Ok folks, meet HRB’s newest beer……Cordelia. (Yes, I’m a huge Tragically Hip fan). This is an American IPA brewed with all Citra and Mosaic hops and 42 pounds of Grapefruit added post fermentation. It’s 7% ABV and 78 IBUs. Look for this as the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival this weekend, along with my other local tap accounts soon as well.
Okay folks, it’s time to get experimental. As most of you know, I absolutely love experimenting with a wide variety of beer styles and ingredients. So this time, I’m leaving the beer decision up to all of you.
So everyone post up your beer ideas! I’ll leave this open for the next week for various suggestions, and I’ll brew the most popular choice on my pilot system in the brewery. The only stipulation is that it can’t be any type of Lager. Lets have some fun with this. :-D
A brand new beer tapped today here at HRB. A Czech style Pilsner called “1914”. This beer was brewed with all hops from Darlings Island Farm (Magnum and Czech Saaz). I grew up on Darlings and since all of the hops came from Darlings Island, Josh and I decided to name the beer 1914, which is the year the Darlings Island Covered Bridge was built. This beer was lagered for 5 weeks, is 5.5% ABV and 44 IBUs. Stop in for a pint and let me know what you think of it.
Also, Nut Your Everyday Red Ale was also newly tapped today in the Hammond River Brewing Beer Bar.
Happy weekend everyone. Cheers!
Just a reminder that we’ll be celebrating HRB’s 4th Anniversary tomorrow in the Hammond River Brewing Beer Bar. From open until close it will be $6.50 pints all day long, $2 off all Flights, $2 off all Crowler fill ups, and $3 off all Growler fill ups.
I’ll also be tapping a brand new surprise beer as well. Hope to see you all there to help celebrate our 4th Anniversary!
Well today is HRB’s 4th year of being in business. It was 4 years ago today that I delivered the very first kegs of HRB beers. It’s been a wild and crazy ride since then, that’s for sure. The size of my brewery has definitely changed, but my passion for brewing certainly has not.
As a big Thank You to all of you that have supported HRB over the last four years, there will be Anniversary specials in the Hammond River Brewing Beer Bar this Friday, February 9th. All day long on Friday will feature $6.50 pints, $2 off all Flights, $2 off all Crowler fill ups, and $3 off all Growler fill ups.
Thanks for your continued support over the years, it’s truly appreciated.
So the results are in for the 4th Annual HRB Home Brew Competition.
But first, I want to extend a huge thanks to the Judges today. This year’s competition was wide open to any European style, so they had their work cut out for them. The judges for this year’s comp were;
Craig Pinhey (Rothesay)
Ian Covey (Fredericton)
Kevin Sweezey (Moncton)
Josh Mayich (Darlings Island)
Eric Scouten (Saint John)
I’ll also say that there were lots of fantastic beers tasted today, which really speaks volumes about the amazing beers being brewed from home brewers in the Maritimes. Scores were very close in the end, but here are your winners.
1st Place – Nick Brinson (Hampton) – Pilsner
2nd Place – Simon Chiswell (Titusville) Belgian Tripel
3rd Place – Joel Mercer (Saint John) – Flanders Red
And an honourable mention to Matt Scott from Fredericton for his Gose as it was sooooo close.
Thanks a bunch to all of the entrants this year as it was a record number of entries. Already looking forward to next year’s comp!