Fergus (Fergie) Carey
Owner of Fergie’s Pub, Philadelphia, PA
Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, Allagash White, Allagash Brewing Co.’s interpretation of a Belgian wheat beer, is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy. The Maine-brewed beer is a favorite of Fergus Carey, owner of Fergie’s Pub in Center City, Philadelphia.
“It is definitely a great all-around beer,” says Carey. “It’sperfect any time of year. It’s just delightfully refreshing.” Carey, known to his friends and customers as Fergie, has owned and operated Fergie’s Pub for 22 years. Prior to that, he tended bar at McGlinchy’s Pub for five years. “It’s all very strange,” he says, “because I am only just 29 years old.”
Carey says that Allagash White may get overlooked because, “It’s hidden in plain sight. It’s right there in front of you, but you miss it. And then when you do have it, you’re like, ‘this is f***ing great!’” When asked why he thinks this beer should be rediscovered, Carey says, “Because it is just a great beer. I am, in fact, rediscovering it at this very point in time!” It was easy for Carey to choose Allagash White as the beer people should rediscover. He goes on to say, “I don’t know about flavor profile… I just like it. Isn’t that good enough?”