Thursday, April 13, 2017

MBR April 13, 2017 - Nova Scotia Edition

Welcome to the April 13th edition of the Maritime Beer report Nova Scotia edition. Spring is here, the Leafs are in the playoffs and all is right in the world. 

Schoolhouse Brewery is having a soft opening on April 26 and 27 from 7 PM to 9 PM with regular hours starting on the 29th.Regular hours are 11-8 week ends and 3.20 (when school is out) to 8 PM week daysfor retail. There will be a Facebook event posted next week. Regular hours would be 3.20 (when school is out) to 8 . The tap room, once open will increase the open hours.

2 Crows Brewing has a tap takeover on today at Battery Park Beer Bar. Here is the full tap list that ncludes four beers that will be released for the very first time at the event. 
1. Pollyanna - Wild NE IPA
2. Liesse - Table Beer
3. Pecadillo - Oat Pilsner
4. Innisfree - Rustic Saison
5. Midnight Mood - American Dry-Hopped Porter
6. Fantacity - Witbier
7. Lil' Miguel - Aztec Milk Stout
8. Linnea - Finnish Imperial Stout
9. Neon Nights - Strong Brett Beer with Burnt Citrus
10. Shakedown - Brett Porter
11. Crosswired - Wine Yeast + Wild Yeast Pale Ale
12. Smackwater Jack - Quince Farmhouse Ale
13. Parklife - Double White IPA with Brett - Brewed in Collaboration with Battery Park
14. CASK - Smooth Sailing - Azacca and Belma American Pale Ale

Good Robot Brewing is releasing a beer to celebrate Earth Day next week end. the gruit ale (Work With Whatcha Got Gruit) featuring only organic grain (both summer and winter pale 2 row from Horton Ridge Malt & Grain) only NS hops (Fundy Hops centennial and chinook) along with red maple sap and buds, white and yellow birch bark (toasted and toasted), harvested by Erica Fraser in the patch of woods by her house. To be released Sunday April 23d at noon for their Earth Day Hangover event. (They have a Beer & Vinyl event on actual Earth Day). Also with heather tips, but they came from Scotland and in a package, which Erica says is less interesting.
Erica says she will "likely only be doing beta brews that feature locally harvested or cultivated ingredients from here on in, so you can expect them to get more and more strange, and hopefully delicious."
GRBco also has Goseface Killah and Leave Me Blue are back on tap.

After about two years of brewing at Nook and Cranny Brew Pub management has decided to expand their brewing capacity and are introducing Salty Dog Brewing Company brand. The brewing for Salty Dog will remain in the Nook and Cranny using a SmartBrew System comprised of four 5 BBL fermenters and when the new company opens next door at 615 Prince Street in late May they will also have tasting room, retail space as well as growler fill ups. Owner Derek Forsyth says it will be the "same great beer, new name – and lots of new flavour experiences coming your way".
Expect to see the Salty Dog brand to be available on May 15th at the Nook and Cranny and BellyUp BBQ & Grill and a few select Truro establishments will have the beer on tap around the end of May or the first of June.
Look for them to brew Pale Ale, Blueberry Wheat, IPA, Vanilla Porter, White IPA, Coffee Stout, Black IPA, Session Ale and a Cider. The first three beers on the list will be available in 473 ml cans as well as on tap and available for growler fills on June 1st.

North Brewing Company released Malternate Reality today. A multigrain IPA brewed with spelt, wheat and oats. Dry hopped with Azacca, Belma and Columbus. Full bodied, with notes of juicy peach, pineapple and passion fruit. It is available in both both shops now. 

Sea Level Brewing released its seasonal Acadian Cross Extra Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV. The beer is to commemorate expulsion of more than 2,000 Acadians from Grand-PrĂ© in 1755. 

Trider's Craft Beer has been very busy of late and released White Ogre as they say "for all you Hop lovers asking for an IPA" This White IPA is a cloudy wheat beer with nice citrus flavours, coriander, and "hops hops hops". It is a one time brew so get it while it's here in 500ml stubbies and Growler fills.

Wayfarers' Ale Society has a couple of new beers out. The River Piglet is a 4.8% ABV and 28 IBUs pale ale that has a full aroma but less bitter IPA and the Sassy Ginger which is a light beer with a bite and ginger follow through taste. Get them at the brewery now. 

Have a great long week end and see you next week.