News from the West Coast is that spring has long since arrived, Fernie residents are surprised what each day will bring – sunshine and blue skies, torrential rain, or a few more face shots at the ski hill. Either way, spring is officially here, and as such, Fernie Brewing Co. has a great number of returning and new seasonal brews over the next few weeks, to brighten up even the greyest of off-season skies.
First up is the popular Slow Drift Witbier. This Belgian White Ale is the perfect beer to partner with the perfect day in the mountains or on the water–this light and spicy citrus flavoured brew remains a fast and firm FBC favourite. Previously only available in bombers, it’s making its way into 473ml cans – a third amigo to the already available and popular, What the Huck and Kickstand Honey Kolsch. With no change to recipe, this light, citrusy flavoured brew has finally found its home in this easy-to-go packaging format, and looks forward to an adventurous and thirst-quenching spring, summer and beyond…
Next up, Old Barn Saison. A very aromatic and flavourful golden brew, with spicy, peppery and fruity notes. The classic New Zealand Pacific Jade hops makes for a very engaging hop profile for this beer. Surprisingly light, but packs a punch of flavour to enjoy, the Old Barn was a big hit during its inaugural year, taking two awards from the BC Beer Awards and the Okanagan Fest of Ale, for Best Saison.
Lastly, for all the eager hop heads out there, The Eldorado Single Hop IPA is back, as part of FBC’s annual, rotating 6-part IPA Series. Last year, this IPA was a hot commodity and with its limited quantities, left a lot of people on the hop. Eldorado Hop is the focus of this single hop, unfiltered IPA, with a distinctive Lemongrass addition to provide a little extra citrus zing to the distinctive stone fruit flavours.
Slow Drift cans are officially launching at Fernie Brewing’s Tasting Room, Thursday March 23rd. It will also be available on tap for tastings and Growler fills.
The Old Barn Saison and The Eldorado Single Hop IPA are both officially launching at Fernie Brewing’s Tasting Room, Friday March 24th, for bombers, tastings and Growler fills.
All three spring beers will bevailable throughout BC and AB by mid April.
Fernie Brewing’s Tasting Room:
Fernie Brewing Co.’s Tasting Room is still operating Winter Hours of Monday to Thursday 10AM-7PM, Friday and Saturday 10AM-8PM and Sunday 12-6PM, for packaged product, Growler fills, flights, samples and merchandise.