The limited release Wildfire IPA is back this September. This dark IPA is a tribute to the firefighters and emergency service workers who bravely fight wildfires throughout our great nation. To further acknowledge the work of these brave men and women, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer goes to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Cannery Brewing’s owner Patt Dyck describes the Wildfire IPA as having fierce hops, but a gentle bite. “It is intensely dark, but with malts that are subtle and smooth. Like raging forest fires, this dark IPA has complex hops that rage through to the finish.”

Also returning by popular demand is a new batch of Knucklehead Pumpkin Ale. “We’re so happy to partner again with Medley Organics at Covert Farms Family Estate,” says Dyck. “They work hard to grow 350 pounds of beautiful, gnarly knucklehead pumpkins exclusively for us.” These pumpkins are picked in August, prepared and roasted before fall spices are added and the flavourful batch of the ale is made. Available late September, Knucklehead Pumpkin Ale is unique in the use of actual roasted pumpkins rather than the concentrate used in many other beers, coffees and treats.

In addition to settling into the new larger tasting room and retail store, Cannery Brewing reports that its license has been expanded to a tap room. Soon, Cannery Brewing fans can grab a seat, hang out and enjoy a bite to eat with a pint or flight of beer. Watch for special in-brewery tasting events.

~ Roslyne Buchanan