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Love winter beers? BC Ale Trail boasts 100+ seasonally-inspired suds this season

Cake-inspired beer, Eggnog Cream Ale and Viking-era brew among new Trail highlights

 

Maiah Fujino (left) and her friends enjoy the 2019 Great Okanagan Beer Festival at Kelowna’s Waterfront Park. Photo: Mackenzie Britton/Capital News

Pour one out for the cancelled 2023 Okanagan Beer Festival

The festival last took place in Kelowna in 2019

 

Some very happy faces from Penticton at the BC Beer Awards held Nov. 5 in Vancouver where four Penticton breweries took home gold. (Submitted)

Penticton beers strike gold at BC Beer Awards

Cannery, Tin Whistle, Abandoned Rail and Slackwater Brewing take top spots

 

Vancouver’s Callister Brewing won Best in Show for Wee Laird Wee Heavy. (Courtesy of BC Breweries)

B.C. breweries pick up top honours at Canada Beer Cup

National craft brewery competition sees 29 B.C. breweries win 46 awards

Vancouver’s Callister Brewing won Best in Show for Wee Laird Wee Heavy. (Courtesy of BC Breweries)
Cannery Brewing in Penticton hosted its first-ever Canada Beer Cup watch party on Sunday, Oct. 23. (Contributed)

Penticton breweries win 3 medals at inaugural Canada Beer Cup

Neighbourhood and Cannery combined to take home 2 bronze and 1 gold

Cannery Brewing in Penticton hosted its first-ever Canada Beer Cup watch party on Sunday, Oct. 23. (Contributed)
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Penticton breweries in contention to win first-ever Canada Beer Cup this weekend

Cannery Brewery is hosting a Canada Beer Cup watch party on Sunday, Oct. 23

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TikTok foodie influences free Okanagan College seminar for businesses

TikTok influencer Dre Pao is giving the free seminar on Oct. 20

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Penticton Beer Week kicked off with a beer run, starting at the KVR Trail on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Beer Week kicks off with 10-km run along KVR Trail

Tastings from 10 South Okanagan breweries were included in the event

Penticton Beer Week kicked off with a beer run, starting at the KVR Trail on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
Mayor John Vassilaki officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as the fourth annual Penticton Beer Week. (Penticton Beer Week Facebook)

Have a drink and ‘do good’: Fun and wacky events set for Penticton Beer Week

City of Penticton officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as Penticton Beer Week

Mayor John Vassilaki officially proclaimed Oct. 14 to 22 as the fourth annual Penticton Beer Week. (Penticton Beer Week Facebook)
Slackwater Brewing represented for Penticton in a B.C. collaboration beer featuring Okanagan peaches. (Contributed)

Slackwater Brewing represents Okanagan in B.C. collaboration brew

The Explore BC Peach Farmhouse Ale features Okanagan peaches

Slackwater Brewing represented for Penticton in a B.C. collaboration beer featuring Okanagan peaches. (Contributed)
(Photo - Kelowna Beer Week/Facebook)

Oktoberfest, takeover nights and more highlight Kelowna Beer Week

Kelowna Beer Week is happening over 11 days from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8

(Photo - Kelowna Beer Week/Facebook)
Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Countdown begins for 4th annual Penticton Beer Week

The newly-crafted drink will be launched Oct. 14, thanks to the efforts of all eight local breweries

Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Countdown begins for 4th annual Penticton Beer Week

The newly-crafted drink will be launched Oct. 14, thanks to the efforts of all eight local breweries

Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap couple ricochet from injury to launch new home-based brewery

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky open Ricochet Brewing

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton's very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.

B.C. leads Canada in breweries despite quaffing less beer than any other province

Province sees 15 per cent increase in breweries as per capita beer sales decline

As patio season returns stronger than ever, craft beer enthusiasts at the B.C. Ale Trail have put together a list of the top 10 local brewery patios to visit, which includes Penticton's very own Cannery Brewing. Source: pixabay.
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

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

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

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
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)