2023 Wind & Fire Harvest Porter
Named after the wind-driven wildfire that wreaked havoc across Oliver shortly after the tragic passing of our brother Carson Ruhland in 2015, the "Wind & Fire" is our annual fresh-hopped seasonal, a memorial harvest ale brewed in tribute to our fallen brewer. In true Carson style, we get creative with the recipe every year, but always aiming for something dark, deep, and complex, with many layers of flavours delivered by nature's bounty, especially local hops harvested together with family and friends. This year, the roasted wheat and caramelized barley malts bring a deep colour layered with chocolate and toffee flavours, which is both sweetened and bittered by the fresh hops, as the stone fruit character is backed by herbaceous tones. A good dollop of local honey also made its way in there, further adding to the depth of flavour complexity. Carson would be proud!
CAUTION: JUICY Hazy Pale Ale
Dangerously juicy, considered yourself warned! No fruit was harmed in the making of this Hazy Pale Ale; the fruit flavours are all from the magic of brewing! Mash-hopping is one of several techniques we employed to get "thiols" (special aroma compounds) into the mix for the Thiol Libre yeast from Escarpment Labs to unlock, producing intensely fruity flavours without a single fruit in sight (well, Sid may have had an apple for breakfast on the brew morning). El Dorado and Citra are the star hop varieties, ensuring flavours of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit.
Our Small Batch Seasonals and Year-Round Roster of Ales can be found at the Firehall Brewery Brewpub, below Oliver's "Old Firehall on Main"
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