Fernie Brewing Company has been on a roll recently, with no plans on slowing down! Following the success of the recent Project 9 Pilsner, which launched earlier this year, aptly named after one of Fernie’s most popular bike trails, the popular micro brewery is launching a seasonal brew this summer that has everyone talking.
So keeping with their small-town, bike-paradise roots, FBC'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 FBC brew is set to be a perfect addition to our summer lineup,” says Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk. Coming in at 25 IBU and 4.8% alc./vol., it pairs well with summer salads, cheese selections and spicy foods. Refreshing, made with a little help from the bees.
Fernie is eagerly awaiting its release, set for Friday June 13. To celebrate, FBC is running a competition with local bike shop Straight Line Bicycle and Ski, for the chance to win an Electra Townie! Also kicking off Friday, with entry boxes available at Straight Line, select Fernie Liquor Stores and FBC.
FBC is handing out free samples of Kickstand in their tasting room this weekend to celebrate, Friday 9AM-6PM and Saturday 11AM-5PM. Pop by for your first taste, buy a Growler or 650ml bottle and enter to win some new wheels. Straight Line will also be giving out free FBC Growlers to all townie purchasers in coming weeks.
Kickstand’s launch further afield will be late June - early July, available throughout BC and Alberta for its first year, just in time for summer patio season. FBC has been channeling their creative energies into both new recipes and new packaging design of late. Working with Also Known As out of Vancouver, you can expect to see an entire line up of new labels and cans over the next few months. Kickstand Honey Kolsch is the first to hit town wearing the brand new look…
Using block colours and pencil drawn illustrations, you can expect Fernie’s new 650mls and cans to be beautifully creative, with thirst-quenching contrasting colours, bold and eye catching. More products to come, some new, some simply re-dressed. For all future release dates and information, follow Fernie Brewing Co. on facebook, twitter and Instagram.