187/1461) Gahan House, Halifax: Rogue's English IPA by Gahan House of Nova Scotia: **; 5.8%, 56 ibu; another of Karen's beers; earthy, hoppy nose; pleasantly hopped; more West Coast than English but it's a great beer so who cares?;
188/1462) Gahan House, Halifax: Espresso Stout by Gahan House of Nova Scotia: **; on cask; dark espresso and chocolate nose; espresso like flavours and after taste;
Had to go back another time would have re-visited the Rockbottom if only there were more time. The Gahan House also pours other brewers' beers but I was most interested in what was being made on-site.
189/1463) Your Father's Mustache, Halifax: Red Duster IPA by Rockbottom of Nova Scotia: **; 5%, 35 ibu; brewed downstairs; floral citrusy hopped nose; mildly citrusy flavours;
190/1464) Your Father's Mustache, Halifax: Hunky Dory Pale Ale by Boxing Rock Brewing Company of Nova Scotia: *1/2; 5%; brewed with citrus zest and green tea; malty nose; very faint hop notes and fruity notes;
One minor frustration in Halifax is that a lot of joints will not let anyone in under 19 after 9PM, or 8PM or 7PM, depending. This licensing requirement is quite broadly interpreted. At one spot we had different answers from the bartender and the waitress on this matter. It's not as though I am going to sit by and watch my fifteen year old consume booze. One explanation I received is that it was too easy to get a fake ID but I don't see this as being a solution. When we did eat after 9 it was a a great burger place called Flipburger and they had beer taps so this makes less sense as it goes on.