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

(and free oysters!)

I’ll be honest, this was the part of the event summary that caught my eye. Afishionado Fishmongers out of Halifax came to Sackville last night to do an info session on their Catch of the Week subscription program. Both before and after the presentation, which was held at the Sackville Commons, the lovely Hana Nelson brought … Continue reading (and free oysters!)