Culinary Countdown: Balsam Blue

Countdown to Christmas

We’re making your holiday shopping easy this year with #24DaysofTaste, Nova Scotia’s Culinary Countdown.

Count down to Christmas with us as we suggest 24 amazing local gifts to fill stockings, make at home, put under the tree, give as host gifts or share with family and friends for your holiday entertaining.

DECEMBER 6: Saltbox Brewing Balsam Blue

Balsam Blue is a specialty lager with a lot of Balsam in the nose, as well as balsam flavour with some blueberry appearing in the finish.  It is a celebration of Lunenburg County being the Balsam Fir Christmas Tree capital of the world. This beer is infused with balsam tips and pureed blueberries! It was first released in 2016 and has become a much anticipated seasonal beer for Saltbox Brewing!

Item: Balsam Blue Beer
Price: $22 for a 750ml bottle
ABV: 6.3%
To Purchase: Stop by Saltbox Brewery at 363 Main St, Mahone Bay
More Information: Saltbox Brewing
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About Saltbox Brewing:

Like the building of a historical Saltbox, brewing small batches of quality beer is a deeply rooted expression of the heritage and craftsmanship found in Nova Scotia.

The Saltbox house is identified by its sloping gable roof that gives it the asymmetrical shape of a lidded wooden box used to store salt during Loyalist times.  In those days, most brewing and drinking was done in the home.  Some say the lower roof line jutting out from the main part of the house was an addition to allow owners to incorporate a small brew room onto their living quarters.

At Salt Box Brewing Company, we celebrate the development of the skills and artistry required to create fresh, full-flavoured beer for consumption by the local community.  Our motto:  “think social, and drink local”.


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