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Cannery Brewing Re-Releases The Wildfire IPA


September 5, 2014

It’s Wildfire IPA Season!

Penticton, BC. It was a long and busy summer for our nation’s wildland firefighters and emergency service workers that bravely fought so many forest fires in our region this year. As a tribute to those that work so hard to fight these fires, Cannery Brewing has brewed another limited release batch of Wildfire IPA.
Wildfire-Poster-300x460 Patt Dyck, owner of Cannery Brewing explained, “This unique dark IPA (India Pale Ale) started as a one-time limited release, but due to ongoing requests for this beer, it has now become an annual tradition that many look forward to.  We are pleased to launch our 2014 Limited Release Wildfire IPA as we again thank the firefighters and emergency service workers that we desperately rely on each summer. We had so many fires burning in our region this year and we are so grateful for all that they do to keep us safe.”

As in previous years, to further acknowledge the work of these brave men and women, Cannery Brewing has partnered with the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation ( and will provide a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Wayne Jasper, Director / LODD Application Committee Chairman for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation is thankful to partner with Cannery Brewing again this year. “The partnership between Cannery Brewing and the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a partnership that I am pleased to help grow each year. We appreciate both the financial support and the awareness that Cannery Brewing’s Wildfire IPA brings to the hardworking firefighters across our country and to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Our mission at CFFF is to honour and remember firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty and to support their families. Partnerships like this help us to deliver on these goals.”

Patt describes the Wildfire IPA as “intensely dark, but with malts that are subtle and smooth. While this beer has all of the hop bite that is expected of an IPA, that bite has been tamed by the addition of dark malts.  It features both Simcoe and Amarillo hops.  The dark colour is surprising and the layers of flavour are rewarding.”

The 2014 Limited Release Wildfire IPA is available now in Penticton at Cannery Brewing and at select liquor, craft beer stores and restaurants throughout BC.  For a full list of locations carrying the Wildfire IPA, click here. This limited release is sure to fly off the shelves again very quickly. Once it’s gone, it’s gone again for another year.

For more information on Cannery Brewing or any of its fine hand-crafted beers, visit, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, call 250.493.2723 or drop by and see them in the Brewery, which is located in Penticton, British Columbia.

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