Darren’s Summer Picks

Copper Bottom Blueberry Sour

Tart Blueberry abounds in this beautiful kettle soured wheat beer. On the palate perfectly mouth puckering sourness combines with a top note of fresh blueberries. Fresh Island berries only in this local charmer.

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7

Produced in the Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Nova 7 blends ortega and geisenheim. Pale salmon color, with aromas of tropical fruit, especially papaya. The palate is medium bodied with bright acid and layers of ripe fruit that is complimented with the perfect sweetness and a light spritz.

Pierre Andre Bourgogne Pinot Noir Reserve 2018

Deep garnet color, ripe red fruit, with earthy notes. Light bodied and silky with smooth light tannins and a refined acid. Morello cherry and sumptuous raspberry round out the fruity but dry palate. Pair this with grilled chicken, cured meats, cheeses, roasted duck or simply quiet contemplation, your choice!

Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Grand Reserve

Heady nose of peaches and apricots with a faint aroma of minerality. Opulent palate with full body and flavours of bruised peach, pears, and a slate like minerality. Off dry, but with enough acid to lift the ripe fruit flavors. Lingering finish hinting at cedar or wood smoke. Pairs perfectly with pulled pork, oily fish such as Halibut or Tuna, cured meats and cheese.

Captain Morgan Orange Vanilla Twist

Packed with orange marmalade flavours and a hint of vanilla, this Captain Morgan product is perfect for long summer days with slushy drinks or icy mixed cocktails. Mix with Ginger Ale for a flavourful drink, or get adventurous and try their slushy recipe. This would also be fantastic combined with heavy cream and citrus for a twist on an orange creamsicle!

Upstreet Beach Day Essentials Mix Pack

Looking for the perfect summer craft beer pack? Upstreet Craft Brewing has you covered with their Beach Day Essentials pack. Three crowd favorites round out this twelve pack, each with exciting flavours and vibrant freshness that will please a variety of palates.

Lime Light combines light lager flavours with a limey punch, Cavalier keeps it light in the lager category, and for extra zest Upstreet also included their new Go-Go Gose, a bright, crisp, sour-styled beer. A must have for camping or chilling poolside this summer!

Coldstream Peach Iced Tea

Looking for a beverage that’s refreshing but not sparkling like most on the market today? Coldstream Clear Distillery produces this refreshing Peach Iced Tea in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Real cold brewed tea with abundant peach flavour and just the right amount of citrus makes this an very satisfying beverage. Warm summer breezes optional but recommended.