BC Craft beer

The Okanagan Fest of Ale welcomed 2,500 people on Saturday, May 14, for its first event since 2019.

Thousands turn out for first-ever outdoor Fest of Ale in Penticton

The event returned from its two-year hiatus on Saturday, May 14, at Okanagan Lake Park

 

Grey Fox Brewing founder Chris Neufeld has started a Kickstarter campaign to help finish his facility. (Photo contributed)

Gluten-free craft beer soon to flow in Okanagan

‘Finding a gluten-free beer that stands up to its more traditional counterpart is tough’

 

A first for Kelowna, the craft beer tasting passport is a great way to explore the Kelowna Ale Trail, including BNA Brewing, shown here. BC Ale Trail photo

Kelowna Tasting Passport is your ticket to the city’s craft breweries

The Okanagan may be renowned for its wines, but more and more,…

 

Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)

Thirst for Okanagan Fest of Ale grows as event officially sells out

The festival has been on hiatus since 2019

Fest of Ale will return to Penticton in May 2022 this time outdoors at Okanagan Lake Park. (File photo)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)

Everything coming together for Kelowna’s brewing industry

There are now 18 breweries in Kelowna and West Kelowna

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)
The late Lawrie Lock, one of the co-founders of the South Okanagan’s first brewery, pictured in the mid-1990s inside his business. (Photo courtesy of Lynda Lock).

The start of the South Okanagan’s brewery scene can be traced back to 1994

Early results indicated that Tin Whistle was a success shortly after its official opening in 1995

The late Lawrie Lock, one of the co-founders of the South Okanagan’s first brewery, pictured in the mid-1990s inside his business. (Photo courtesy of Lynda Lock).
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

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)
Penticton’s 8 breweries have narrowed it down to 4 finalist names for the local beer scene here. (File photo)

Penticton’s vibrant beer scene will have a name soon

Contest to name Penticton’s craft beer collective has been narrowed down to 4 finalists

Penticton’s 8 breweries have narrowed it down to 4 finalist names for the local beer scene here. (File photo)
A walking brewery tour has been organized by a number of Penticton establishments in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17. (Black Press file photo)

‘Brewery walking tour’ set to hit Penticton for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday

Five different local establishments are taking part in the organized community event

A walking brewery tour has been organized by a number of Penticton establishments in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17. (Black Press file photo)
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)
Copper Brewing’s beloved mascot Porter poses with the Builder’s Pilsner. (Copper Brewing Co. photo)

Copper Brewing launches ‘Builder’s Pilsner’ to support Lake Country affordable housing

$1 of each four-pack or sleeve sold will go toward funding the Habitat for Humanity project

Copper Brewing’s beloved mascot Porter poses with the Builder’s Pilsner. (Copper Brewing Co. photo)
The Firehall Brewery is releasing a new, non-alcoholic beer that will be available both on-tap and by bottle. (Contributed)

Brewery in Oliver breaking barriers, releasing new experimental beer

The brewery’s new beverage will be available on tap and by bottle

The Firehall Brewery is releasing a new, non-alcoholic beer that will be available both on-tap and by bottle. (Contributed)
Slackwater Brewing’s Idleback took home the gold at the 2021 Canadian Beer Awards. (Submitted)

Penticton breweries take home top craft honours

Slackwater Brewing and Neighbourhood Brewing were recognized for their craft brews

Slackwater Brewing’s Idleback took home the gold at the 2021 Canadian Beer Awards. (Submitted)
Merritt is much more than just a rest stop on the Coquihalla, and its resident brewery, the Empty Keg Brewhouse, will help prove that.

Craft beer in the Thompson-Okanagan: 3 Ale Trails to explore!

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery…

Merritt is much more than just a rest stop on the Coquihalla, and its resident brewery, the Empty Keg Brewhouse, will help prove that.
Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award

Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.
Wife and husband duo Alexis Esseltine and Timothy Scoon n took over Penticton’s Tin Whistle Brewing in October, 2020 and are making their mark on the iconic brew-spot by announcing a new look and an environmental focus. (Contributed)

South Okanagan’s original brewery goes eco-friendly under new ownership

Tin Whistle Brewing is now one of the first certified carbon neutral breweries in B.C.

Wife and husband duo Alexis Esseltine and Timothy Scoon n took over Penticton’s Tin Whistle Brewing in October, 2020 and are making their mark on the iconic brew-spot by announcing a new look and an environmental focus. (Contributed)
Abandoned Rail Brewing Company, located at 1220 Davenport Ave. on the KVR trail, has applied to the City of Penticton for a manufacturing facility and lounge endorsement. The city will review the application in their April 20, 2021 council meeting. (City of Penticton photo)

A new brewery could be coming to the KVR trail in the South Okanagan

The patio would seat up to 113 just 10 feet from the trail

Abandoned Rail Brewing Company, located at 1220 Davenport Ave. on the KVR trail, has applied to the City of Penticton for a manufacturing facility and lounge endorsement. The city will review the application in their April 20, 2021 council meeting. (City of Penticton photo)
Bad Tattoo owner Lee Auger and head brewmaster Liam Hutcheson welcomed Firehall Brewery owner Syd Ruhland into their brew-room to make a massive batch of his hit Backdraft Blonde Ale Tuesday, April 2021. (Firehall Brewery / Facebook)

Drinking buddies: Penticton brewery steps up to help out smaller competitor

Firehall Brewery of Oliver needed larger equipment to meet demand; Bad Tattoo was happy to help

Bad Tattoo owner Lee Auger and head brewmaster Liam Hutcheson welcomed Firehall Brewery owner Syd Ruhland into their brew-room to make a massive batch of his hit Backdraft Blonde Ale Tuesday, April 2021. (Firehall Brewery / Facebook)
Bart and Tracey Larson enjoying a Begbie Cream Ale. The couple have been together for 40 years. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

The art of really good beer: Revelstoke brewery celebrates 25 years

Mt. Begbie Brewery owners Bart and Tracey Larson reflect on their company’s history

Bart and Tracey Larson enjoying a Begbie Cream Ale. The couple have been together for 40 years. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
For Cannery Brewing’s 20th anniversary the brewery released a handful of special beers, including the white IPA with preserved lemon, Ceres. Made by the women at Cannery Brewery, a portion of the proceeds from Ceres beers will go to the Pink Boots Society which helps women in the beer industry through education. (Contributed)

Penticton’s Cannery Brewing says cheers to 20 years

One of Penticton’s original breweries celebrated a big milestone April 1

For Cannery Brewing’s 20th anniversary the brewery released a handful of special beers, including the white IPA with preserved lemon, Ceres. Made by the women at Cannery Brewery, a portion of the proceeds from Ceres beers will go to the Pink Boots Society which helps women in the beer industry through education. (Contributed)