(Fernie, BC) – It would be an understatement to say that spring arrived early to Fernie this year. Despite a more than tricky winter for the usual powder haven that is small-town Fernie, locals and visitors alike have seemingly embraced the early change in season, and all the excitement that comes with it. From biking to townie riding, hiking to trail running, flip-flops to shorts. Not to mention beers on the patio. Indeed, the spring of 2015 is officially here. And Fernie Brewing Co. (FBC) has a number of new tricks up their sleeve. After their 2014 rebrand, when the...Read more
Since December 2013, Fernie Brewing Co. has been donating all money taken from our paddles of four samples, served in the Tasting Room to a variety of worthy local charities, organizations or clubs. It’s been a popular addition to our Storefront and Tasting Room, to both the public and recipients. With four recipients a year, each receiving three months worth of sample takings, it soon adds up and makes a huge difference. Our upcoming Charity, for April - June 2015 is " Elk Valley Hospice ". Recent recipients have been: January...Read more
(Fernie, BC) – A new year and a new beer. A hybrid beer, full of malts and flavour. Fernie Brewing Co.’s latest release is an India Brown Ale. Hot Saw India Brown Ale, hitting shelves tomorrow. [Hot Saw rendering_narrow] “It has a strong malt backbone providing caramel, chocolate, and nutty flavours. Using our hop back and dry hopping methods provides a pleasant and pleasing hop flavour and aroma. And a great variety of malts, a unique avalanche of flavour,” says Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk. It’s as strong on the outside as it is on the inside...Read more
There’s been a whole lot of local buzz surrounding Fernie’s upcoming new seasonal release, following the success and popularity of our recent Project 9 Pilsner, which launched earlier this year, aptly named after one of Fernie’s most popular bike trails. So keeping with our small-town, bike-paradise roots, Fernie Brewing Co.’s upcoming new brew is named Kickstand Honey Kolsch. Less climbing, more cruising, but equally as refreshing and seasonally appropriate. “An easy drinking Honey Kolsch, made using local organic honey and its own distinctive yeast, this new...Read more
(Fernie, BC) – Summer is on. No more inter-season ponderings, with a lack of things to do, or simply waiting for something to start. It’s started and as far as the Craft-Beer world is concerned, it’s a hive of beer-fuelled activity left, right and centre. Although Festivals take place year round, June sees an increase in beer-related goings on, kicking off with the infamous Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW). A week-long festival, celebrating all things beer, it brings out the beer-lovers of the Lower Mainland and beyond, setting the stage for numerous...Read more
Tuesday June 18th 6-8PM at The Fernie Arts Station Joe Wiebe knows pretty much everything there is to know about beer. An author, specialising in Craft Beer, he has recently hand-crafted a new book, entitled “Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to BC Breweries”. To co-inside with the start of Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) and to launch his new read, Joe is touring the province in coming weeks, sharing his knowledge and love of the good stuff. And Fernie, as highlighted on Global BC this past weekend, being the most Easterly Brewery, is in on the...Read more
(Fernie, BC) – As you may have noticed, along with a few excellent recipe tweaks and a plethora of exciting new products, FBC have made a change to their look. And it seems for the better. [pint-glass-fernie-brewing] It started with a new logo. Moving away from the popular, yet more traditional existing logo, we opted for a crisp, simple, stylistic logo. Easy to use across the board of marketing material, merchandise and packaging. [FBC-winter-sampler-01] Then came new packaging. New can designs, with the popular Legend Series coming about. Closely followed by new...Read more
(Fernie, BC) – Yes, indeed this is true. You and a friend could be shredding the pow at the one of the top Catskiing operations in the world. Located just outside of Fernie, Island Lake Lodge is a skier and snowboarders paradise, with some of the best terrain out there. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is show us at FBC how much you enjoy our beer. Simple as that. Go to our facebook page, like it if you don’t already, post a pic and then get your mates to vote for you. If they are in with a chance of joining you, then we’re pretty sure they’...Read more
(Fernie, BC) – Fernie Brewing Co. is ramping up for winter despite the minor fact that winter isn’t quite co-operating to its usual Fernie standards quite yet. Whilst it may be somewhat mild and dreary outside, inside the ever-expanding walls of FBC it’s hard to dampen spirits. They are running high with the prospects of new tanks, a bursting at the seams storefront, recent feel good media coverage and a new seasonal release that will warm the cockles of even the coldest heart. Not to mention forthcoming festive frolicking and Santa’s imminent arrival...Read more
(Fernie, BC) - And a host of other beer related goings on… It’s been a great, if slightly speedy summer, for Fernie Brewing Co. A new and increasingly popular product, Lone Wolf IPA hit the shelves in June; tastings galore throughout BC; some great Festivals both of the music and beer variety; many fantastic new accounts in Alberta and draft now available in the Lower Mainland. That’s just to name a few. 2012 was indeed a busy summer. So with fall’s brisk arrival and even brisker departure into snow covered windscreens and wood stoves, winter landed...Read more