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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spitfire Arms Introduces Rotating Guest Tap

The Spitfire Arms in Windsor, Nova Scotia is already well known for the attention they give to local craft brewers with a number of draught lines dedicated to them.  You can find Garrison, Propeller, GraniteMcAuslan, and more on tap, sharing space with imports from the AB In/Bev and Molson-Coors portfolio, and now publican, Troy Kirkby, is making space for a new rotating guest tap at his charming establishment, which will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this June.

Here in Ontario we're used to seeing about certain beer pubs changing their line-up regularly, but it is pretty rare in Nova Scotia (as far as I can remember and from what I'm still told), so this is good news for fans of good beer in the small Windsor town.  Kirkby estimates that 90% of the beer he'll bring in for the guest line will have never been served at the Spitfire before, and the new guest tap will also be good for the different seasonals that the handful of Nova Scotia breweries are currently pumping out.

"Propeller IPA was first keg to be tapped, and it is selling very well.  Out of all the beer I short listed, the IPA had been requested by many customers.  The brewery list for future Guest Beers will include Big Rock, Pump House, Sea Level Brewing, Sleeman's, Garrison, McAuslan, and a few of the big boys for their Imported selections," wrote Kirkby in an email.

So next time you find yourself in Windsor, NS, pop into the Spitfire Arms, pull a stool up to the bar and ask for a pint of the guest beer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Planning a B-day celebration in windsor NS. Will try Spitfire Arms for sure!

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