Cereal Killer (oatmeal stout)
“We’ve done a few Big Spruce tap takeovers and they’ve been hugely successful, because that’s the only way you can have its beers at home.” —Jenny Gammon, Bishop’s Cellar
Bad Apple Brewhouse
Produced in a backyard garage brewery in Berwick. “Some variation batch-to-batch, you’ll normally find this beer showing as the perfect example of a west-coast IPA, with a dry, refreshing finish, ultra-simple malt bill and a huge, expressive hop nose displaying citrus and stone fruit aromas.” —Chris Reynolds, Stillwell
The Vicar’s Cross, (double IPA)
Boxing Rock Brewing Co.
“This double IPA was a winner for me as soon as they started producing it. A very well balanced beer that has the bitterness I enjoy.” —Todd Beal, Maritime Beer Report
Lyon’s Brook, N.S.
Beechwood smoked malt gives this rich smoke flavours. At 6.8% alcohol, it’s full-bodied and smooth, with more balanced flavours than you’ll find in most smoked beers.
Nor’easter Ale (American strong ale)
A strong offering with a bitter hop bite and a rich amber colour. Find it at the Hubbards and Bridgewater farmers’ markets.
Sons of Hector (brown ale)
Often compared to a porter, this smooth beer features dried fruit notes.