The July issue of TAPS is now available with a new logo and look to the magazine. In addition to the new look and feel, the magazine will now be published bi-monthly instead of quarterly.
The Maritime brewing scene is well represented in the issue as usual (our friends in Newfoundland not so much). The Bar Snacks section of the magazine includes news related to Acadie-Broue, PEI Brewing Co., Pump House Brewery, Moosehead and Bridge Brewing Company. New Brunswick based writer Craig Pinhey has an article on high IBU beers and an article on Atlantic Canadian waterside pubs which includes the Hart & Thistle, Artisan Cafe & Brewpub (Shiretown Beer) and the Rare Bird Pub & Eatery (Authentic Seacoast Brewing Company). The Tasting Panel features two reviews of Propeller Double IPA. (My thoughts on this beer: Holy Hops Batman! If you haven’t tried it yet you owe it to yourself).
Here’s an overview of Atlantic Canadian beer news and reading from this past week:
Excellent article from Craig Pinhey: Libations: Brewtopian dining
Brewnoser BPA is available on tap at Rockbottom Brewpub starting today. So is Blackness, which is a “West Coast-style Robust Porter”, at Hart & Thistle.
Here’s what’s currently available at the Picaroons Brewtique. Don’t forget about their Easter Keg Hunt and to send them a picture of your cat.
Sample some Propeller Bitter, IPA and Porter as part of this week’s Three Course Thursday at the Foggy Goggle.
The PEI Beer Guy has recently sampled Alchemist Heady Topper and Saint Bernardus’ Grottenbier Bruin.
The guys from Darkside Brewing have tasting notes for the winner of Garrison’s 2011 Ultimate Brew Off, Garrison Schwarz.
Here are tasting notes from Old Brown Shoe from Meek Brewing.
New Brunswick’s Craig Pinhey is a beer writer for TAPS, beverage columnist for The Coast and CBC’s Shift Wine Guy. Listen to this interview to find out:
- Craig’s suggestions for improving how beer is purchased at ANBL locations.
- Whether or not he thinks ANBL will be privatized.