All posts for the month March, 2012

Here is another set of beer related links for your enjoyment.  Most have previously been mentioned on the ACBB Facebook page.

Atlantic content:

Hell Bay’s new seasonal (Dark Lager) to be available this weekend in growlers.

Lots of Rockbottom news:  Slightly tweaked Fathom IPA available today.  Tomorrow’s firkin is Blackened IPA which is described as “in all its fresh hoppy glory fortified with Sinamar making for some seriously black goodness.”  Brewnoser BPA (Belgian Pale Ale) is scheduled to be on tap by the middle of next week.

Cask conditioned Picaroons Timber Hog available now at Garrison District Ale House.  Picaroons is having an Easter keg hunt with a chance to win a brewery tour.  Picaroons is working towards having more local, organic hops in their brews.

An overview of research currently taking place for the Newfoundland Beer History blog.

Propeller Double IPA review from Darkside Brewing.

Labatt’s adds Cider to the Alexander Keith’s mix.

Read about Deschutes Black Butte Porter clone currently being produced by Meek Brewing Company.

Beer Maven’s review of Kirin Ichiban.

A post from Meek Brewing Co. about Lagers and yeast starters.

Bones & Brew BBQ recent post on Propeller Bohemian Style Pilsner.

Tree Brewing Co. Hop Head IPA is the most recent beer reviewed by the PEI Beer Guy.

General Content:

Ontario hop growers association has been created.

Great graphic highlighting beer trends south of the border.

Don’t say my blog isn’t educational.  31 ways to open a bottle of beer without a bottle opener.

These are the types of weddings you want to crash.

Heading to Ontario?  Pick up one of these.

You can deduct beer expenses from your taxes if you blog about them? Coming soon to the Atlantic Canada Beer Blog:  tasting notes.

I like this study.

American site worth checking out

…and another one to help plan that beer related roadtrip you’ve been meaning to take.

Taken directly from the event’s Facebook page (thanks for the Tweet @SJBeerFest), here is the list and layout of the over 90 beers available at the Saint John Beer Fest:

Garrison Hopyard Pale Ale
Garrison Tall Ship Amber
Garrison Irish Red Ale
Garrison Raspberry Wheat

Picaroons Yippee IPA
Picaroons Best Bitter
Picaroons Irish Red
Picaroons Simeon Jones

Erdinger Weissbier
Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel
Affligem Blonde
Erdinger Alkoholfrei

Holsten – Premium
Holsten – Festbock
Holsten – Mailbock
Carlsberg Light

Big Rock – Traditional Ale
Big Rock – Grasshopper
Mill Street – Tank House
Mill Street – Organic
Mill Street – Lemon Tea

Saint John Ale House

Moose Light
Moose Light Lime
Alpine Lager
Cracked Canoe
Moosehead Lager
Moosehead Premium Dry
Moosehead Pale Ale
Alpine Light
Sam Adams

Lemongrass Thai Fare/Pepper’s Pub

Coors Light
Molson Canadian
Molson Canadian 67
Molson Canadian 67 sublime
Molson M
Rickards Red
Rickards White
Rickards Blonde
Rickards Dark

Bavaria Strong 8.6
Bavaria Red 8.6
Fuller’s London Pride
Fuller’s Organic Honey Dew
Yankee Jim Ice Bock
Hacker Pschorr Edelhell
Koningshoeven Tripel Trappist Beer

Pump House Premium Lager
Pump House Blueberry
Pump House Special Old Bitter (SOB)
Pump House Scotch
Pump House Fire Chief Red
Pump House Cadian Cream Ale
Pump House Cask Conditioned Ale

Propeller Extra Special Bitter
Propeller IPA
Propeller London Style Porter

Guinness Draught
Guinness Draught
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
Harp Irish Lager
Red Stripe



St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
St. Ambroise Pale Ale
St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

Bigtide Brewing Seaworthy IPA

Smoking Pig BBQ

Rolling Rock
Stella Artois
Michelob Ultra

Schnitzer Braü Gluten Free

Pilsner Urquell

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Beer

Gahan Island Red Ale
Gahan Sir John A’s Honey Wheat Ale

While I can’t confirm that it has arrived on newsstands, I can confirm a copy of the Spring 2012 issue of TAPS has arrived in my mailbox.  As usual, Atlantic Canadian breweries are well represented (other than the folks on the Rock).

