Barbecue Brews

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Victoria DeCourcy, NSLC Retail Product Specialist | Beer Building Blocks Summertime is here, and if you’re like me, you heard the angels sing Hallelujah when you peeled off the barbecue cover. If you’re particular about your grill, you know your pride is at ‘steak’ (pun intended) when you’re cooking for guests. When it comes to…

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Crafty Lagers

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Rayell Swan, Retail Product Specialist, The Port In recent years, craft beer had become synonymous with high hops, bold flavours, and bitter ales. Light, crisp lagers were a footnote, often associated with big breweries, and rarely made their way into the craft beer conversation. There is now rising demand for craft lager from an audience…

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Q THE BREW

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Is there anything more classically summer than beer and the barbecue? This summer, cue the brew when it comes to matching grilled fare. Beer’s versatility means there’s a brew for everything that comes off the grill, but it also means if you want to take your beer and barbecue entertaining up a notch, don’t just serve any…

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Noggins Farm Cidery

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  By Tika Jakobsen “Eat local. Buy local. Support local.” Noggins Farm encourages healthy choices in Nova Scotia’s communities. In 1760, the Bishop family began farming a thousand acres. With cows, orchards, and fields of veggies, the farm was exactly what comes to mind when you think of an old farmstead. Apples are the family’s…

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It Begins with the Apples

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STUTZ and Shipbuilders Cider share more than a common cider maker, Brendan Enright — they both are crafted from 100 per cent Nova Scotia grown apples in Windsor, the gateway to the Annapolis Valley. STUTZ uses 7 apple varieties and Shipbuilders 8, but they aren’t the same. According to Barbara Thomson, who creates cider recipes…

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No Boats on Sunday Cider

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“It’s the simple things in life that bring us the greatest joy” Andrew Peller’s words have served as the core value of “Andrew Peller Limited” since 1961, when he established the winery—then called “Andres Wine” because of its similarity to his baptismal name, Andreas, but with a slight French air. The winery would later grow…

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Spindrift: Setting a New Course for Craft

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Andy Armstrong speaks passionately and confidently about Spindrift, his new Dartmouth-based brewery. He has good reason to. The brewery was launched in 2016 as a partnership between Armstrong and Andrew Bell, both of whom have enjoyed success in beverage alcohol representation and other businesses, which gives them a fundamental understanding of the logistics of running…

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