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(Fernie, BC) – Fernie is a mountain town, with four distinct and very different seasons, each offering a mountain of activities and adventures. So once spring officially arrives, the residents of Fernie like nothing more than to dream of the upcoming season and all it has to offer. Cue biking.
Well at least dreaming of biking. At present Fernie is still experiencing top Fernie factor snowfall. But it goes without saying that Fernie residents like to bike. Whether cruising downtown or hitting the 300+kms of single track Fernie has to offer, biking is a big part of Fernie’s spring, summer and fall. Cue Project 9 Pils.
Fernie Brewing Co.’s latest brew is a Pilsner. In the past FBC have produced a refreshing Lager and more recently an easy-drinking Blonde Ale, but spring of 2014 sees a popular Pilsner hitting shelves, taps, golf courses, and well stocked post-bike beer fridges, of course.
Brewed right in the Canadian Rockies, Project 9 is a true Bavarian Pilsner with exceptional continental hop flavour that can only be achieved by a selection of fine noble hops including the Saaz variety. The use of Munich, Pilsner and Pale western Canadian malts and time honoured brewing methods produces a clean, crisp Bavarian Pilsner that is truly transcendent,” says Brewmaster
Coming in at IBU 35 and 5% alc./vol. it promises great hop flavour, with the perfect refreshment of a crisp summer session beer.
Project 9 is already gearing up for a big season and has begun making tracks in Fernie. In coming weeks it will be picking up speed throughout the rest of BC and Alberta as a 6-pack, as well as in FBC’s New! Summer Craft Collection, along with the Big Caboose Red Ale, The Griz Pale Ale and Buck Wild Blonde Ale.
The Summer Craft Collection will also be one of their first products heading to – a new and exciting territory for Fernie Brewing Co., with a growing craft beer scene and a diverse consumer base.
Also coming up on the brew schedule is the third of the four part IPA Bucket List. Following in the popular footsteps of the Rockpile Red IPA and the Snowblind Belgian IPA, next up is FBC’s Quiet Rye’t. “An amber coloured Rye IPA, using two rye malts and a variety of hops, including Pacific Jade. Cracked peppercorns are also used, to provide a distinct pepper note”, says Demaniuk. Coming in at 6.7% alc./vol. and 75 IBU, the hop heads are already knocking at the door. Quiet Rye’t will be available throughout BC, Alberta and Manitoba, and select locations on draft.