Monday, August 8, 2011

Seaport Beer Fest!

I survived the Beer on The Pier / Halifax Beer Fest or whatever name you want to give it and what a good time it was trying out all the different kinds of beer I could in the 2 hours we were there. Now unfortunately I can't get an in depth review of all the beers I got to try but I did scribble them down and gave them a rating as I went along as well as some side notes. This also proved to be a difficult task however as the taste buds got tired the further along we got.

Here's the official list:

  1. Picaroon's - Irish Red - 3/5
  2. Schnitzer Brau Organic -  This was a gluton-free beer but in my opinion this beer's aroma and taste were just off. Not to mention the beer was quite warm when pored for me. - 1.5/5
  3. Flying Monkeys Brewry - Smashbomb Atomic IPA - Very good IPA as I love my IPA's - 4.5/5
  4. HARP Lager - Very light and refreshing, crisp - 3.5/5
  5. Krombacher Pils - 4/5
  6. Stutz Cider - n/a - I felt like giving this local cider a try, it was nice, light and refreshing as you'd assume in the warm summer heat.
  7. Acadie-broue Brune - As an Acadian myself I was excited to see this here. Was a dark beer with a mixture of Grapefruit and Choclate, not bad. - 3.5/5
  8. Spearhead Brewing - Hawaiian style pale ale - Infused with pineapples - 4/5
  9. Pumphouse - Thai wheat - 2/5
  10. Pumphouse - S.O.B. - 3.5/5
  11. Brouweri Huyghe - Fruli Strawberry Ale - This one is running a fine line between hard juice and beer but very tasty nonetheless, if you like fruit flavored beer this is a must try - 4/5
  12. Gahan House Pub & Brewery - Island Red Amber - 3/5
  13. L'abrie de la Tempete - Corps Mort - This one was a smokey barleywine that was unamously dubbed "Bacon Beer" by a lot of the people who tried it and I'l have to agree. Who doesn't like Bacon? 4/5
  14. Picaroon's Summer Ale - 3/5


  1. Hey Joe,
    Looks like they gave you the shitty Pumphouse beers. Next time around, try Pumphouse Cadian Ale or Pumhouse Blueberry Ale, two of my favorites!


  2. They had about 8 Pumphouse there, I just picked the S.O.B. as it looked like something I might like. My friend had the thai wheat which neither of us liked. Il definitely give a try to the Cadian Cream Ale at some point.