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KÖLSCH

Colour
IBU15
Alc./Vol 4.6
History

A New Brunswick twist on a German tradition. Using imported German Pilsner malt and a helping of local two-row barley, we’ve created a beer of golden colour and subtle malt character with slight grassy notes that is dry and crisp with a clean finish.  IT’S JUST BEER. Now available in 341ml bottle 6 packs for the first time in Picaroons’ history. EAST KÖLSCH LIFESTYLE

Music pairing

ALL MUSIC FROM NEW BRUNSWICK

Food pairing

DONAIRS & FIDDLEHEADS

N/A
N/A
German Pilsner, Two Row Barley
Amarillo
YEAR ROUND
N/A

Best Bitter

English Bitter Ale

Colour
IBU37
Alc./Vol 5.2%
History

One of the very first Picaroons beers, initially brewed in 1995 when at the time it was considered an “extreme beer.” It was designed by Alan Pugsley and was originally named “Piper’s Best Bitter.”

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, Medium Cheddars , DONAIRS

Floral
Toffee / Nutty / Caramel
Maris Otter, Crystal 240, Wheat
Cascade, Willamette, Tettnang, Mt. Hood
Year Round
N/A

Winter Warmer

English-style Barley Wine

Colour
IBU35
Alc./Vol 7.5%
History

First brewed in 1996, Winter Warmer was originally called “Old Red Nosed” and was bottled in 650ml bottles.

Music pairing

Hot Toddy (RIP)

Food pairing

Wild boar, Foie gras, Crew brûlée, Blue cheese (Stilton, especially), DONAIRS

Sweet/Chocolate/Fruity
Caramel/Chocolate/Alcohol
Maris Otter, Canadian 2 Row, Chocolate, Crystal240, Wheat
Willamette, Goldings
Nov – March
Demerara

Irish Red

Irish Red

Colour
IBU22
Alc./Vol 4.8%
History

First brewed in March 1996 for the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews. The recipe was developed with the help of the Algonquin’s chef and was originally referred to as “The Algonquin Red,” but we had to change it because some other Algonquin beer existed. We then called it “Finian Irish Red,” but our Irish friends didn’t like it, so it finally became Picaroons Irish Red.

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Irish Lamb Stew, Sweet Potato Fries, Chicken Wings, Carrot Cake, DONAIRS

Roasty / Sweet / Malty
Malty / Spicy Hops
Maris Otter, Roaster Barley, Canadian 2 Row, Crystal240, Wheat
Goldings, Tettnang
Year Round
N/A

Yippee IPA

India Pale Ale

Colour
IBU85
Alc./Vol 6.5%
History

First brewed in 2006 before the days of this whole IPA cRaZe. The name Yippee IPA actually existed before the beer was ever brewed. We knew we needed a solid IPA to back that solid name and thus Picaroons’ first entry into the IPA world was born. *Label Drawing by Tom Giberson

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Aged cheddar cheese, Indian dishes (Chicken Tikka Masala, Samosas), Mexican Dishes (Burritos, chilli-stuffed peppers, quesadillas, etc.), Jerk chicken, Cajun – jambalaya, gumbo, Prime rib, Thai dishes, DONAIRS ***Beware, eater: spice + hops + alcohol = more spice! Go for a maltier beer of looking to douse the heat (DSN, MBF, Brown…)

Floral / Grapefruit
Grapefruit / Citrus
Maris Otter, Canadian Two Row, Crystal, Wheat
Cascade, Amarillo, Sorachi Ace
Year Round
N/A

Dark & Stormy Night

English Dunkel White

Colour
IBU16
Alc./Vol 4.8%
History

This was first brewed in 2006 as a winter organic beer to complement our Organic Dooryard Summer Ale. It is a recipe that was partially designed with the Weyerman Brewery in Bramburg. It was so popular that it made it into the full-time lineup. This beer is not based on the rum cocktail, but rather a line from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel Paul Clifford. For literary beer fans out there, check out the The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. *Label Drawing by Tom Giberson

Music pairing

Coming Soon

Food pairing

Roasted pork, Sweet breads, Goulash, Venison/deer, Dark Gravy Dishes (poutine, etc.), DONAIRS

Bread / Chocolate
Wheat / Chocolate / Toffee
Organic Wheat, Organic Pilsner, Organic Caramunich, Organic Munich, Organic Carafa
Organic Cascade
Year Round
N/A

Dooryard

English Wheat Ale

Colour
IBU14
Alc./Vol 4.5%
History

First brewed in the early days as “Picaroons Canadian Wheat Ale” and was only available on tap. Then it evolved into an all-organic recipe with added coriander and orange peel for this delicious hybrid Canadian-German-Belgian wheat ale.

