Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halifax's Rogues Roost Bought By The Murphy Group

Well, just like the title says, hot on the heels of buying the Hart & Thistle, PEI's Murphy Group has also purchased Rogues Roost, a longtime-popular craft brew destination in Halifax. The article says they plan to maintain the staff and brewer, and hope to work on / build the brand, perhaps even growing it in Nova Scotia, PEI, and bottling their beer at the PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown. They plan to stay at the current location, even after the upcoming development of the block.

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/prince-edward-island/topstories/rogues-roost-bought-by-pei-brewing-company-1.2815998

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Brewers' ABV Limit to be Raised


Good news here today. The PEILCC is going to change the regulations on how strong brewers can brew their beers. Up until now, the limit has been 6.5%. The article says we're supposed to be on par with other provinces in the future. Good news for our two existing breweries, the brewery-in-progress in town, and the rumored one in the Montague area.

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/prince-edward-island/topstories/p-e-i-microbreweries-able-to-produce-stronger-beer-1.2809043