North Shore NB Regiment
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment is a Barleywine 11.99% alc./vol. A showcase of malty richness and complex, intense flavors. Chewy and rich in body, with warming alcohol and a pleasant fruity or hoppy interest. When aged, it can take on port-like flavors. A wintertime sipper.
NOTE: Typically written as “Barley Wine” in the UK, and “Barleywine” in the US.
Strong ales of various formulations have long been brewed in England, and were known by several names. The modern barleywine traces back to Bass No. 1, which was first called a barleywine in 1872. Barleywines were darker beers until Tennant (now Whitbread) first produced Gold Label, a gold-colored barleywine in 1951. Usually the strongest ale offered by a brewery, and in recent years many commercial examples are now vintage-dated and offered as a limited release winter seasonal specialty. The original barleywine style that inspired derivative variations in Belgium, the United States, and elsewhere in the world.
Characteristic Ingredients: High-quality, well-modified pale malt should form the backbone of the grist, with judicious amounts of caramel malts. Dark malts should be used with great restraint, if at all, as most of the color arises from a lengthy boil. English hops such as Northdown, Target, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles are typical. Characterful British yeast.
Style Comparison: Although often a hoppy beer, the English Barleywine places less emphasis on hop character than the American Barleywine and features English hops. English versions can be darker, more malty and fruitier, and feature richer specialty malt flavors than American Barleywines. Has some overlap British Old Ale on the lower end, but generally does not have the vinous qualities of age; rather, it tends to display the mature, elegant signs of age.
Type : Barleywine
11.99 % acl./vol.
Availability : Regular product
Price 750 ml : 12.80 $
Color is deep gold. Low off-white head; has low head retention. May be cloudy with chill haze at cooler temperatures, but generally clear to good to radiant clarity as it warms. The color may appear to have great depth, as if viewed through a thick glass lens. High alcohol and viscosity may be visible in “legs” when beer is swirled in a glass.
Very rich and strongly malty, often with a caramel-like aroma. Has moderate fruitiness, the hop aroma is mild, and is floral, earthy, or marmalade-like. Alcohol aromatics are moderate, but are soft and round. The intensity of these aromatics often subsides with age. The aroma is of a rich character including bready, toasty, toffee, and/or molasses notes. Aged versions may have a sherry-like quality, possibly wine- or Port-like aromatics, and generally more muted malt aromas.
Strong, intense, complex, multi-layered malt flavors ranging from bready, toffee, and biscuit. Moderate to high malty sweetness on the palate, although the finish is moderately sweet to moderately dry (depending on aging). Some oxidative or winy flavors may be present, and often complex alcohol flavors should be evident. Moderate to fairly high fruitiness, often with a dark- or dried-fruit character. Hop bitterness is just enough for balance; balance therefore ranges from malty to somewhat bitter. This is a Pale version and will show more bitterness, better attenuation, and more hop character than darker versions. Low to moderately high hop flavor, often floral, earthy, or marmalade-like English varieties.
Full-bodied and chewy, with a velvety, luscious texture (although the body may decline with long conditioning). A smooth warmth from aged alcohol should be present. Carbonation may be low to moderate, depending on age and conditioning.
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. The unit was founded on February 25, 1870 in Chatham, New Brunswick under the name of “The 73rd Northumberland New Brunswick” Battalion of Infantry.
The North Shore Regiment was called out to service in 1939, shortly after Canada declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939.
During the Second World War, the regiment was dispatched to Liverpool, England in June 1941. On the 6th of June, 1994 (D-Day), the regiment participated in the landing on Juno Beach, landing on Nan Red sector and losing nearly 50 men. On the 10th of June, they liberated the town of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados.
On July 4, 1944, the men of the North Shore Regiment participated in Operation Windsor, the attack on the Carpiquet airfield. Nearly 130 men were lost, and the operation was later known by the regiment’s chaplain as the “graveyard of the regiment”. The regiment also fought in Caen, and took part in the Battle of the Scheldt in the Netherlands in October and November 1944. In February 1945, they arrived in Germany.