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Seven Years Pale Ale from Breton Brewing Company of Sydney, Nova Scotia. This might be the best Canadian Beer I’ve yet had.

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Nine Locks Pale Ale (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia). This is from the closest brewery to where we are staying. Good stuff. I’ll probably try to visit the brewery in the next few days. My brother in law and his wife and kids live in Dartmouth.

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Back to back Stille Nacht tasting tonight - with a 2012 and a 2018. Amazing how much evolution has taken place over six years.

I'm not sure I would be brave enough to take it any further. The 2012 still has carbonation and has not yet taken on the oxidised taste that all beers develop past a certain point.

The 2018 is like a sweet tripel (not unlike a standard non barrel-aged Tsjeeses), yet the 2012 is like a rounded and well aged Bush Noel.

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Lucked out on a visit to Jester King. Released some bottles of Atrial to go.
Atrial Rubicite by Jester King is currently my most wanted beer. It's hard to find anything from them here in Europe. And such a limited release like them is even harder. I'm already very happy to have two empty bottles of extreme pleasure of SPON.
 

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Atrial Rubicite by Jester King is currently my most wanted beer. It's hard to find anything from them here in Europe. And such a limited release like them is even harder. I'm already very happy to have two empty bottles of extreme pleasure of SPON.
How do you even hear of such an obscure brewery halfway across the world? I’m still discovering new ones with fifty miles of home...
 

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Nine Locks Pale Ale (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia). This is from the closest brewery to where we are staying. Good stuff. I’ll probably try to visit the brewery in the next few days. My brother in law and his wife and kids live in Dartmouth.

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How do you even hear of such an obscure brewery halfway across the world? I’m still discovering new ones with fifty miles of home...
I have a very good ability to know what's good around the world. :D Also, I'm a user of BeerAdvocate (most users are US-based) and a friend of many well traveled craft beer geeks. So references add up until you want to drink everything from a certain brewery. 😅 I'm fortunate to drink every once in a while a thing or two from Trillium, Tree House, Tired Hands, Monkish, Jester King, Hill Farmstead, Russian River, etc. And then I'm close (not that close because Portugal is on the far west of Europe) to other great breweries from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Italy, etc. Portuguese craft beer scene is also very good.

And for people who are in the industry, or close to that, Jester King is not obscure at all, it's more like an Holy Grail. :D
 

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I have a very good ability to know what's good around the world. :D Also, I'm a user of BeerAdvocate (most users are US-based) and a friend of many well traveled craft beer geeks. So references add up until you want to drink everything from a certain brewery. 😅 I'm fortunate to drink every once in a while a thing or two from Trillium, Tree House, Tired Hands, Monkish, Jester King, Hill Farmstead, Russian River, etc. And then I'm close (not that close because Portugal is on the far west of Europe) to other great breweries from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Italy, etc. Portuguese craft beer scene is also very good.

And for people who are in the industry, or close to that, Jester King is not obscure at all, it's more like an Holy Grail. :D
I didn't mean for my previous post to come across as negative, or to suggest that Jester King isn't a worthy brewery. Of all the breweries you mentioned in the post above, Jester King is the only one I hadn't heard of before today. That's kind of surprising to me if it is indeed a Grail-worthy brewery. I have several really good beer stores close by, and none carry their beer (are they even available other than at the brewery?? I'm certainly not going to Texas anytime soon.)
 
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I didn't mean for my previous post to come across as negative, or to suggest that Jester King isn't a worthy brewery. Of all the breweries you mentioned in the post above, Jester King is the only one I hadn't heard of before today. That's kind of surprising to me if it is indeed a Grail-worthy brewery. I have several really good beer stores close by, and none carry their beer (are they even available other than at the brewery?? I'm certainly not going to Texas anytime soon.)
It didn't come across as negative, I know what you meant. 👍

I really don't know. But I believe they're sold just at the brewery.
 

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It didn't come across as negative, I know what you meant. 👍

I really don't know. But I believe they're sold just at the brewery.
Jester King gets distribution here in MA.
Agree they are a grail level brewery for farmhouse ales...up there with Hill Farmstead and SARA imo.

I’ve got tons of places near me that do great IPAs and stouts (Treehouse is about 30 minutes from me) but not a lot of options for saisons.
 

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