Located in Fernie BC, where work and play mix with copious amounts of fresh air, locally crafted beer by the Fernie Brewing Company is giving British Columbians a taste of the outdoor life with every sip.

Bill Bennett with Murray Pask

Bill Bennett, East Kootenay MLA, commented, “Local companies like the Fernie Brewing Company are contributing to the local economy, creating jobs and crafting a refreshing beer that brings out flavours of B.C. Through support from the Buy Local program, the opportunity to succeed in new markets and thrive in the competitive industry is possible.”

The locally owned and operated brewery is receiving funding from the provincial government’s Buy Local program. The program supports local agrifood and seafood companies to help promote their products through Buy Local initiatives.

Fernie Brewing is receiving $75,000 to launch a marketing campaign to increase brand awareness and distribution in B.C., to give consumers throughout the province the opportunity to have a taste of the local brew.

In 2003, the Pask family noticed something missing from their small Rocky Mountain coal mining town – a local brewery. The business started in the family barn, and has now grown and expanded into a larger facility to keep up with the demand for their delicious and refreshing brews. With a passion for their craft, the Pasks have discovered a way to mix work and play.

The B.C. government has committed $14 million to the Buy Local Program since 2012, including $6 million over the next three years announced in Balanced Budget 2017. Approximately 200 B.C. agrifood and seafood companies have expanded their reach and sales in communities throughout B.C. since the program began, with the $8 million of funding accessed to date resulting in $29 million in investments through matching funds.

Fernie Brewing Co. Storefront and Tasting room CLOSED
Fernie Brewing will be expanding their Tasting Room & Store area this spring. The additional space will increase seating and allow for more circulation space. They will also be expanding their Warehouse for more storage & tank space.

Starting on Monday April 17th the beer Storefront and Tasting room will be CLOSED for renovations. They expect the facilities to be closed for around eight weeks, with further communication on an opening date to follow.

Fernie Brewing Co. thanks you in advance for understanding and we look forward to showing you our new and improved space in coming weeks!

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