Fair Isle at The Whale
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM | West Asheville, NC
Thursday, August 4, 2022
We’re stoked to welcome Fair Isle, hailing all the way from Washington, to The Whale. Fair Isle’s owner and other peeps who make the magic happen over at the brewery will be in the house and of course so will some of their beers.
About Fair Isle Brewing
Farmhouse beer originated before the industrial revolution when beer was not yet produced with laboratory isolated and tightly controlled commercial yeasts, as is common today. Instead, beer was naturally fermented with wild yeasts and bacteria. Because the yeast cultures were locally and naturally occurring, the beers were unique to each specific brewery’s location, creating flavors representing a specific place and time.
Today, farmhouse beer doesn’t have to be brewed on a farm; it’s more about a mindset and respect for its origins. It’s about embracing variation rather than avoiding it. Fair Isle likes to think of themselves as shepherds rather than controllers – giving their fermentation cultures the time they need to make great beer.
From the first mention of starting Fair Isle, it was important for them to use ingredients grown in the Pacific Northwest. Not local for local’s sake, but because of the variety of high-quality malts, hops, and fruit that is grown around them, creating beers that reflect the place we live. Their beer will help you experience the story of the community that creates the ingredients in your glass.
It’s going a be a good time and a unique drinking experience. We will see you here.
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