Firehall Brewery Hoping for April Launch

OLIVER, BCBrewed Awakening, the beer blog associated with Vancouver’s The Province newspaper, reports in a recent BC brewery news round-up that the Firehall Brewery in the Okanagan Valley is hoping to have beer ready to tap in time for the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale in mid-April.

Originally planned for a fall 2011 opening, the brewery in the basement of the Firehall Bistro restaurant has been beset by a number of delays – many described on the brewery’s Twitter feed – but brewmaster Sid Ruhland hopes to have things ready to start brewing in mid-February for an April debut.

Firehall will be launching with two beers – Backdraft Golden Ale (“An easy-going session beer for the hard-working men and women”) and Ember Ale (“a hearty amber ale well suited for the poor musician”) – which will initially be available on tap at the Firehall Bistro, with mini-kegs and growlers to follow in the future.

Ruhland also tells The Province that all Firehall beers will be “‘rhythm conditioned’ by live music performed in the brewery for audio/video recordings.” The recordings will be available to buy, and will also be offered for free with beer purchase.

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