A Penticton-based entrepreneur is presenting a “brewery tour” business to council on April 5. The endeavor is expected to open to the public this summer. (Photo: Penbrewtours)

A Penticton-based entrepreneur is presenting a “brewery tour” business to council on April 5. The endeavor is expected to open to the public this summer. (Photo: Penbrewtours)

Brewery tours on a pedal-powered vehicle coming to Penticton this summer

Tours will last over two hours and stop at three separate downtown breweries

People hoping to try out all the flavours Penticton’s breweries have to offer will be able to do so while riding in a pedal-powered vehicle this summer.

Lucas Knoll, a local entrepreneur, will stand before city council on April 5 to unveil his business idea that is expected to become a reality this June.

A downtown tour that invites people to go along the “brewery route” in a vehicle that’s being called the “Pedal Pub” is set to add a new element to Penticton’s brewery scene.

The vehicle will include 10 pedaling seats, seatbelts, speakers and a bar-style build while travelling at a high speed of 15 kilometres per hour.

Penbrewtour, the name of Knoll’s business, has already partnered with all six of Penticton’s breweries to make the endeavor a reality.

“Cannery Brewing is pleased to hear that your pedal-vehicle brewing company will operate in 2022,” Pat Dyck, the owner of Cannery, wrote to Knoll.

“It adds an interesting option for tourists and locals alike during the summer months.”

Council will not be prompted to formalize an agreement with Knoll on Tuesday or be asked for funding. Instead, the entrepreneur is to only expected make the city aware that his pedal-vehicle company is set to come to life in June.

Penticton’s brewery tour will operate under two different downtown routes, one of which is meant for a weekend “brunch.” Saturday and Sunday’s special route will include tasting opportunities at Bad Tattoo, Tin Whistle and Slackwater.

The primary route will see people travel through the city’s downtown core, starting and finishing at the Nanaimo parking lot. A ride along Lakeshore Drive with stops between Highway 97 and Cannery will then follow.

“No gas or diesel here,” it reads in the presentation to council.

“Pedal from start to finish along the brewery route.”

As of April 1, it is unknown what the cost would be to take a ride on one of the brewery tours.

People interested in learning more about Penticton’s newest business can do so here.

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