Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse Opens in Dartmouth Oct11

Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse Opens in Dartmouth

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Dartmouth, NS) – The exciting PEI brewer Upstreet Craft Brewing in partnership with Chef Bill Pratt, Founder and Director of the Chef Inspired Group of Restaurants, opened Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse at 612 Windmill Road. The restaurant will be a traditional Southern BBQ …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Saltbox Brewery Announces $25,000 Research Grant Oct10

Saltbox Brewery Announces $25,000 Research Grant

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Mahone Bay, NS) – Acadia University and Saltbox Brewery are continuing their partnership on a project to develop indigenous yeast strains suitable for making truly local beer. The amount of the research grant made by Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is $25,000 to carry …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

The Festival of Wines Grand Tasting Oct06

The Festival of Wines Grand Tasting

By darmyers Last Saturday I attended one of the Grand Tastings for the annual Festival of Wines here in Halifax. The theme was celebrating the wines of North America, however, all the countries were represented. My mission while there was to only try wines I’ve never had before, and I …read more Source: Wine-In My...

Behind The Beer at Schoolhouse Brewery Oct02

Behind The Beer at Schoolhouse Brewery

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) NSLive.tv asked me if I would like to chat with a brewer, well I love talking and beer so Hell yes I said. The result is Behind The Beer at Schoolhouse Brewery http://nslive.tv/btb1-schoolhouse/ . Check it out and let me know what …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Festival of Wines Sep29

Festival of Wines

By darmyers I’m heading to the annual Festival of Wines this evening, and the theme this year is ‘Discover the Wines of North America’. The Festival has been going on most of the week, but I’m attending tonight’s grand tasting. I’m embarking on a journey through the wines of Canada …read more Source: Wine-In My...

Que Syrah Syrah Sep22

Que Syrah Syrah

By darmyers Syrah is seductive, spicy, and just plain delicious. Genetically it’s the same grape as Shiraz, but Syrah tends to come out of the Old World, where as Shiraz is more New World. Which is why they tend to be done in very different styles. It is grown …read more Source: Wine-In My...

How Merlot Can You Go Sep15

How Merlot Can You Go

By darmyers Ever since Paul Giamatti said ‘I’m not drinking any f*&kin’ Merlot’ in the movie Sideways, Merlot has take a bit of a bad rap. Merlot, however, has a noble history. The earliest recorded mentions date back to 1784 when a local official called this dark wine from the …read more Source: Wine-In My...

Grape From The Heart Sep08

Grape From The Heart

By darmyers I couldn’t get the song ‘Straight From The Heart’ by Bryan Adams out of my head yesterday, so I decided to use that as the basis of this week’s wine blog. I do love wine so these wines come ‘grape from the heart’, if you’ll pardon the pun, are beautiful …read more Source: Wine-In My...

National Red Wine Day Sep01

National Red Wine Day

By darmyers Tuesday past was National Red Wine Day and I found myself the subject of a radio interview, on Mix 96-5, a radio station here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was trying to upload the interview, but I can’t seem to be able to do it on this site. <img data-attachment-id="5428" …read more Source: Wine-In My...

morALE brewsters launches in Oromocto NB Aug29

morALE brewsters launches in Oromocto NB

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Oromocto, NB) – morALE brewsters is opening about 20 kilometres southeast of Fredericton in the town of Oromocto. The nanobrewery is a team of four serving military members and one military wife that includes Rémi Lévesque, Nicholas Matheson, Bruno Plamondon, Samuel Roy and Johanna Osborne. They all …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Why Is This Wine Expensive? Aug25

Why Is This Wine Expensive?

By darmyers Dating back to when I was studying to become a Sommelier, the #1 question has always been ‘What makes a good wine’? My answe? A wine that you like. Question #2 has always been ‘Why are some wines more expensive than others’? Now that answer is …read more Source: Wine-In My...

Boxing Rock Brewing  Expands to Halifax North End in Unique Partnership Aug20

Boxing Rock Brewing Expands to Halifax North End in Unique Partnership

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Shelburne, NS) – Boxing Rock Brewing will expand both their brewing capacity and retail presence in HRM by partnering with the Local Source Market in the North End of Halifax. The unique partnership, “Test Kitchen” is located adjacent to the Local Source catering kitchen & bakery, …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Wine A Little, Wine A Lot Aug18

Wine A Little, Wine A Lot

By darmyers My apologies to my family and friends who have had to endure me complaining about the high temperatures over the past few weeks. I’m sorry, but extremely high temperatures are no different than extremely low temperatures. They both suck! I have been vacationing with family in town and there …read more Source: Wine-In My...

It’s Wine-Thirty Folks Aug04

It’s Wine-Thirty Folks

By darmyers It’s a long weekend here in Nova Scotia, with Monday being the Natal Day holiday. Do you find in the Summer everything feels like a reason to get together and enjoy a beverage? It’s like Summer is one big patio party, and I’m OK with that. One …read more Source: Wine-In My...

Exercise and Wine Jul28

Exercise and Wine

By darmyers There is a lot of truth in the abovce cartoon. Lets face it, drinking wine is always more fun than exercising! I am in the process of training for a half marathon, my very first one. Last year I ran my first 16.2K when I ran the …read more Source: Wine-In My...

The Harbour Brewing Company Opens in Musquodoboit Harbour Jul27

The Harbour Brewing Company Opens in Musquodoboit Harbour

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Musquodoboit Harbour, NS) – The Harbour Brewing Company will be opening for business on July 28th at Noon at 7955 Highway 7 in Musquodoboit Harbour. Chris Downey, who you may remember from Nine Locks Brewing and Spindrift Brewing, has opened his own brewery.They decided to open the 1 …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Hop To It Brewing : More than Just the 19th Hole Jul26

Hop To It Brewing : More than Just the 19th Hole

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) A small craft brewer north of Moncton is currently serving a single customer in Irishtown but hoping like others to grow. I recently got to ask owner and brewer Luke Rasmussen of Hop To It Brewing a few questions about his operation and plans MBR: What made you …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse Coming to Dartmouth Jul24

Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse Coming to Dartmouth

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Dartmouth, NS) – Upstreet Craft Brewing is coming to Dartmouth and hoping third, or is it fourth, time lucky at 612 Windmill Road. They have teamed up with Bill Pratt of Chef Inspired Group, founder of Cheese Curds: Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie and Habaneros …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

Uncle Leo's Opens Quayside Beer Garden in Pictou Jul24

Uncle Leo's Opens Quayside Beer Garden in Pictou

By noreply@blogger.com (Todd Beal) (Pictou, NS) – Uncle Leo’s Brewery have opened up a Craft Beer Garden in Pictou Nova Scotia called Quayside Beer Garden. It has spectacular views of Pictou Harbour on the pier next to the replica of the Ship …read more Source: Maritime Beer...

A Grape Debate Jul21

A Grape Debate

By darmyers The wine industry is always changing. 2017 saw some frightening changes with the massive wildfires in the Napa region of California, and what that will mean for California wine. 2018 saw massive frost hit late in some Nova Scotia vineyards which saw a loss of 50% of the …read more Source: Wine-In My...