All posts for the month July, 2012

Hot off of releasing v3.0 of Hop Mess Monster at Hart & Thistle earlier this week, Rockstar Brewer Greg Nash is bringing something very original to the Halifax beer scene.  Available at 11am tomorrow at Rockbottom is Hasukappu Weisse.

The brew is made Haskap berry (the first commercially available beer brewed with Haskap in North America) and Rockbottom’s German-style hefeweizen.

The new brew described:

The spicy phenols of our classic hefeweizen combine with the tartness of the Haskap in the finish, acidic and very refreshing. This is a great homegrown summer treat. And don’t be surprised to find a little blue nugget in your glass, the berries make for an excellent garnish.

Two versions of the brew have been created.  Version one is available on taps now with version 2 (the final version of the beer) available shortly.

Additional information on the berry is available on the Rockbottom Brewer’s Blog.

Several members of the Halifax based Brewnosers homebrewing club recently won awards at the Canadian Amateur Brewing Association 2012 Anything Goes Competition.  Members of the club winning awards were:


Place: 3rd
Entry Name: Cabot’s Irish Red Ale
Brewer(s): Bryan MacDonald and Andrew Morrow
Club: Brewnosers

American Ale

Place: 1st
Entry Name: Boulderbrook Brown
Brewer(s): Bryan MacDonald and Andrew Morrow
Club: Brewnosers


Place: 1st
Entry Name: Force of the Delta
Brewer(s): James Keddy and Gavin Stewart
Club: Brewnosers

Fruit Beer

Place: 2nd
Entry Name: Cornelius Alphonse’s Citrus Curative
Brewer(s): Liam Sellers
Club: Brewnosers

Specialty Beer

Place: 1st
Entry Name: Knotty Boy
Brewer(s): Anthony Legge
Club: Brewnosers

Great showing by the local club and congratulations to all winners!

A Belgium themed beer tasting will take place at Pickles Deli in Sackville, NB this Saturday night at 8pm.  The event will be hosted by local beer blogger Dave Evans (aka Beer Maven) and will feature the following beers:  Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe Blonde, Orval and Unibroue’s Belgian inspired La Fin Du Monde.

In addition to samples of the above beers, each ticket includes unlimited appetizer-sized sandwiches. Tickets for the event are $25 each and are available from Pickles or by phone at 506-939-DELI.