Deadfall Brewing in Prince George is one of 6 breweries that collaborated on the new EXPLORE BC Peach Farmhouse Ale, a special release beer created in celebration of BC Craft Beer Month that is now available at select locations around British Columbia.
We asked the folks at Deadfall Brewing to tell us a bit about their brewery — and to also let us know how they like to eat a peach. Because, you know, the beer has peaches in it.
1. What’s the story behind the name of your brewery?
We are biology nerds that were opening a brewery in a forestry town and we wanted something that captured that. Not only does deadfall make great firewood, it creates habitat for all sorts of wildlife.
2. What sets your brewery apart from others in BC?
I think it’s our backgrounds. Three of the four owners have PhDs in biology, including microbiology! You can see that scientific training in the beer. We’re also tiny (30-person taproom) so we are super intimate: if you visit, it’s likely that your pints will be poured by the owners.
3. How do you interact with your local community?
We are new so are still building these relationships… but we have already supported and hosted a meeting of the BC Community Bat Program!
4. Are there any unique challenges to brewing in your area/region?
Shipping and logistics. As a start-up, money is tight and fuel surcharges are rough! Also, the craft beer scene in Prince George is still pretty new (~5 years) so we are still doing a lot of education about craft beer and beer styles.
5. What did you bring to this collaboration (a unique ingredient, idea, technique?) or what does it mean to you to be part of this collaboration?
We’ve only been open four months so being included in this was HUGE for us and we are incredibly humbled and honoured. 😁
6. What was your favourite part of the Brew Day?
Meeting everyone and geeking out about beer.
7. What is your favourite way to eat a peach?
In a lake or over the sink!
The EXPLORE BC Peach Farmhouse Ale is a collaboration between six breweries from across British Columbia. BC peaches present a beautiful golden-orange colour, while the Lærdal Kveik yeast and BC hops provide fruity, floral flavours above a clean rounded malt base that elevates the whole beer. Lastly, a pinch of BC sea salt makes this ale sparkle. This limited edition Peach Farmhouse Ale is a true representation of our province that pairs perfectly with BC’s natural beauty.
The EXPLORE BC Beer Series, brought to you by the BC Ale Trail in partnership with Destination B.C., celebrates the fall season with a new limited-edition craft beer, and new special offers to explore the province’s vast Ale Trail network. Created for BC Craft Beer Month, the EXPLORE BC Peach Farmhouse Ale, is a collaboration by six breweries representing all of the province’s major tourism regions, and produced by Ravens Brewing Company, will be available at select liquor stores, restaurants and craft breweries across the province.
“EXPLORE BC is an Official Mark of Destination BC Corp., used with consent.”