Pale Fire Brewing Company recognized in BeerAdvocate magazine issue #108 “Class of 2015” list of the 33 of the best new breweries. Write-up by Justin Kennedy.
Co-founders Tim Brady and Jamie Long opened this 20-barrel brewery in Central Virginia specializing in classic styles executed with precision. “As old-school brewers, we excel at attention to detail rather than experimenting with crazy ingredients,” says Brady, who previously helmed a local brewpub before working as a beer rep. Prior to Pale Fire, his partner Long was Flying Dog’s lead brewer. The duo’s flagship is a 4.8 percent dry-hopped Pale Ale called Deadly Rhythm, a beer than trendier establishments would peddle as a Session IPA, “but when Jamie and I began our careers, that term didn’t really exist,” Brady concedes. Other beers include Salad Days, a floral Saison that netted bronze in the 2015 GABF American-Belgo category, and Major Tom, a 100 percent Galaxy-hopped IPA.