Category Archives: Food & Drink

Five Beers We Loved From The Big Axe Craft Beer Festival

Last weekend Big Axe Craft Brewery kicked off the largest outdoor Craft Beer Festival in New Brunswick. The sold-out event in Nackawic brought people out to sample some of the best beer anywhere from brewers around Maritimes and even south of the border. Here’s a list of what appealed to our senses this year, and let us know if there’s anything you feel we should have included! Continue reading Five Beers We Loved From The Big Axe Craft Beer Festival

Five Awesome Summer Cocktails To Make With Blue Roof Vodka

Summer is here, and that means sitting on a nice hot patio hopefully with something cool and wet in ours hands. That leaves a lot of options, but with Blue Roof Distillers now producing their premium vodka here in New Brunswick we decided to visit Wilser’s Room in Fredericton to see what summer cocktails we could come up with. Continue reading Five Awesome Summer Cocktails To Make With Blue Roof Vodka

CövenHöven: Distillery Secretly Ages Rum At Kings Landing

Kings Landing is an interesting place. As New Brunswick’s chief live action museum and heritage preserve it’s a great space for the casual tourist to spend a day wandering about soaking up some old timeyness. For those willing to dig though, there’s plenty of stories, peculiar connections ,and apparently some closely guarded secrets.

For the last year CövenHöven Distillery have secretly been aging their rum on site for the last year. Now, before the product is officially available anywhere else, the distillery are offering tastings at Kings Landing all season long. Continue reading CövenHöven: Distillery Secretly Ages Rum At Kings Landing

Potatoes To Potent Potables – New Brunswick Farmers Produce New Vodka Line

Potatoes. God bless those earthy little miracles. They’re responsible for crisps, and poutine, and preventing Jonathan Swift from committing mass infanticide. Even in its passing from one to plane of existence to the next it gives us one final miracle, eau-de-vie – vodka.

Fortunately New Brunswick is a land blessed in starchy tubers, and now is home to the first farm-to-bottle distillery in Atlantic Canada. The Strang Family farm has long been associated with the spudsy wonders. The 6th generation farm (4th generation potato farmers) in Maiden, New Brunswick turns out over 20 million lbs of table grade potatoes a year. Now as Blue Roof Distillers they’ve found a way to make better use of all those potatoes that don’t make the grade. Continue reading Potatoes To Potent Potables – New Brunswick Farmers Produce New Vodka Line