The Black is Back



The snow has finally arrived, and it looks as if it’s here to stay. Which is perfect timing, as here at Fernie Brewing Co., we’re pleased to announce the much-anticipated, annual release of our dark and decadent Black Mammoth Winter Ale.

First introduced as a 10th anniversary brew in January of 2013, this popular Winter Ale has returned each year, marking the somewhat unofficial start of the winter season.


This year to up the ante, we welcomed our old friend back in true Fernie-style with the help of another local producer, Happy Cow Ice Cream Shop, who turned our wildest dreams into a reality by transforming the Black Mammoth Winter Ale into ice cream. The chocolate malt additions, as well as organic cocoa and Seville orange peel infusions in the beer shone through, making it the perfect accompaniment to a sampling of the Winter Ale itself.




The more adventurous folks were seen mixing their beer with its ice cream counterpart to create a Black Mammoth style float, while others simply enjoyed the rich strong flavours separately. Either way, there was a great turnout at the FBC Tasting Room and we were delighted to see so many smiling faces celebrating with us. While outside roared an epic Mammoth-sized storm.




So welcome Black Mammoth, and welcome to what looks like a great, snowy start to the winter season!

This Limited Release never lasts long as its reputation precedes itself, so be sure to keep an eye out for the distinct blue and grey bottle, which is now available locally. For those wintry-folks further afield, this beer will be making its way throughout BC and Alberta over coming weeks, into late-November. Want to find where to buy?


Throughout BC, head to your local Private Liquor Store, or contact us to track down a store nearest you.


And for our Alberta friends, check here to track it down closer to home.