Here Comes Fika!

The latest in our Out of the Hold limited-edition bottle-conditioned series is here! Fika is a Swedish-themed imperial stout aged in a French oak barrel with espresso beans, vanilla, cardamon, and lactose. At 10% ABV in a 500ml bottle, it’s a big, bold entry. More below!

Description

Fermented in stainless before being laid to rest for months in a French oak barrel. Prior to bottling the beer was infused with IKEA espresso beans, vanilla and cardamom. This bold, coffee stout was brewed to showcase the flavours one would experience in a traditional Swedish coffee break i.e. ‘Fika’.

Pairing

This is a beer with substance that is best shared with friends while eating past Swedish cardamom rolls (Kardemummabullar), IKEA Swedish meatballs, or Reindeer steak with lingonberry sauce.

Availability

  • Limited Release Spring, 2019

  • 500 mL bottles only.

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New Out of the Hold Releases

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Coming soon! Our newest Out of the Hold releases. Out of the Hold is a program of limited-release, bottle-conditioned specialty beers in collectible bottles featuring original art by Paul Hammond. Available at our location at 21 Frazee Ave in Dartmouth, as well as in limited quantities at private liquor stores in the Halifax region.

Watch this space for a release announcement, because the last batches went super quickly, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

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The Darkest Month

January. Love it or hate it, it’s undeniably a dark and chilly month for the East Coast. And here we are in it. Boy, are we in it.

But you know what else is dark and chilly? Our Abyss Black Lager.

This traditional German-style Schwarzbier combines a malt profile with upfront notes of toasted grains, coffee, and chocolate malts, leading to an elegantly smooth finish. Big on flavour, but easy-drinking and sessionable as well.

We’re kegging this seasonal bad-boy right now for distribution to bars and restaurants around the East Coast. Ask for it by name. Availability subject to how fast you all find it and drink it.

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New Year, Huge Beer

Have you tried the surprisingly smooth and easy taste of our strongest lager to date? Our limited edition Doppelbock Beaufort 10, named for the storm rating that indicates the strongest possible conditions, was brewed in August and has undergone a lengthy primary fermentation and conditioning period followed by a month of lagering. A wonderful beer for the most wonderful time of the year (and also now.)

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Holiday Hours for 21 Frazee

Our retail store holiday hours -- so you don't end up out in the cold scratching at the frosty window to see if we're inside. Stock up on growlers and cans (for when you need that post unwrapping beer), our limited edition Out of the Hold bottle series (think beer collector stockings — UPDATE: Already sold out!!), and lots of Toller (to keep the costs reasonable on New Year's)! Enjoy us responsibly and have a safe and happy holidays!

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Happy Holidays!

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….When down in the fridge there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter.
Away to the fridge I flew like a flash,
Tore open the door with a bang a splash.

The light from above began its soft glow
Giving the lustre of mid-day the cans that I’d stowed,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reinbeer…

Please enjoy Santa and his eight tinny reinbeer responsibly this holiday season! And remember, Spindrift makes you look cool at parties. Stock up before the chaos starts and you’ll be all ready for anything the end of December throws at you. From our family at Spindrift to yours, all best wishes for 2019!