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Lighter salads (Caesar, Mandarin, etc.), Brunch – omelettes, bacon, etc., Quiche, Fresh goat cheeses, Croque Monsieur, Sushi/sashimi, Lighter pasta dishes (seafood), DONAIRS

Bread / Citrus
Wheat / Orange / Coriander
Organic Wheat, Organic Pilsner
Organic Cascade
Seasonal. (April 22 – Mid-September)
N/A

Blonde

English Blonde Ale

Colour
IBU20
Alc./Vol 5%
History

The first Picaroons beer ever brewed! It was originally named “Crooked Log Blonde,” and then bottled as “Whale Ale” for a short while in 1999. Then it was simply renamed as Picaroons Blonde Ale in 2005.  *Label Drawing by Tom Giberson  

Music pairing

Coming Soon..

Food pairing

Mild Chicken/Turkey dishes, Mild Seafood, Nachos/Guacamole, Fajitas, Mild Brie cheese, DONAIRS

Earthy / Floral
Earthy / Cascade Hop
Maris Otter, Canadian 2 Row, Torrified Wheat, Crsytal 240
Cascade
Year Round
N/A

Simeon Jones

Amber Ale

Colour
IBU20
Alc./Vol 4.8%
History

First brewed in 1998, this amber ale was only on tap at the King’s Head Inn at King’s Landing. This was the first beer to be introduced into Picaroons’ signature 500ml bottle. Label credits go to the Communications branch of the Government of New Brunswick.

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Pizza (red sauce), Pasta (red sauce), Roasted/fried/grilled chicken (wings, etc.) Grilled sausages, Hamburgers, DONAIRS

Black Currant / Floral
Toffee / Light Bitterness
Maris Otter, Canadian 2 Row, Crystal240, Wheat
Willamette
Year Round
N/A

Man’s Best Friend

Porter

Colour
IBU30
Alc./Vol 5%
History

In 2006 Picaroons simply needed a porter, so Man’s Best Friend was born. RIP Hamish the brewery Scottish Terrier, who’s pictured on the label. *Label Drawing by Tom Giberson

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Meatloaf (the food), Ribs, Reuben sandwich, Moose / Mincemeat pie, (Light) Chocolate dishes, DONAIRS. (Ahem.. Black and Tans work really with Blonde and/or Feels Good Imperial Pilsner)

Earthy / Roasty
Earthy / Coffee
Maris Otter, Canadian 2 Row, Chocolate, Black, Melanoidin, Wheat
Tettnang
Year Round
N/A

Timber Hog

Irish Dry Stout

Colour
IBU29
Alc./Vol 5%
History

Timber Hog refers to a fictional New Brunswick forest animal and was even proposed as one of the brewery names in the early days. It was first brewed in 1996. *Label Drawing by Tom Giberson —–   Awards: 2011 CBA STOUT – GOLD 2010 CBA STOUT – BRONZE

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Oysters, Crab/lobster, Calamari, Beef stew (can even add the beer as a base) Anything Chocolate (Milk, Dark), Ham (prosciutto, pastrami, etc.), DONAIRS

Roasty/Coffee
Malty/Coffee/Chocolate
Maris Otter, Canadian 2 Row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black, Crystal 240, Wheat
Willamette, Mt. Hood
Year Round
N/A

Historical Brown Series

Brown

Colour
IBU30
Alc./Vol 4.2%
History

In 1859, postmaster general Charles Connell, a Carleton County loyalist, ordered new postage for New Brunswick. Uproar ensued in 1860 when the five-cent stamps appeared bearing Charles Connell’s own face, an error that soon resulted in his resignation. Most, though not all, specimens were destroyed and 115 years later, the extremely rare and valuable “Connell Stamp” is prized and sought by collectors around the world. For the rest of the story, visit the Carleton County Historical Society. Brewed in support of the Carleton County Historical Society and Connell House in Woodstock, N.B. (This beer is second in a series of beers supporting historically significant institutions in New Brunswick. First in the series was the “104th Regiment,” in support of the Fredericton Region Museum.)

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

BBQ (Steak, burgers, lamb chops, etc.), Mushroom based dishes (Portobello burger, mushroom risotto, etc.), Beef stew, Mild duck dishes, Seared scallops, DONAIRS

Earthy/Toffee
Earthy/Toffee
Maris Otter, Brown Malt, Canadian 2 Row, Chocolate, Crystal240, Wheat
Goldings, Fuggles
Year round
N/A

Plaid to the Bone

Pale Heather Ale

Colour
IBU20
Alc./Vol 4.5%
History

First brewed in 2012 in support of the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival in Fredericton, N.B. Though the name may suggest an aggressive and assertive brew, this is an easy-drinking pale ale made with real Scottish Heather tips.

