Maritime Breweries Marking Hops Harvest with Wet-Hopped Ales
On September 3, 2013 At 9:00 am
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HALIFAX, NS – The Atlantic Canada Beer Blog reports that many breweries in the Maritime provinces are taking full advantage of this year’s hops harvest and are brewing wet-hopped beers with the fresh crop.
Breweries and beers mentioned in the article include:
- Big Spruce Brewing (Nyanza, NS): Ale made with Challenger and Chinook hops grown on-site.
- Boxing Rock Brewing (Shelburne, NS) & Bridge Brewing (Halifax, NS): Collaborative IPA made with Vienna malt and wet hops from Lazy Acres Farm, owned by Bridge brewer Josh Herbin.
- Picaroons Traditional Ales (Fredericton, NB): Harvest Ale series with different batches of the same pale ale recipe made with hops from different local farms, with bottles specially labelled to indicate which farm the hops came from.
- Big Tide Brewing (Saint John, NB): Fresh hop ale made with hops from Dunham’s Run Winery.
- Garrison Brewing (Halifax, NS): Annual edition of the popular 3 Fields Harvest Ale with hops from Meander River Farm, FiddleHop Farm and Ross Farm.
For more details on all of these beers, included expected release dates, see the original Atlantic Canada Beer Blog article.