Home brewers, start your kettles... Our 6th Annual Home Brew-Off is right around the corner!
Once again we've partnered with the gang at The Noble Grape to showcase the talents of our local home brewers. Selected by BJCP Certified Judges, the Gold Medal winner will be invited to join our brewmaster Daniel Girard in brewing a full-sized batch of their recipe for packaging and release as a limited edition seasonal beer.
The 2014 style is Weizen - A spicey & fruity, refreshing German wheat ale! Not for the faint of heart, this brew should be aromatic, highly-carbonated & hazy... MMM...
If you love craft beer, local food, and good times, this event is for you. The event will be based on our "7 Rooms. 7 Experiences" platform, and here's exactly what we have in store for you:
THE SWEET ROOM (1/7)
Indulge yourself with delicious beer cakes from Scanway and beer infused ice cream from Dee Dee's Ice Cream. The best of both worlds.
THE ORCHARD ROOM (2/7)
Celebrate Nova Scotian cider and Nova Scotian pork. Chef Geir Simensen from the Stubborn Goat Gastropub will entertain our palettes all evening long while all guests will have the opportunity to have some of Atlantic Canada's best cider from Stutz, Shipbuilder's, and Bulwark.
THE CASK ROOM (3/7)
Imagine a room full of casks. Wait...correction. Experience a room full of one-off casks lovingly made by some of Nova Scotia's top brewmasters. Then treat yourself to some culinary delights from Chef Richard Sanford of Durty Nelly's, as he will be showcasing Nova Scotian beef for your pleasure.
THE HALIFAX CLUB ROOM (4/7)
Once again, the Halifax Club's Chef Francis Nelson will be putting on a seafood show for all the lucky ticket holders. And why not have some delicious craft brews from Sea Level Brewing (Port Williams) while you're in there?
THE CRAFT BREWER'S ROOM (5/7)
Explore the range of craft beer made right here in Halifax. On hand will be Granite Brewing, Bridge Brewing, Garrison Brewing, Hart & Thistle Gatropub, Propeller Brewing, Rockbottom Brewpub, and Rogues Roost. Each will showcase what they do best, while the crew from the Agricola Street Brasserie will fulfill our culinary desires. On top of that, we will have presentations from local brewmasters throughout the evening.
THE PLAN B KARAOKE EXPERIENCE (6/7)
Let Plan B and comedian Bill Wood rock your world. Take to the stage and let your wildest dreams will come true. Karaoke is inda house, Plan B style. Local Source will be feeding hungry patrons while Boxing Rock (Shelburne) and Hell Bay (Liverpool) whet your whistle.
SAUSAGE FEST JUNIOR (7/7)
For those who have been reminiscing about last August's Sausage Fest, or for those who simply missed all the festivities, we're dedicating this room to you! One of the big star from this summer's first ever Sausage Fest, Pete's, will be showcasing the Nova Scotian sausage while you get to enjoy fresh brews from Big Spruce (Baddeck) and Uncle Leo (Lyons Brook).