Music pairing

Wings – Mull of Kintyre, The Mahones, The Real McKenzies, or just anything with BAGPIPES.

Food pairing

Smaller Wild game (partridge, rabbit, etc.), Herbaceous dishes, Margherita pizza, DONAIRS

Floral / Biscuity
Earthy / Floral
Golden Promise, Wheat
Tettnang, Saaz,
Year Round
N/A

Harvest Ale

Amber Ale

Colour
IBU63
Alc./Vol 5.5%
History

A golden amber ale made with New Brunswick malts and featuring lots of hops from various local providers in the Maritimes. The number of batches and hops change from year to year depending on the hop harvest. You can find out about your beer, your hops, and your farmer by visiting My Harvest, “Who’s Your Farmer?” 

Music pairing

The Olympic Symphonium, Earthbound Trio

Food pairing

(Batch Depending) If earthy hops: Turkey dinner, Squash/pumpkin/carrots/root vegetables, Charcuterie, DONAIRS If citrusy hops: Pork chops, Mild duck dishes, DONAIRS

Floral / Grassy
Grassy / Hoppy
N/A
N/A
Seasonal
N/A

Melon Head

Fruit Beer

Colour
IBU11
Alc./Vol 4.5%
History

A crisp pale ale infused with natural watermelon extract that has a cat on the label. A new cat every year, in fact, as we host our annual Melonhead Cat Contest every spring in which we literally receive thousands of cat pictures from around the country to melonheadcatcontest@gmail.com

Music pairing

80’s & 90’s mixed tapes.

Food pairing

Fresh goat cheese (mild), Light salads, BBQ chicken nachos, Mild cheesecake, Vanilla Ice Cream, DONAIRS

Watermelon
Watermelon / Wheat
Canadian 2 Row, Wheat
Amarillo
Seasonal
N/A

Maple Cream Ale

Cream Ale

Colour
IBU35
Alc./Vol 5%
History

First brewed in the spring of 2007. We love maple. We love beer. We needed a spring seasonal in our rotation; we simply did what any proper maple-loving brewer would do. *Label Drawing by Tom Giberson

Music pairing

Coming Soon

Food pairing

Breakfast/Brunch (waffles/pancakes and bacon/breakfast sausages), Grilled salmon Squash/pumpkin/sweet potatoes, Pecan/Pumpkin pie, DONAIRS

Malt/Maple
Roasty/Maple
Maris Otter, Canadian 2 Row, Chocolate, Crystal240, Wheat
Goldings. OTHER: REAL MAPLE SYRUP
March
N/A

FEELS GOOD Imperial Pilsner

Imperial Pale / Pilsner

Colour
IBU60
Alc./Vol 7%
History

First brewed in 2009 for “FEELS GOOD,” a local New Brunswick arts community. The group of artists, musicians, farmers and wonderful weirdos now host FEELS GOOD Folly Fest, New Brunswick’s hottest summer music festival in Gagetown.

Music pairing

Gordon Gets Lost, Earthbound Trio,

Food pairing

Shrimp , Salmon, Chowder, Mild Indian dishes, Roasted chicken dishes Risotto and other rice based dishes, DONAIRS

Floral
Grassy / Sweet / Crisp
N/A
N/A
Year Round
N/A

Kelp on the Way

DARK ALE… MADE W/ KELP!

Colour
IBU22
Alc./Vol 5.8%
History

Kelp on the Way – A robust dark ale made with real Atlantic sugar kelp as introduced to us by Dr. Thierry Chopin, professor of marine biology at the University of New Brunswick, and scientific director at the NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network.

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

DONAIRS

Smokey/Roasted
Roasted/Dry
N/A
FUGGLES & GOLDINGS
1-off / Keg only (For now… )
Made w/ Real organic Sugar Kelp

Selection Double IPA

India Pale Ale

Colour
IBUN/A
Alc./Vol 7.9%
History

A double IPA brewed with a special selection of hop varieties.

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

DONAIRS

N/A
N/A
N/A
ALL OF THEM
N/A
N/A

Parcel of Rogues

Session Ale

Colour
IBU20
Alc./Vol 4.2%
History

A session ale brewed for Fredericton’s The Lunar Rogue’s 25th anniversary in 2014; we still brew it from time to time.

