A legacy, brewed and bottled

A legacy, brewed and bottled

From a tiny brewery with no intent to bottle to an undeniable anchor in an ever-growing craft community, this year Propeller Brewing Co. celebrates 20 years of making beer.
"I remember being in really good shape when I worked downstairs," John Allen says.

Limestone Group pours up a taste of the islands

In efforts to share Caribbean culture, they’re bringing Bahamian-inspired, tropical fruit-infused brews to Halifax’s craft beer scene.
Want to win a trip to the Caribbean? Well, hopefully, a contest comes along soon.

Lake City Cider blossoms this summer

Poet Comeau is bringing a tasty beer alternative to downtown Dartmouth.
Lake City Cider 35 Portland Street Opens in June Poet Comeau had a realization just over a year ago, when the company she worked for dissolved.

Headline brews: the Canadian Brewing Awards land in Halifax

This weekend movers, shakers and beer-makers from across the country are in town for the CBAs’ 16th year
If you’re wondering why the Canadian Brewing Awards are such a big deal, consider the numbers.

Sourwood Cider plays with unfiltered, raw flavour

They've got the funk
“I get pretty obsessed and nerdy with everything I get into,” says Jake Foley, half of up-and-comer on the craft scene, Sourwood Cider.

In a sour mood? Here’s 7 superb beers you have to try

Sour beers are having a moment and we are here for it.
People’s taste buds evolve and the trends evolve,” says Jeremy Taylor, head brewer and co-owner at 2 Crows Brewing.

Five beers to sip in the spring sun

With patio season on its way, we asked Nova Scotia breweries about the new and seasonal stuff they have on tap.

I’ll have what they’re having

Brewmasters dish on what they knock back after hours.
“It depends on my mood and the weather and if I’ve had a long day at work or not. I like a clean lager after a long day at work, but if I’m having a meal I’ll have something with more flavour—right now I’m liking Tatamagouche’s Deception Bay, Abyss by Spindrift, or Roof Hound is doing some great stuff . I’m a pretty equal opportunity beer drinker.” —Jeremy Taylor, brewmaster at 2 Crows Brewing Company

Craft beer conflict

An update on the beef between the NSLC and local brewers.
The NSLC and local craft beer are in a relationship, but it's complicated. The topic has caught the attention of beer lovers across the province, especially since Unfiltered Brewing filed a lawsuit against the NSLC last summer.

Good for what ales you

Making a case for using medicinal ingredients in brewing.
The morning hangover—remember it?

One year of beer—2017’s festivals, special events and celebrations

Hop to it, and make all of your drinking dates in advance with this round up of some of the region’s biggest beer events.
Big Spruce's 4th Anniversary: RA RA Rasputin Fest Sat, April 1 Stillwell, 1672 Barrington Street

Apples to apples: 5 local ciders to try

The cider scene is blossoming, and we’re drinking up the fruits of its labour.

Put a label on it

Spotlighting stellar local beer labels and logos.
North Brewing Company Gus’ 65m Ale Jill Jackson—owner of Jill + Jack Paper—was one of the artists behind North’s series of illustrated labels all designed by women.

10 Nova Scotia beers you have to try

Local craft drink tank 902 Brewcast picks a perfect 10-piece sampler pack.
2 Crows Brewing Co. Liesse Table Beer Citrusy.

Drink up the Beer Guide

A look at the craft scene, from an organic malt house, to a Beer Bus to local carbonation innovation

Malt teaser: the goods on Horton Ride Malt & Grain Co.

Tapping into Nova Scotia’s first malt house
You're out for a pint, minding your own business, when your beer-nerd friend—everyone has one—starts on a rant about the full, rich, enticing body of their chosen brew.

Get on the bus

Sip your way around the city with Taste Halifax’s latest tour offering—the Beer Bus.
The smoky flavour of Good Robot's Samsquamptch!, the hoppiness of Garrison's India Pale Ale and the malty aroma of Sea Level Brewing's Rojo Mojo Red may be more familiar to some Haligonians than others.

Locks and load: adventures with Dartmouth’s new brewery

Nine Locks Brewing has arrived in Dartmouth, inspiring a can-do attitude for beer-fueled adventure.
Nine Locks Brewing, owned by Danny and Shaun O'Hearn, officially graced the craft brewery scene with its presence last week.

Wizz kid, Guy Tipton

Guy Tipton has changed the local craft brewing game with his at-home invention, the bubble-making FizzWizz.
Guy Tipton says his invention, the FizzWizz, came to be quite unexpectedly.

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Big Taps


Big Taps

posted by ANDY MURDOCH, Mar 12/09

How much draught bers do the big bars sell in Halifax? comments      1

Dark Matters


Dark Matters

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A round up of locals stouts and porters comments      4

Brewing from field to glass


Brewing from field to glass


Randy Lawrence and his Sea Level Brewery isn't just tied to The Port Pub in Port Williams, it's tied to the land and all the ingredients used in beer making. comments      1


Another skill testing question

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Where are the good quiz nights, anyhow? comments      1

Hop on up!


Hop on up!

posted by ANDY MURDOCH, Mar 12/09

A new generation of India Pale Ales pack a strong, hoppy punch and Pumphouse brewmaster Greg Nash is their champion. comments      0


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