All posts for the month May, 2012

Below is the tentative beer list I received from Atlantic Beer Festival organizers (there will likely be some last minute changes). Tickets are still available for the afternoon session.

Acadie-Broue will only be participating in the afternoon session.

Unibroue Ephemere Cassis
Unibroue Ephemere Pomme
Unibroue Don de Dieu
Unibroue Noire de Chambly
Unibroue Blonde de Chambly
Sleeman Original Draft
Sleeman Clear
Okanagan Springs Pale Ale
Garrison Brewing – Halifax, NS
Hopyard Pale Ale
Raspberry Wheat Ale
Blackberry Wheat Ale
Tall Ship Amber
Irish Red Ale
Imperial IPA
Picaroons – Fredericton, NB
Dooryard Summer Ale
Best Bitter
TimberHog Stout
Yippee IPA
Twisted Tea
Moose Light Lime
Moosehead Light
Cracked Canoe
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Clancy’s Amber Ale
Moosehead Lager
Pale Ale
Gahan House – PEI Brewing Company
1772 IPA
Ironhorse Brown
Sir John A Honey Wheat
Island Red
Beach Chair Lager
Acadie Broue – Moncton, NB
Tintamarre – saison
Bolozée – dark saison
Kiebitz Coti – Berliner weisse
Picasse Porter – baltic porter
Big Tide – Saint John, NB
Big Tide Brewing Seaworthy IPA
Big Tide Brewing Sunrise Golden Ale
McClelland Imports
Stiegl Lager
Palm Amber
Fruli Strawberry Beer
Erdinger Weissbier
Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel
Affligem Blonde
Pumphouse – Moncton, NB
Premium Lager
Albert County Maple
Biere de Garde
Thai Wheat
Rye Par Ale
Le Trou du Diable – Shawinigan, QC
Muskoka Brewery – Bracebridge, ON
Mad Tom IPA
Cream Ale
Spring Oddity
Great Lakes Brewery – Etobicoke, ON
Crazy Canuck
Devil’s Pale Ale
Wellington County Brewery – Guelph, ON
County Dark Ale
Trailhead Lager
Churchill Dauphinee
Big Wheel
Orange Weisse
Bavaria 8.6 Strong
Bavaria 8.6 Red
Fullers London Porter
Fullers 1845
Yankee Jim Ice Bock
Aventinus Wheat Dopplebock
Hacker Pschorr Munich Gold
Fullers London Pride
Nickel Brook / Better Bitters Brewing Co – Burlington, ON
Head Stock IPA
Naughty Neighbour American Pale Ale
Nickel Brook Gluten Free
Green Apple Pilsner
 Guinness 8 Pack
 Red Stripe
St-Amboise Oatmeal Stout
St-Ambroise Pale Ale
St-Ambroise Apricot Ale
Atlantic Spirits & Wines
Big Rock Traditional Ale
Big Rock Grasshopper
Mill Street Tank House Ale
Mill Street Organic
Mill Street Lemon Tea
Carlsberg Light
Holsten Premium
Holsten Mailbock
PMA Canada
Innis & Gunn Original
Innis & Gunn Blonde
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask
Bruce Ashley Group
Faxe Premium
Faxe Festbock
Young’s Double Chocolate
Banana Bread
Abbot Ale
Wells IPA
Old Speckled Hen
Belhaven Best
AMCA Sales & Marketing
Waterloo Dark
Waterloo Amber
Waterloo IPA
Molson Coors
Coors Light
Coors Light Iced T
Molson Canadian
Rickard’s Taster Packs
MC 687
Bud Light Mojito
Rolling Rock
Michelob Ultra
Budweiser Shot
Kennebec River Brewery/Northern Outdoors – The Forks, Maine, USA
SledHead Red
Honey Badger Rye
Geary Brewing – Portland, Maine, USA
Geary’s Summer Ale
Oatmeal Stout
London Porter
Hampshire Special Ale
Sebago Brewing Company – Gorham, Maine, USA
Frye’s Leap IPA
Saddleback ALE
Lake Trout Stout
Atlantic Brewing Company – Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Bar Harbor Real Ale
Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale
Coal Porter
New Guy IPA
Smuttynose Brewing Company – Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Smuttynose IPA
Smuttynose Robust Porter
Smuttynose Star Island Single
Shipyard Brewing Company – Portland, Maine, USA
Monkey Fist IPA
Summer Ale
Export Ale
Fuggles IPA
Old Thumper
Sea Dog Bluepaw
Casco Bay Riptide Red
