Roof Hound Brewing Co. (4.3% ABV, 17 IBU)
“We have made it before, but it has been reinvented with a new souring technique and a warm fermenting Norwegian yeast strain that creates citrus characters,” Roof Hound owner Les Barr explains via email. This beer is kettle soured, dry-hopped with cascade hops, mint and lime. If you’re on board with the sour trend, check out page 14 for more sour power.
Good Robot Brewing Co. (5.5% ABV, 32 IBU)
That’s damn fine coffee you got here in Halifax! And damn good cherry pie. This pale ale—a “java-beer hybrid”—is back and available in cans. “We used a lovely malty pale ale base and ‘dry-coffeed’ it with Java Blend beans via our pals at Low-Point Coffee Co.,” says Kelly Costello, brewer and bartender at Good Robot.
- John Newgard
3. Coast to Coast Collaboration
North Brewing Co. and friends
Release May 24
In honour of the Canadian Brewing Awards hitting Halifax, North Brewing teamed up with five other brewers in the country to launch five collaboration beers all made with yeast from Escarpment Labs in Guelph. “It’s awesome for Canadian breweries to be able to source their yeast and bacteria from a Canadian company,” says North co-owner Rozina Darvesh. Aries (in collaboration with Tatamagouche Brewing) is a
4. Stone Fruit Summer Ale
Propeller Brewing Co. (5% ABV)
Release June 1
If you cried when Propeller discontinued its Honey Wheat and Organic Blonde, it’s time to dry those tears and rebound—because the Stone Fruit Summer Ale is one of
Tidehouse Brewing Co. (7.5% ABV, 40 IBU)
Release June 15
Tidehouse is set to launch a bottled version of its New England-style IPA, which is made with mosaic and