The Bar Snacks section has news from the past few months and includes tidbits related to Picaroons, Propeller, Hart & Thistle, Pump House, Big Tide, Acadie-Broue, Rockbottom Brewpub, Garrison and Gahan.

An Atlantic Canadian city was voted second best beer drinking city in Canada and guess what two Atlantic Canadian breweries made the top 11 breweries as per TAPS Facebook vote?

Owner of Picaroons, Sean Dunbar, is featured in predictions for the beer industry for 2012 story.

Rothesay’s Craig Pinhey authored an article about Doctoring Beer and also provides tasting notes for a couple of beers (as does PEI native Greg Clow).  Tasting notes for Picaroons Best Bitter and Gahan’s 1772 IPA are also included in the issue.

Rarebird Ale is referenced in a story and Rogue’s Roost’s Lorne Romano is also included in the issue.



Here are links to some interesting beer reading that I’ve come across in the past week or so but I haven’t written up a post for (for each of these I have added a link to the ACBB Facebook Page):

Atlantic Content:

Another article about Nash.

Interesting looking menu for this week’s Three Course Thursday at The Foggy Goggle (check the ACBB Calendar of Events page for this and other upcoming beer related events).

Seven Atlantic hop growers are getting up to $96,000 in Federal Government money to help improve crop management practices.

Guide to lager brewing from Meek Brewing Co.

Propeller IPA review from Leapbeer.  How’s this for a project, 366 beers in 366 days?

Recent edition of Saint John Ale House tv.


U.S. Craft Brewers experienced 13% volume growth in the past year while overall beer sales declined.

So where do you think I fit on the beer blogging attitude spectrum?

Beer infused ice cream?  They didn’t get a deal!!!!???

List of beer blogs from around the world.

How beer saved the world.

An article about growing hops in your apartment.

Beer bloggers of the world unite!

French lessons from a Texan / Celebrate NS guest Tweeter (2nd post on the page as of this writing).

The growing popularity of beer cocktails.

Taken from the event’s Facebook page, here is the complete list of exhibitors expected at the first annual Saint John Beerfest:

Churchill Dauphinee
Diageo Canada
Atlantic Spirits & Wines Ltd.
Mainbrace International Ltd.
Mark Anthony Brands
Molson Coors Canada
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Picaroon’s Traditional Ales
McClelland Premium Imports
PMA Canada Ltd.
McAuslan Brewing Inc.
Garrison Brewing Company
Moosehead Breweries
Labatt Breweries
Big Tide Brewing Co.
Propeller Brewing Company
The Gahan House

I’ll post the list of specific beers once it is available.

As per their Facebook page, Garrison Brewing Co. has announced  that Kellye Robertson is the winner of the 2012 Ultimate Brew-Off Challenge.  Kellye’s brew was chosen as the best of the 62 Rye IPA (hybrid of Rye Ale and IPA) entries in the  2012 contest.  Congrats to Kellye and runners-ups Brian Whalen, David Bardsley, and James Dominey.

If the folks at Garrison are wondering what to do with any left over entries, let me know!

Check out this link for a video providing additional information for the Saint John Beerfest.  Breweries to participate include Propeller, Pumphouse, Picaroons, Moosehead, Molson, Sleeman, Labatts, McAuslan, Garrison and others featuring over 90 beers (the list has not been finalized as of yet).

Four restaurants will also be providing samples of food and each of the featured restaurants will be having a beer dinner the night before.  There will also be entertainment and local beer writer Craig Pinhey will be in attendance.

Tickets are on sale for $60 and available .