On April 15, 2014 at the Bethlehem Brew Works, Fegley’s Brew Works will be celebrating its 16th Anniversary with the debut of a limited edition beer, 16th Anniversary Ale.
The Anniversary Ale, brewed by Bethlehem Brew Works’ Head Brewer Josh Bushey, is a dark, ruby wheatwine with hints of toffee and caramel maltiness from 2-row barley and white-wheat malts. Josh replaced some of the barley malt with wheat to mellow this huge beer and added just enough bittering hops to balance the sweetness. A plethora of Chinook, Cascade, and Columbus hops round out this Anniversary brew giving it a earthy and citrus-like aroma.
Brewer Josh tucked away a limited amount of this commemorative wheatwine in red wine barrels to age. Josh commented, “the wheatwine will pick up some tartness and acidity from naturally occurring bacteria in the barrels”. A portion of the Anniversary wheatwine were also put into bourbon barrels for aging. The release of these limited reserves is to be determined.
Fegley’s Brew Works opened the doors of the Bethlehem Brew Works on April 15th, 1998. Sixteen years later, they now operate 2 brewpubs, as well as Fegley’s Coffee Works and Fegley’s Burrito Works in the Lehigh Valley and have a full service, award-winning brewing and bottling facility at the Allentown Brew Works that distributes to all of PA and NJ led by Brew Master Beau Baden. Over the years, Fegley’s has won numerous awards for the brewing mastery of Beau Baden, a Scranton, PA native.
Fegley’s Brew Works has been honored throughout its sixteen years with accolades for their food and drink as well as their dedication to the community. They are adamant supporters of the arts, reflected in the Art Works gallery within Fegley’s Coffee Works. They also dedicate their business as a model of sustainable business practices by recycling, upcycling, and composting waste material. Their distribution brewery and brewpub is run by wind and solar 100% renewable energy sources.