Rockbottom Brew Pub

9 Aug

Local Beer - Rockbottom BreweryI make a habit of checking out restaurants that A. brew their own beer and B. offer sampler trays of said beer.  What the big beer brands have in marketing, microbreweries often make up for in devotion to well-crafted, flavourful beer.  I had it on good authority from several people on Twitter that Greg Nash, Rockbottom’s (@RockbotmBrewpub) brewer, is the local superstar of craft beer.  Thanks to @monochromegod and @benwedge for pointing me in the right direction.

Rockbottom’s flight of beer is $6 for six samples.  It includes their four regular beers and two seasonal selections.  Their regular choices include Fathom IPA, Big Water Brown, Jacktar Stout and Deadwood Wheat.  Of these, the Fathom IPA really stood out.  It’s hoppy like an IPA should be, but it’s kept in check by the notes of citrus and grapefruit pith, giving it some sweetness to go with the bitterness. Menu at Rockbottom Brew Pub

The summer seasonals are the Hasakappu Weisseand and Mangled.  I’m not a huge fan of mango anything, and I was skeptical of a mango beer, but this ale blew me away.  With that sample it took its place as my summer beer of choice.

Growlers from Rockbottom

I didn’t have time to follow up the sampler with a full pint, but, luckily, Rockbottom has jumped on the Growler train.  You have to pre-order at least a day in advance, but it is worth the wait.  We picked up a growler of the Mangled to share with friends over the weekend.

Rock Bottom will be one of the breweries taking part in this year’s Halifax Seaport Beerfest  (@SeaportBeerFest), which takes place tomorrow and Saturday.  The festival will feature more than 200 beers.  We’ll be re-tasting brews from Rock Bottom, along with 8 other Maritime breweries taking part in this weekends event.

@DrewMooreNS

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3 Responses to “Rockbottom Brew Pub”

  1. onestopbackpackers August 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Awesome post, I miss a nice IPA!

  2. artzent August 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Ooooooh, I would go for the beer alone!

  3. the audacious amateur blogger August 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

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