Fernie Brewing Company is welcoming fall by releasing a beer that recently won gold at the Canadian Brewing Awards.
The Sap Sucker maple porter snapped up the award in the special honey/maple lager or ale category.
“Our maple porter has grabbed the attention of many a flavoured beer enthusiast since its first year,” said Abi Moore at Fernie Brewing Company.
“From the educated craft beer drinker to the inquisitive, it pleases many a pallet.”
Back at its launch in December 2010, one of FBC’s brewers explained, “Porter style beer came about with the Industrial Revolution in England. A working man’s (or woman’s) beer, it’s sure to fill the void after a hard day’s skiing, I mean labour. To add to the dark malt flavour of this beer, we said what the huck and kept it Canadian eh, with a touch of pure maple syrup to create what we like to call Sap Sucker.”
Sap Sucker can be found on shelves next to FBC’s What the Huck – Huckleberry Wheat Ale, Big Caboose Ale, and FBC’s new Winter Sampler – which will also contain Buck Wild Ale, Griz Pale Ale and the Award Winning First Trax Brown Ale.
FBC will also be bringing back their turkey appropriate seasonal delicacy, Pumpkin Brown Ale. In September 2010, with Thanksgiving and Halloween fast approaching, FBC’s creative brewers came up with a recipe for their Pumpkin Brown Ale, which was suitably branded with the name Pumpkin Head.