Tap Talk 15.06.2017

Acadian-Philadelphia (Beer Cocktail) – from the Distillerie Fils du Roy: Layer a nut-brown ale with a spruce ale. Sip, and remember, with great solemnity, le Grand Dérangement. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, Évangéline, was published 170 years ago this week, in 1847. It tells the story of two lovers, Évangéline Bellefontaine and Gabriel Lajeunesse, who … Continue reading Tap Talk 15.06.2017


Sackville Refugee Response Coalition

I have been woefully remiss in my blog posting of late. There is good reason for this, though, I promise. Let me explain: in the fall of 2015, I became involved with the Sackville Refugee Response Coalition (SRRC): a voluntary alliance of organizations and individuals formed to engage Sackvillains in welcoming refugee families as new … Continue reading Sackville Refugee Response Coalition

Tap Talk 01.06.2017

Muskoka Moonlight Kettle Series: Cool As Cuke (Muskoka Brewery, Bracebridge, ON): 4.7%; 30 IBU - With Ontario-grown hops, and locally sourced natural ingredients, Cool As Cuke perfectly balances the unique, refreshing flavours of cucumber with the essence of a classic American Pale Ale. Picaroons Pivot #1 DIPA (Picaroons Traditional Ales, Fredericton, NB): 8%; 80 IBU … Continue reading Tap Talk 01.06.2017

Tap Talk 25.05.2017

A day late (but hopefully not a dollar short!) - here's what's on tap at the Sackville ANBL Growler bar this week: Mad and Noisy Hops and Bolts India Pale Lager (Creemore Springs, Creemore, ON): 5.3%; 60 IBU - This beauty combines the best components of a European Lager, a West Coast IPA and an English Pale … Continue reading Tap Talk 25.05.2017

Tap Talk 18.05.17

On tap this week - starting today! - at Alcool NB Liquor Sackville: (Notes courtesy of Mr. Sackvillain) PEI Brewing After Hours Seasonal: Blood Orange IPA (PEI Brewing Company, Charlottetown, PEI): 6.5%; 68 IBU This is an East Coast, American-style juicy (literally) IPA: it is infused with organic blood orange juice. You will get aromatic hoppy notes … Continue reading Tap Talk 18.05.17

The Sackville Waterfowl Park

Every day after work I walk home through the Waterfowl Park: it is the best part of my day. Yesterday afternoon, for the first time in a couple of weeks, the sun was actually shining, so I couldn’t resist stopping to take a few pictures of the folks I saw along the way. I even … Continue reading The Sackville Waterfowl Park

Tap Talk 11.05.2017

Last Saturday night, Mr. Sackvillain and I were lucky enough to be able to attend the Rotary Club of Sackville’s Spring Bash. It was held at Tantramar Regional High School, and featured wine, beer, and spirit tasting from 7-9pm, followed by a dance, with live music by Freefall. This was our first time being able to … Continue reading Tap Talk 11.05.2017


You have to be tough to live where we live. Especially when it’s May 10th, rainy, and 6 degrees Celsius, and you know that this weekend (Mother’s Day) usually marks the beginning of camping season in the Maritimes! Our winters can be long and harsh; spring lasts about two weeks (if we don’t skip it … Continue reading Survivors

The Backyard Devils

Mr. Sackvillain and I had the great pleasure to attend a fabulous concert at the Vogue Cinema on Thursday with some like-minded music-loving friends. Great company, and great music (and a beer or glass of wine) – what more could we ask for?? First, a little about the venue – ‘The Vogue’ was built in … Continue reading The Backyard Devils

Thursday Tap Talk 04.05.2017

May the Fourth be with you! Tapped on May 4, 2017 at the Sackville ANBL: Garrison Seasonal: Peanut Butter & Jelly (Garrison Brewing Company, Halifax, NS): 4.8% Alc/Vol. A Saturday lunchtime special? A blend of Garrison’s popular Raspberry wheat and their legendary Nut Brown, this ale starts off with clearly berry notes and ends with a … Continue reading Thursday Tap Talk 04.05.2017