Heading to the Atlantic Beer Festival in Moncton this weekend (tickets still available for the afternoon session) and not sure where to stop for a beer?  Here is my list of best beer bars in the Hub City:
The Laundromat (a.k.a. Marky’s) is located at 382B  St-George.  This is a must stop for any beer geek aficionado enthusiast looking to try something different.  This is the only place on the planet where you can purchase Acadie-Broue beer and also recently had some Shiretown Beer from Northern N.B. on tap.  They are up to 5 taps now and normally have a mix from Atlantic Canadian microbreweries.  They also feature an extensive line up of bottled beers from around the world that are not available anywhere else locally.
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse is located at 751 Main Street.  What’s a list of beer bars without an Irish Pub?  The Old Triangle features a good selection of draught beer and some standard offerings of bottled beer.  The food is great and there are live acts performing nightly Wednesday to Saturday.
Tide & Boar Gastropub is located at 700  Main Street.  They offer a good selection of draught beer which includes offerings from Garrison, Picaroons, Guiness, Keith’s, Stella and Hoegarden.  They also have an interesting assortment of bottled beer (Mill Street, Unibroue, Chimay Red, Koninshoe La Trappe Trippel among them) and food menu (ever try a Boar poutine?).  In celebration of the AT Beer Festival, they will be tapping a cask conditioned Picaroons Yippee IPA,  this Friday, May 26th.
Last but not least are the two pubs run by the 2005 Canadian Brewery of the Year, Pump House Brewery.  The original location is located at 5 Orange Lane in downtown Moncton.  They offer their regular lineup and seasonal brews that can each be tried as part of a sampler tray.  The food is great, especially the wood fired brick oven pizza.
Across town, at the actual brewery location, is the Barnyard BBQ on 131 Mill Road.  Head over to the Barnyard is you want to drink your beer out of a Mason jar or want to enjoy a Southern themed menu with items such as Alabama Road Kill Chili, Ragin’ Cajun Gumbo, Dirty Bird, Hillbilly Backyard Steak and Texas Rodeo Buffalo Burger.  You can get a glimpse of part of the brewery and tours are available for $2 per person with a minimum of 10 people which includes samples of Pump House beer (tours should be scheduled in advance (506) 389-9042) .

As advertised on their website and Facebook page, Garrison Brewing Co. is looking to hire a Brewer / Assistant Brewer.  Here is the description taking directly from the employment opportunities page:

You’ll be one of three people responsible for the preparation, running, cleaning and minor maintenance of the brewhouse, cellar and support equipment used to produce Garrison’s award-winning natural craft beers and sodas. You’ll work as needed handling raw materials, brewing (in whole or in part), transferring product, monitoring and controlling fermentation and cleaning tanks, equipment and work area. While creative at heart, you’ll need to adhere to recipes and SOPs to achieve the highest quality product in a consistent, efficient and timely manner. You’ll answer directly to the Brewmaster and be responsible for working both independently and as part of a team. Attention to detail and flexibility are critical. You’ll generally work weekdays and evenings, but hey, beer never sleeps so occasional weekend shifts are required.

The highlight of the job posting is that the job includes free beer.  Apparently you also get a competitive salary and health coverage.

Interested applicants are asked to send their resume and cover letter to or in person to: 1149 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS.