Fernie Brewing: Pumpkin Brown Ale

“Time heals all wounds” – except for those with a distaste for pumpkin beer. For haters it is a mortal wound that only a double IPA or Category 12 Zombie Repellant Ale 2 can remedy. Not holding the same disdain, pumpkin ales, for me, parallel Christmas carols because they’re fun at first, but quickly lose…

Red Arrow Old Style Lager: Something’s a brewin’ across “The Pond”

The narrow span of saltwater separating us Mainlander’s from Vancouver Island is lovingly referred to as “The Pond”.   This thin sliver of H20, and the isolation of being accessible only via the preposterously expensive BC Ferry system, has created a unique culture, foreign to us landlocked souls. Woven into the Island’s fabric is the…