GRANITE BREWERY IN THE
Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week for 2016 begins on May 6th and ends with The Full House at the Cunard Centre on May 14th. Check out the new Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia website for a list of events. nscraftbeer.ca
May 1st 2016
One Litre growlers are now available at our Beer Store on Stairs Street. They will be $7.00 for Peculiar, Best Bitter, Best Bitter Special, Ringwood and Keefe's Irish Stout and $8.00 for Greenman, Hopping Mad, Old Cardinal and Seasonals. The bottle deposit is $6.00.
Honey Ginger Ale will be available at the beer store until mid to late September. It is a mild pale ale brewed using fresh ginger inplace of hops. 4.6% abv. You will also find it on tap at Obladee Wine Bar and Maxwell's Plum in Halifax.
Our friend at Local Tasting Tours Halifax has produced a podcast which features a tasting of Peculiar Strong Ale.
Granite Special Bitter is now on sale at the Beer Store in two litre growlers. GBS is a dry bitter beer that is brewed with 100 percent organic materials. It is a stronger version of our Best Bitter which was the first beer we brewed back in April 1985.
GBS comes in at 5.3%ABV, it is hopped with Goldings and Hallertau hops. Also, it was dry hopped with Hallertau during its conditioning.
GSB will also be avaliable at the Lion's Head Tavern and the Wooden Monkey.
We have just released the third brew of Old Cardinal Abbey Ale. Old Cardinal has proven very popular. We only intended on one brew for the entire winter.
In January, we installed two taps at Gatsby's Restaurant on Spring Garden Road. Gatsby's is selling Peculiar and Ringwood.
We also are selling Ringwood at MacAskill's Waterfront Restaurant.
On December 23, at a special Halifax Farmers' Market the Granite Brewery released our newest ale. Old Cardinal is a Trappist inspired Belgian beer. It is brewed with 2 row and roasted barley and sweetend with Nova Scotian honey. Golding hops were used for aroma and Hallertauer hops for bittering. Naturally, our Ringwood yeast was used during the fermentation. The original gravity is 1068 and the alcohol by volume is 6.8 per cent.
Old Cardinal will be for sale at the beer store in our 2 Litre growlers. You will also be able to find it on draught at the Lion's Head Tavern.
The Granite Brewery has won a Golden Tap Award as Ontario's Best Cask Conditioned Brewery. Bar Towel is Ontario's premier beer resourse and over many years has reviewed nearly every aspect of the brewing industry in Ontario. It is also worth saying that two other winners, C'est What (best draught selection) and Volo (best bar for cask conditioned ale) both sell Granite Products.
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