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Archive for December 2015

Sunken Ledge

Published by emily on Tue, 12/29/2015 - 13:45

The time has finally come. We have been itching to make a traditional porter for a long time. Sunken Ledge is a tribute to our good friend Toby Chambers, who was instrumental in the construction of Boxing Rock…and who also brews an amazing porter of his own at home in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Those of you who have visited the brewery will know our tanks all have names, and the first batch of Sunken Ledge fermented in the tank we named Toby.

On Toby’s recommendation we used Golden Promise pale ale malt as the base for this medium-bodied, mildly bittered porter. It pours a deep mahogany colour with a persistent tan head and there is a subtle molasses aroma as you bring the glass to your lips. The flavours that follow are of dark chocolate and coffee, in fact the coffee taste lingers pleasantly…gently encouraging the next sip.

Smooth, lightly carbonated and very drinkable, Sunken Ledge is a porter that pays tribute to the tradition of a great beer style and the tradition of great friends who are there when you need them most.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, Sunken Ledge is a shoal in Shelburne Harbour, and as far as we can tell has never been responsible for sinking a ship.

Sunken Ledge: 5% ABV, 21 IBU available at select NSLC Stores and Private Wine Stores next week, Seaport and Alderney Farmers Markets this Saturday and direct from the brewery in beautiful Shelburne now!


Published by henry on Sat, 12/19/2015 - 08:11

Triskaidekaphobia is not a beer for the superstitious.

Brewed on Friday, November 13th, 2015 in collaboration with Big Spruce Brewing, and the Ladies' Beer League, this Imperial American Brown Ale perfectly blends roasty and chocolate flavours, alcohol warmth, and depth of character.

We conditioned it on sweet cherries and split vanilla beans, which resulted in a beautiful complexity. It will leave you yearning for more.

Triskaidekaphobia is a one off batch of #NSCraft Conspiracy Series ale, and once it's gone, it may never return….

Triskaidekaphobia is an extremely limited release, and is now available at Bishop's Cellar, Rockhead Beer and Wine Market, Harvest Wines, and Cristall Wine Merchants.
It will also be available for a limited time at our booths at the Halifax Seaport Market, and Alderney Farmer's Market.
Of course, it will also be available at our retail store at our brewery in beautiful Shelburne.