Gahan House Port City opened last November in Uptown Saint John, and has been pouring Gahan House and PEI Brewing beers brewed in Charlottetown while installation of the brewing system brought over from the shuttered Rogues Roost brewpub in Halifax was being completed.
The first beer out of the system and on the taps is YSJ’aison (5.8% abv), which ACBB describes as follows:
A Saison with a light-coloured malt bill of Pilsner, with a touch of rye and wheat for mouthfeel and to encourage a beautiful head. Lightly hopped in the kettle with Czech Saaz, it was dryhopped with Saphir to bring out some fruitiness. Yeast choice is always important to the overall characteristics of the Saison style, and here they chose a blend of multiple yeasts to encourage tropical fruit, as well as iconic clove and bubblegum notes, as well as spiciness to complement the rye malt. The multiple yeast strains also helped to dry out the beer and improve drinkability.
YSJ’aison is available now by the glass and growler at Gahan House Port City, and will soon be joined by other house beers, including a coffee porter brewed in collaboration with Rogue Coffee.