Friday, November 9, 2012

What's Goin' On?

A lot, really. There's the Aleanders rum-barrel projects for one - more on that some other day.

I just thought I'd make a quick note about a few new things at the PEILCC:

  • Gahan / PEI Brewing Co. has bottled their Sydney Street Stout for the first time, and are selling it as a "limited release" kind of deal. It's pricier than their regular offerings - $4.25 vs. $3.60. I'll tell you later if it's worth it.
  • Remember the Beer Festival in September? Well, a couple of exhibitors had some extra beer, and one of them is finally getting sold: Quidi Vidi's Iceberg beer. Thank god this thing's novel and in a cool blue bottle, because at $3.95 for a rather average beer, it'd be sitting on the shelves forever. 
  • Granville Island continues its sneaky infiltration... its fourth offering on the Island has hit the shelves: Lions Winter Ale - if I remember correctly... I had one last December and it reminded me of cream soda. It wasn't what I expected, but I still kind of liked it. More on that one some other day, too.
  • And, oh yeah - in a regular "wow, we missed the right time for that one" kind of release, Sam Adams' Summer Ale is now available, too. Sheesh. 

3 comments:

  1. That's hilarious about the Sam Adams Summer... normally, beer stores have it on the shelf too EARLY, like around March or April. Way to break the mold, PEILCC!

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  2. I'd love to see ANBL carry the Granville Island line. Does PEI get some of the other pseudo-"craft" beers like Creemore and Hop City regularly?

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    1. We do now, yes. Creemore was added in the summer (Pils and Lager), and Barking Squirrel is here in cans and kegs at least. We're still behind the times and have a weird mix (good stuff like Orval, for example), but things are moving and improving overall.

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