Music pairing

Coming Soon

Food pairing

Brunch, Fish cakes, BLT sandwiches, Nachos/Kettle chips, A dram of scotch, DONAIRS

N/A
N/A
Marris Otter, Torrified Wheat, Crystal 240, Honey Malt, Mild Malt
Cascade, Willamette, Fuggles
THE LUNAR ROGUE PUB
N/A

Afterglow Aphrodisiac Ale

Weird?

Colour
IBU30
Alc./Vol 5.2%
History

A dark and chocolatey Valentine’s Day brew made each February with chocolate, ginseng and a dash of cayenne pepper. Giddy-up!

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

CHOCOLATE, DONAIRS

Sweet & Spicy
Full-Bodied
Marris Otter, 2-Row, Torrified Wheat, Chocolate, Crystal 240, Vienna
Cascade, Willamette, Mt. Hood
February
Chocolate, Cayenne, Ginseng Root, and Liquorice Root

Pride Sally Pride

Pale Ale

Colour
IBU20
Alc./Vol 5%
History

A pale ale brewed with Amarillo hops and natural apricot extract in support of Fredericton Pride

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Coming Soon…

Earthy, Apricot
Earthy, Apricot
MARIS OTTER, CANADIAN 2 ROW, TORRIFIED WHEAT, CRSYTAL 240
CASCADE
1-Off for PRIDE WEEK!
Real Apricot Extract

Gourd Browny

Brown Ale

Colour
IBU30
Alc./Vol 4.2%
History

A full and complete brown ale that has been tragically hopped with Fuggles and Goldings hops and infused with a special blend of pumpkin pie spices whipped up by the fine folks at Chess Piece Café in downtown Fredericton.

Music pairing

Coming Soon…

Food pairing

Pumpkin Pie, DONAIRS

Cinnamon, Earthy
Earthy, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
MARIS OTTER, BROWN MALT, CANADIAN 2 ROW, CHOCOLATE, CRYSTAL240, WHEAT
GOLDINGS, FUGGLES
1-OFF / Keg only / October
N/A

ESB-231

Extra Special Bitter

Colour
IBUN/A
Alc./Vol 6.2%
History

An extra-special bitter made with all New Brunswick malts and hops, brewed for the province’s 231st birthday in the summer of 2015.  

Music pairing

ALL MUSIC MADE IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Food pairing

DONAIRS

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Magnum PEI

Amber Ale

Colour
IBU63
Alc./Vol 5.5%
History

An amber ale made with a generous quantity of magnum hops from My Father’s Farm on Prince Edward Island. 

Music pairing

N/A

Food pairing

DONAIRS

FLORAL
HOPPY
N/A
Magnum Hops
1-off
N/A

Ginger Ale

Pale Ginger Ale

Colour
IBU18
Alc./Vol 4%
History

A one-off ale made with real ginger, rooibos tea and lemon peel. A community brew in support of Ginger Design’s five-year anniversary with a portion of proceeds going toward the Fredericton Community Foundation.

Music pairing

Bonnie Raitt.

Food pairing

Carrot Cake. DONAIRS.

N/A
N/A
Marris Otter, 2-Row, Malted Wheat, Torrified Wheat, Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Rye
Amarillo
1-off
Ginger, Rooibos Tea, and Lemon Peel

Tabulator

Extra Special Bitter

Colour
IBU42
Alc./Vol N/A
History

Brewed up in Fredericton after the 2014 election. A “conservative” extra-special bitter that is dry-hopped quite “liberally” with an “uncountable” quantity of “green” hops.

Music pairing

N/A

Food pairing

N/A

Floral, Green Hop
Nutty, Hoppy
N/A
N/A
1-Off. Kegged Only. Will not be brewed again.
N/A

Page Turner

Amber Session Ale

Colour
IBUN/A
Alc./Vol N/A
History

A one-off red ale made with local gooseberries for New Brunswick’s own Goose Lane Editions in 2013.

Music pairing

N/A

Food pairing

N/A

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Made with Gooseberries!

Ember Ale

Smoked Porter

Colour
IBU28
Alc./Vol 6%
History

A one-off smoked porter made for the opening of King Street Ale House in 2014 after its previous establishment, Garrison District Ale House, was destroyed by fire the year before.

Music pairing

Anything by Smokey Robinson

Food pairing

DONAIRS

Smokey, Earthy
Smokey, Roasted
Beachwood Smoked Malt
N/A
1-off / Kegged Only /
N/A

Eastbound & Down IPA

American style IPA

Colour
IBU70
Alc./Vol 6.5%
History

Our online-collab w/ Great Lakes Brewery for  TAPS Magazine‘s 2014 “CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS”, Downtown Fredericton!

Music pairing

N/A

Food pairing

N/A

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1-off
N/A