Fernie Base Camp West Coast Pale Ale

Press Release

After a lengthy wait, summer is finally here and to celebrate, we’re launching our long-awaited addition to our seasonal line up, Base Camp West Coast Pale Ale.

A bold, hop forward Pale Ale, boasting a delicious tropical aroma, this on-trend brew is a style of beer which our Head Brewer, Jeff Demaniuk, was eager to brew upon his arrival to Fernie Brewing Co. back in the fall of 2016. Six months on and it’s come to fruition, with a timely summer arrival.

As the illustration of a Boler trailer on the bottle suggests, Base Camp makes a refreshing pairing to weekend camping trips, post-surf celebrating, and long days at the beach. An ode to our FBC craft-loving comrades on the coast.

Whilst the Kootenays may not be known for legendary surfing, the easy-going essence of the West Coast is certainly captured in this delicious brew, and can be enjoyed equally whilst camping lakeside.

This perfect summer beer leaves nothing by the wayside, with Mosaic and Ekuanot hops delivering tropical fruit flavors and a hint of caramel from the Crystal malts. Available from July – September, Base Camp’s arrival is timed to quench a thirst and satisfy a craving for the perfect Pale Ale, in the heat of summer.

With summer finally on the horizon, Base Camp is now heading out to local Fernie liquor stores and is on tap at restaurants and bars in the area. Soon after, this new brew will be making its way across BC and hopping the border into Alberta.

Let us know what you think of this new brew by checking in on Untappd when you try it! Sharing photos? Use hashtag #drinkfernie to show us where you enjoyed your first taste of Base Camp.

Cheers to summer.

image courtesy Fernie Brewing Company

image courtesy Fernie Brewing Company