PENTICTON, BC – Cannery Brewing has announced the release of this year’s edition of the annual charity beer Wildfire IPA.
First released in fall 2009 to honour the firefighters and emergency service workers who helped fight the fierce 2009 Okanagan Valley fires, Wildfire now pays tribute to those who battle wildfires across Canada, with partial proceeds donated to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Cannery Brewing owner Patt Dyck describes the beer as follows:
It is intensely dark, but with malts that are subtle and smooth. While this beer has all of the hop bite that is expected of an IPA, that bite has been tamed by the addition of dark malts. It features both Simcoe and Amarillo hops. The dark colour is surprising and the layers of flavour are rewarding.
The 2014 edition of Cannery Wildfire IPA is available now at the Cannery retail store in Penticton and at select liquor stores and restaurants throughout British Columbia while supplies last.