Tag Archive for ‘Nova Scotia’

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Sleeman Dartmouth facility shuts doors

Bad news for the 15 workers at the Sleeman Breweries Dartmouth facility. After failing to find a buyer, Sleeman is shutting down the facility. In March, Sleeman parent company Sapporo International announced plans to sell the Dartmouth facility while also moving 200,000hL of production in Guelph to brewing facilities in the U.S. Back then, we… Read More ›

Halifax Seaport Beerfest

Get your “beer on the pier” this weekend in Halifax

More than 250 beers and ciders will be displayed and sampled this weekend in Halifax at the seventh annual Halifax Seaport BeerFest. The beer festival, which has the catchy motto “beer on the pier,” will play host to more than 100 breweries from 16 different countries, including several from the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec. According… Read More ›

Molson Canadian Cider

Molson dives into cider with launch of Molson Canadian Cider

Molson Coors Brewing is once again expanding its Canadian brand. This time, Molson is shifting the brand for the first time into the realm of cider. This follows on the expansion of the brand with Molson Canadian Wheat in March. Made from Canadian apples, the cider clocks in at 5% ABV and will be sold… Read More ›

Powell Brewing Old Jalopy Pale Ale

Powell Street, Great Lakes take top Canadian Brewing Awards honours

Top honours at this year’s Canadian Brewing Awards went to Powell Street Craft Brewery and Great Lakes Brewery — from British Columbia and Ontario, respectively. Toronto’s Great Lakes walked away with the Brewery of the Year Award, while at the same time Vancouver’s Powell Street picked up the Beer of the Year Award for its… Read More ›

Canadian Craft Beer Collaboration

Phillips assembles cross-Canada beer collaboration around Canadian Brewing Awards

Phillips Brewing is taking advantage of the upcoming Canadian Brewing Awards ceremony being held in Victoria. The British Columbia brewery is planning a cross-Canada beer collaboration project with other breweries from B.C., Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Phillips is calling it “the first national beer collaboration,” and it will involve 25 breweries… Read More ›

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Could Halifax water hikes increase local beer prices?

Could a Halifax rate hike on water increase the price of locally-produced beer? It could happen, as microbreweries in Nova Scotia’s capital are facing higher water prices that, according to a CBC article, will result in a 50% increase in some breweries’ water bills. The water price increase isn’t for certain yet, but should it… Read More ›

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Sleeman to sell Dartmouth facility

Sapporo International‘s production at the Sleeman facilities is getting a little too large, and the Japan-based brewery plans to sell its Dartmouth, Nova Scotia facility and shift 200,000hL of production at its Guelph, Ontario facility to the U.S. as of June. The production capacity that will exit the Guelph plant is beer already thumbnailed for… Read More ›

Garrison Home-Brew Off 2013

Garrison outlines 2013 homebrew competition

East coast homebrewers, get your kettles prepped. And then learns the ins and outs of the Belgian blonde ale style, because if you want a shot at the title in Garrison Brewing‘s Home Brew-Off Challenge 2013, that’s what you’re going to have to brew. The 2013 contest will mark the fifth annual Garrison Brew-Off, a… Read More ›

Review: Garrison Imperial IPA

Beer: Garrison Imperial IPA Brewery: Garrison Brewing Company (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Style: Imperial India Pale Ale Alcohol: 7% ABV Halifax-based Garrison Brewing’s Imperial IPA made it to my neck of the woods in Ontario in late 2010, and I’m finally getting around to writing up my impressions of the beer (much as I love sampling,… Read More ›

Episode #32: Alexander Keith’s Tartan Ale

Every once in awhile, Alexander Keith’s releases a new beer, and over the last several years, it has grown from its typical IPA brand to include several different beers — from a white beer to a stout … and now to a Scotch ale. As a limited release, Keith’s Tartan Ale is available in 341mL… Read More ›