SOMERSET, NS – The Atlantic Canada Beer Blog reports that Bad Apple Brewhouse has launched a pair of new offerings- one beer, one cider – as well as a new format of serving container for all of its brands.
The new beer is Conception Double IPA, and 8.5% abv and 100+ IBU ale brewed to commemorate the upcoming arrival of a new child for owner Jeff Saunders and his wife. Conception was launched this past weekend at the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival, and will be available on tap at Stillwell in Halifax, and in growlers and squealers (more on the latter below) at the Bad Apple brewery store.
Also available at Stillwell and at the brewery is a 6.7% abv unfiltered cider made using apples from Boates Farm and aged for 3 months in a Glen Breton whisky barrel. The resulting cider is described as having a “very effervescent mouthfeel, with a very sharp/dry finish.”
Both of these and other Bad Apple beers can be purchased in new 750 ml “squealer” refillable jugs at the brewery, which are available for $5 deposit plus a filling cost that varies by beer. This new format has joined the more traditional 1.89 litre growlers and 500 ml bottles in the retail line-up at the shop.