March Madness at Fernie Brewing Company
Keeping up with February’s momentum, FBC is releasing four more brews this month – two new releases, along with two returning favourites, making for a March full of delicious craft beer.
They kick the month off on Thursday, March 3rd, with the launch of their newest Year-Round brew, Headwall Hazy Pale Ale. Headwall pays homage to Fernie’s iconic backdrop, bringing with it a citrusy, refreshing taste as distinctive as its namesake. With a lower ABV of 4.8%, expect a well-balanced and easy-drinking brew, with notes of tropical fruit flavour peeking out from a light, hoppy base. Brewed using Strata and Cryo Pop hops, this brew is the perfect combination of light, hazy and hoppy. Appealing to both hazy-lovers, as well as those keen to find a new, firm favourite, this refreshing Hazy Pale Ale bursts with flavour, making it a go-to brew whether you’ve just wrapped up a day playing in the snow or the sun. Following its launch in FBC’s Tasting Room, this brew will be widely available throughout western Canada, in 6-packs and on tap.
Bringing back an FBC favourite, Timelapse Helles Lager returns to FBC on Thursday, March 10th. A clean, malty Lager, Timelapse is brewed with German Pilsner malt and floral hops; it may take time to craft, but it’s sure worth the wait. Gold in colour, this Helles Lager has a smooth grainy-sweet malty flavour and a soft, dry finish. Subtle spicy and floral notes come through from the European hops, and a restrained bitterness help keep the balance malty but not sweet. A refreshing, everyday beer, Timelapse Helles Lager sits at a crisp 5% ABV. Find Timelapse Helles Lager in 473mL 4-pack in FBC’s Tasting Room as well as throughout BC and Alberta, shortly.
The beer doesn’t stop flowing there, because on Thursday, March 24th, FBC is releasing Enduro Mango Pineapple Sour, their latest Sour Series brew. Filled to the brim with mango and pineapple, this Sour Ale packs a fruity punch, yet is perfectly balanced to keep you rolling. Brewed with three malts including Pils, Acidulated and a heap of Wheat, Enduro makes for the perfect summer brew. Slightly sour, with handfuls of real mango and pineapple puree thrown into the mix during fermentation, this exciting new brew explodes with juicy, fruity flavours for the perfect post-pedal pint. Available in 473mL 4-packs in FBC’s Tasting Room, as well as craft-centric stores throughout BC and Alberta.
Capping off an exciting month, FBC will be bringing back their IPA Series favourite, Inverted West Coast IPA, on Thursday, March 31st. Back for its second year, Inverted West Coast IPA is full of flavour, yet refreshening light – with a lower ABV of 5.5%. Brewed with Talus and Mosaic hops for a tropical aroma, this brew is a traditional West Coast IPA, bringing with it prominent and refreshing pink grapefruit flavours, plus notes of dried roses, tropical fruit and sage. Brace yourselves for incredible flavours coming from this returning IPA. Inverted will be available throughout BC and Alberta on tap and in 473mL 4-packs. All brews drop on their respective launch days at noon, until 8pm, before heading to select liquor stores and taps, across Western Canada.
Learn more about these and other Fernie Brewing Co. brews on FBC’s website, follow them on Social or join their mailing list, to be sure you don’t miss a drop.