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For those of you who have tickets to the sold-out Brewer’s Bash in Fredericton this Saturday, here’s a list of the Atlantic Canadian beers that should be available for your drinking pleasure…

• New Brunswick:

– Acadie-Broue – La Bringue (American Brown Ale)

– Big Tide – Seaworthy IPA, Karnival Kölsch, and possibly their Benedict Arnold ESB

– Grimross – Cheval D’Or, and their new Destrier Farmhouse Stout

– Picaroons – all of their regular-release beers, plus possibly their new East India Porter

– Pump House – Premium Lager and Blueberry Ale

– Shiretown – Blonde du Quai

• Newfoundland:

– Quidi Vidi – Iceberg Beer and British IPA

• Nova Scotia:

– Big Spruce – Kitchen Party Pale Ale, Cereal Killer Oatmeal Stout, and Regatta Red

– Garrison Brewing – Hop Yard, Irish Red, Nit Wit, Citra One-Hop, and Raspberry Wheat

– Granite Brewery – Peculiar, Ringwood, Honey Ginger, Keefe’s Irish Stout, Old Cardinal, and Hopping Mad

– Hell Bay – English Ale

– Propeller – Bohemian Pilsner, ESB, Honey Wheat, IPA, and London Style Porter

– Rock Bottom – Fathom IPA and Rookie American Mild

Note: Unfortunately, Bridge Brewing from Halifax will NOT be at the festival. Owner Peter Burbridge has said that due to high demand for their beers in Halifax, they will not have the time to attend. Hopefully, next time!

Update: Looks like Sea Level Brewing will also NOT be coming to the festival due to selling out of their beer this past week. Like Bridge Brewing, we look forward to seeing them at the next beer festival, whenever that may be!

• Prince Edward Island:

– PEI Brewing Co – 1772 IPA, Iron Bridge (formerly Iron Horse), Sir John A’s Honey Wheat, Island Red, Beach Chair Lager, and Blueberry Ale

The beers being served by the breweries in the other provinces can be viewed on the festival’s Facebook page. Have a great time, you lucky ticket-holders! And remember… hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

fredericton Looking for an excuse to get into shape… and drink beer as well? Look no further – on Monday, August 5th (New Brunswick Day), the Fredericton Beer Run will commence at 12:00 pm. Registration is immediately prior to the event (11:00 – 11:50); those participating can register for a 6 km or 12 km route. Recently featured as one of 10 “must-run races in Canada” in Best Health Magazine, the run will begin at the Pedway at the end of Carleton St., and continue along Fredericton’s beautiful downtown trails. Afterwards, the party will really get started, as events move to the Historic Garrison District (tent-covered).

Only 100 tickets will be sold. Each is $50, and includes the following:

• A custom-designed, 16 oz beer stein

• A custom-designed running bib

• Beer tickets for fifteen 4-oz samples

• Free food from the on-site barbecue

• Random prizes during the beer sampling

• $10-off your 2014 Fredericton Craft Beer Festival ticket, as well as first dibs for VIP tickets

Participating breweries will include Shiretown Beer, Picaroons, Grimross, PEI Brewing Company, and Melville’s (Innis & Gunn), as well as European-beer importer McLelland Premium Imports. Tickets are available for purchase here. They’re currently over 50% sold-out, so don’t wait too long! You can also follow the event’s Facebook page for further details.


Tonight, at the Boyce Farmers Market in Fredericton, Picaroons will be hosting a launch party for their “Heather Ale”, Plaid to the Bone. Originally brewed in 2012 for the New Brunswick Highland Games, Plaid to the Bone was named in a contest that Picaroons held on Facebook. A golden-colored beer brewed with heather, a flowering plant that grows abundantly in Scotland, Plaid to the Bone clocks in at a sessionable ~4.5% ABV.

There will be three bands playing live music at the event: THE MAHONES, Sprag Session, and Ten Strings and a Goat Skin. The event starts at 7:00 p.m.; early arrivals will have access to some local food provided by Real Food Connections. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the door.

Aside from the great music and grub, Plaid to the Bone will be available on tap, as well as Picaroons’ Dooryard, Best Bitter, and Irish Red.

All proceeds will go to The Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band.


In last week’s Friday Wrap-Up, we had a brief post about another upcoming beer festival in Fredericton – the “Brewer’s Bash“, hosted by Picaroons, will feature 60 Canadian breweries and 300 beers on Saturday, July 13th. The event will run from 11:00 am – 11: 00 pm in Officer’s Square; tickets went on sale today for $25. If this wasn’t enough to convince you to attend the event, we now have some more information to share, thanks to Dennis Goodwin, Marketing Director for Picaroons.

The $25 will get you a bracelet that allows admission and re-entry into the festival all day. There will be lots of food options IN the festival, if you choose not to leave. The ticket price includes a 4-oz tasting glass and 6-8 drink tickets that are good for one pour each. After that, you are welcome to buy as many additional drink tickets as you’d like to sample more beers… these will run in the “one-dollar range”. They also plan to have some live bands playing towards the end of the festival.

Some of the confirmed breweries (along with Picaroons, of course) include:

Some great breweries, there… and that’s just a few of them! We’ll release further details and a complete brewery list when they become available. Also, be sure to follow the Brewer’s Bash on Twitter and Facebook. Meanwhile, you can buy your tickets NOW online or at The Cedar Tree Cafe in Fredericton.