Our Beers

We started our brewery brewing just two flagship beers: Cereal Killer Oatmeal Stout and Kitchen Party Pale Ale. These still remain as part of our year round line up. We have added Ready Yer Knot…Regatta Red Irish Red Ale, and Bitter Get’er India Black IPA as our other two year rounds. We also like to keep our brewing interesting, so are constantly producing single or limited batches of one-off or seasonal beers, as detailed below. Find us soon at a Nova Scotian tap near you, or drop by our brewery or the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market to get yourself a pint or growler of our beer.

Rasputin

RA RA Rasputin

RA RA Rasputin is one devious barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout and marks our first ever bottle release. This beer was aged in recently dumped single malt whisky barrels from Cape Breton’s Glenora Distillery and the result is fiery warm with deep chocolate, roast and coffee flavours, and a vanilla caramel nose.  Turn up the Boney M!

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ABV: 10.5%

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Cerberus American IPA

Cerberus is the 3 headed hellhound of organic American style India Pale Ales.  Abundantly bitter and deeply aromatic, this Cerberus is a single batch, limited edition conspired by the brewers of the 3 Nova Scotian craft breweries producing Certified Organic Craft Beer; Big Spruce Brewing, Propeller Brewing and Tatamagouche Brewing.  Available in 650 ml bomber for a limited time only!

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Kitchen Party Pale Ale

A dry hopped, full bodied pale ale with hints of citrus and pine. Solidly bitter and wonderfully aromatic, this beer pairs well with all foods.

IBU: 33

ABV: 5.8%

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Cereal Killer Oatmeal Stout

A rich, moderately dry stout with deep chocolate, liquorice and coffee flavours. This stout will convert even the most fearful of dark beer drinkers!

IBU: 28

ABV: 5.4%

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Ready Yer Knot… Regatta Red Ale

Brewed in the Irish tradition, this smooth tasting beer is remarkably easy to drink. Well balanced hop additions compliment a malty mouth feel and make this a perfect go to red ale.

IBU: 22

ABV: 5.0%

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Tim’s Dirty American IPA

This is an occasional one-off beer we brew in honour of Brewnoser Tim Gregory, who won our inaugral Homebrew Challenge in December of 2013. Heavily dry hopped with Simcoe hops, this is a well balanced, caramel rich, deeply aromatic beer. We brew and release this as and when we can get a hold of the rare Simcoe hop!

IBU: 69

ABV: 6.4%

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Bitter Get’er India Black IPA

A bracingly bitter yet well balanced IPA that is brewed with Organic Carafa Malt and Sinamar for body and a distinct black colour. Bitter Get’er India is hopped continuously throughout the boil and then dry-hopped post fermentation. Hop Heads wanted!

IBU: 124

ABV: 6.6%

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You Spin Me White Round

This is a Wheat IPA brewed at Big Spruce together with Sawdust City Brewing of Gravenhurst, Ontario. First brewed in February of 2014, it adds the body and head retention qualities of malted organic wheat to a traditional American style IPA recipe. First wort hopped with Magnum hops for a zesty apricot flavour, and finished with Chinook and Amarillo for flavour and aroma, this beer is unique.

IBU: 67

ABV: 6.5%

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The Whole 9 Yards

Enriched with a big helping of roast barley for colour and fullness of flavour, this is a malty beer, modestly bittered, and brewed to celelbrate our 1st anniversary.

IBU: 27

ABV: 6.0%

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Left Breton Organic Conspiracy Imperial IPA

This Imperial IPA is exclusively brewed with certified organic leaf hops from Canada’s only 2 Organic, on farm Microbreweries – Crannog Ales of Sorrento, BC, and Big Spruce Brewing. In 2013 it was brewed at each brewery, on separate dates, for limited release in growlers and select tap accounts. The Crannog Ales farm is called Left Fields, and Big Spruce’s farm is called Breton Fields. Heavily bittered with Galena hops, this IIPA is flavoured and aroma hopped with Willamette and Chinook, then dry hopped with Cascade.

IBU: 81

ABV: 7.4%

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Hoppily Married Harvest IPA

Brewed in early September and after weeks of hard work harvesting hops from our hop yard, this is a wet hopped beer that is all about featuring the best of the hops from our hop yard.

IBU: 80

ABV: 6.3%

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Tip of the Spear Spruce Tip IPA

Brewed in early July when the new growth tips on wild Cape Breton black spruce tips drop, this is hoppy, full bodied and deeply rich IPA brewed with black spruce tips added to the end of the boil. Don’t miss it! Normally released late July.

IBU: 63

ABV: 6.0%

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