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Celebrating 20 Years of Brewing Beers: FBC’s 20th Anni Retro Pack

Written by Fernie Brewing Co.

Born and brewed in the mountains, FBC has been brewing up a storm since 2003. Yep, that’s 20 years of brewing beers! After an action-packed year of 20th anniversary celebrations, we’re going a little retro.

Launching November 16 in our Tasting Room, before heading out to craft-centric liquor stores throughout BC and Alberta, our 20th Anni FBC Retro Pack is bringing back some age-old favourites from the past 20 years of FBC beers. A guaranteed good time.

Paying homage to FBC’s history, the Retro Pack contains 4 classic FBC brews, with each can design from a different era. But with all the past brews available to choose from, how did we land upon this line-up? An FBC staff vote, of course.

So, take a trip down memory lane and revisit these nostalgic brews, in their old-school designs…

The Griz Pale Ale. 5% ABV.
FBC’s very first brew. From mountain peaks to river valleys, The Griz has always been a perfect partner to venturing into the great outdoors. With a light malt colour, this refreshing ale uses dry-hopping to give it a distinctive hop aroma and bitterness, classic to the style. The Griz eventually retired in 2017, making way for the more on-trend Campout West Coast Pale Ale – a now multi award-winning brew.

Rocky Mountain Genuine Lager. 5% ABV.
Soon after the Griz, along came our continental-style Lager in the fall of 2003, featuring the finest European and New Zealand hops and a mixture of European and Canadian malts. With peaks of flavour built in a longer aging process, this golden Lager starts and finishes with high mountain clarity and smoothness. Rocky Mountain Genuine Lager stepped down in 2014, as our now flagship P9 Pils stepped into the limelight and never looked back.

Lone Wolf IPA. 6.5% ABV.
FBC’s first-ever IPA hopped into our lineup in 2014. This IPA has four select malts in combination with three classic hop varieties and time-honoured traditional brewing methods including dry-hopping, resulting in a golden ale with exceptional flavour and complexity. A true West Coast classic IPA in every sense and a fan favourite. After a great run, Lone Wolf headed back to his pack in 2022, replaced by Thunder Meadows.

Rusty Tractor Weizenbock. 7.5% ABV.
A spring seasonal first launched back in 2013. Paying homage to those who’ve endured long, harsh Canadian winters, Rusty Tractor is brewed with wheat, German specialty malts, noble hops, and Belgian yeast. The resulting Weizenbock beer is rich, robust, and malty with surprising complexity. Short-lived, but never forgotten, Rusty Tractor retired in 2014.


Agree with our staff’s top picks? We hope you’re as stoked as we are for this throwback to drop, so mark your calendars for November 16, as this pack is sure to fly off the shelves. And once it’s gone, it’s gone for good…

PS If you come down to our Tasting Room on November 16 in a retro FBC tee and purchase a Retro Pack, you’ve earned a cold beer on us. #Cheersto20years

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