The Okanagan Fest of Ale. Submitted photo

Counting down to craft beer

Okanagan Fest-of-ale in Penticton is fast approaching

Several events will take place in Penticton during Okanagan Beer Week leading up to the 23rd annual Okanagan Fest of Ale.

Tap into a great list of craft-themed events including a beer-paired dinner at The Nest & Nectar featuring craft beer from the Tin Whistle Brewery. Join a fun-filled education seminar on The History of Beer…in 59 minutes! hosted by The Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe at Bad Tattoo Brewing. There will be Strange Brews for you to savour at the Craft Corner Kitchen and at the Lethal Injection – Murderers Row Cask Event at the Kettle Valley Station Pub. Follow that up with the Hair of the Dog buffet brunch at the Barking Parrot and celebrate the end of the festivities on Sunday evening as you relax and wind down with some free live music at Cannery Brewing with songstress Mayia Robbie.

Related: Tickets moving quickly for Okanagan Fest of Ale

A favourite for patrons and participants alike for over 20 years, the must attend event of Okanagan Beer Week is Fest of Ale which takes place at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre April 13 and 14 in Penticton and features over 175 craft beers, cask ales and artisanal ciders from 69 craft breweries and cideries from B.C. and beyond. Of the participating breweries, 10 are new to the event, five will be featuring craft cider and many will be offering new seasonal releases and beers created especially for the festival. Guests of the fest can also look forward to fabulous food, with many restaurateurs incorporating a craft inspired twist on their dish, a brewing education station, onsite pop-up liquor store and great live entertainment both indoors and out.

Organizers of the Okanagan Fest of Ale said with just under a month to go until the kegs roll in and the casks are tapped, ticket sales have topped their expectations. They encourage anyone wishing to attend the event to purchase their tickets soon.

Tickets to the event are available online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com, or can be picked up person at the Valley First Box Office at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Single Day admission is $29 and a two-day weekend pass is $49 (inclusive of tax and fees). Groups of 12 or more enjoy 10 per cent off single day or weekend passes. For more information on #FestofAle2018 and events around Penticton visit www.FestofAle.ca.

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