount of fresh magnum hops from My Father's Farm on PEI. It is now on tap at the Brewtique in Downtown Fredericton and will also be on tap at some select locations throughout the Maritimes. This is a very limited 5.5 % ABV beer.
Ginger Design has teamed up with Picaroons Traditional Ales to craft a delicious Ginger Ale. For each growler of their #community brew sold at the Brewtique on Queen Street, Picaroons & Ginger Design will each donate $1 to the Community Foundation.
There is a Harvest Ale reception & three course dinner with beer pairings at Lion and Bright. The night will start with a Harvest Ale reception with Picaroons' Tony Goss hosting to celebrate the return of Picaroons long-awaited Harvest Ale - made entirely with Maritime-grown hops. He'll be joining for dinner and will tell the stories of all the beers as you eat. It $50 plus tax and gratuity and there is only 45 tickets available.
Railcar Brewing is launching a Trout Pout Pale Ale by guest brewer Al Bannister. He will soon be launching River Valley Micro, New Brunswick's newest nano brewery. They will also be launching their new Shogomoc Stout this week as well.
Trail Way Brewing has been busily making 15 000 litres of beer over the last 10 months and have been very happy with the public's response to the beer. Saying that they are moving to a brewhouse on the Northside with a 10 Barrel steam fired brewing system fabricated by DME Brewing Solutions which will include a canning line. I am very happy for their success and look forward to watching their progress.
Big Spruce Brewing released Gimme Nelson this week, their second in a series of single hopped collaborations with Bar Stillwell. The Nelson Sauvin hop is noted for fruity flavor and aroma, this should be an interesting ale. Look for the 5.7% ABV 34 IBU beer at the brewery and Stillwell.
Big Spruce will also launch this years Smokin' JackIt Pumpkin Beer at noon during a full day of music and a pig roast.
Lastly they posted a teaser showing 45 lbs of Cape Breton grown ginger from LocalMotive Farm saying they have a new beer in the works.
Boxing Rock Brewing U-889 fans will be happy to know this years edition was brewed last week. Look for this delicious seasonal in late November. Also to help better meet demand for their beer they are working on a 1000 square foot expansion at their Shelburne plant.
They are also having a Harvest Party tomorrow at the brewery. Free tours a science of beer demo and lots more, check their facebook for all the details.
Garrison Brewing released they are not brewing their Klingon Warnog Roggen Dunkel this year for Hal-Con. Instead they are making Vulcan Ale Genesis Effect Red Session Ale. Look for this 5.4% ABV beer in the coming weeks.
Tatamagouche Brewing released the beer I got to see them making a few weeks ago. Ging'Sync Rye, Rye, Rye is their new 5.5% ABV seasonal that is now available. They say it is "A zesty, unique rye ale, this beer has 6 kg of organic ginger added in the kettle and hopback, along with Willamette and Cascade hops, and sweet orange peel. This brew uses an additional 1 kg of ginger dry hopped creating strong ginger notes complimented by the spicy rye, a fresh take on a Rye and Ginger. Available in growlers. Cans coming soon".
They also shipped off their first shipment of North Shore Lagered Ale cans to the NSLC. Look for this throughout the province soon.
Finally they current have a limited release of all four versions of their Giant Series available. The series consists of Two Rivers Baltic Porter, Rum Barrel Aged Dreadnot, Giantess Barley Wine, and Russian Imperial Stout.
Unfiltered Brewing released another one off today. It is called All Falc'd Up DIPA and is a SMaSH of 2-row base malt and Falconer's Flight hops. It is 7.5% ABV and 100+ IBUs. As Nash says, get on it.
Man that is a lot of great craft beer news. Get out and enjoy our great beer and as always enjoy responsibly.