Since its inception in 1991, the Nelson Brewing Company has been dedicated to producing all natural, traditional, full-flavoured ale and organic beer.
In 2006 we decided to let the brewery evolve to an even more natural state, and by October of that year, we were granted Certified Organic status. In a sense, we were getting back to our roots. People have been brewing organically for over 6000 years; the current practice of large-scale industrial farming with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides is an aberration of traditional farming, and therefore, brewing practices.
Choosing organic production is also in keeping with the spirit of our hometown of Nelson, a laid-back, progressive community nestled in the heart of the Kootenays. With limitless backcountry skiing and hiking at our back door, as well as a host of other outdoor activities year-round, brewing an organic beer in Nelson just seems like the natural thing to do.
In true Kootenay fashion we made this beer for our local ski hill, Whitewater Ski Resort. Aptly named after having or seeing our fair share of broken ski poles after a long powder day on the slopes. This beer features a bouquet of floral, citrus and piney hop aromas with a light malt background followed with a medium bitterness. It’s the perfect apres beer after a day of skiing or biking!