Featured picture: Cannery Brewhouse
Despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, laws and guidelines, the South Okanagan craft beer business has tailored and pivoted. I’m very pleased with all of the ways in which our breweries have innovated and adjusted their enterprise fashions. The eagerness of the craft brewing group is powerful and has fueled creativity and revolutionary considering. It’s thrilling to see all the adjustments to our craft brewing scene.
One of many extremely anticipated adjustments to Penticton’s craft beer scene is the opening of Neighbourhood Brewing, which not too long ago opened. Neighbourhood is Penticton’s seventh brewery and considered one of BC’s latest breweries. The gorgeous purpose-built brewery constructing is 10,000 sq. ft, unfold out over 2 flooring with a 25 HL brewhouse constructed by Ripley’s Stainless in Summerland. They’ve a 150-person patio which incorporates a large outside fire. Plan to remain awhile as they’ve 30 faucets together with Neighbourhood’s beers, beer from their sister brewery Yellow Canine, visitor faucets, native cider and wine.
There are additionally large adjustments at Penticton’s unique brewery, Tin Whistle Brewing. After celebrating their twenty fifth anniversary this yr, the brewery now has new homeowners, Tim Scoon and Alexis Esseltine. Tim and Alexis are excited to proceed the legacy that Lorraine and Mike Nagy constructed with Tin Whistle. Tim and Alexis have plenty of new issues within the works together with brewing their first new beer in December for launch in January. If you go to, plan to get pleasure from a beer of their newly expanded indoor tasting room.
To take care of diminished capability, Dangerous Tattoo Brewing in Penticton determined to cowl their patio with a heated tent to increase their seating for the winter. Will probably be linked to the brewery constructing to allow them to have the storage door open to primarily provide an prolonged inside.
Cannery Brewing remodeled a bit of their brewhouse into an exquisite new indoor seating space. Ground to ceiling pallets of empty cans enclose the welcoming house within the Cannery Brewhouse that blends the warehouse ambiance and excessive ceilings with heat lights and a pleasant vibe. As soon as restrictions enable for it once more, the return of Sunday evening reside background music will additional improve the expertise.
Having a big house the place visitors will be bodily separated in numerous sections, Slackwater Brewing plans so as to add again programming reminiscent of Tuesday trivia nights, reside music, and smaller brewmaster dinners when permitted. They not too long ago launched a newly expanded winter menu together with a Little Slackers menu, and scrumptious coffee-based specialty drinks made with collab espresso beans from native roaster Seis Cielo Specialty Coffees.
Freeway 97 Brewing is busy engaged on their enlargement plans for his or her transfer to their new bigger, downtown location proper throughout the road from Cannery Brewing in spring 2021. As soon as they’re of their new location, Penticton will function 5 downtown breweries all inside a fast stroll from one another.
Firehall Brewery in Oliver added an enclosed and heated tent to their massive patio. This offers a snug house that is partially open to the skin air. Additionally they lease out time round propane firepits, which prospects can ebook on-line for his or her family bubble. Additionally they plan to host some restricted capability occasions reminiscent of trivia as soon as allowed, and an expanded meals menu with each day specials.
Summerland’s Breakaway Brewing took over house within the constructing beside them to create a newly expanded seating space. The brand new house doubled their capability and now accommodates as much as 48 visitors. Additionally they accomplished their manufacturing facility and have began brewing in-house. Their beers are solely accessible onsite. They’ve plenty of new beers deliberate all through the winter that may be loved alongside their new taco menu.
Since now shouldn’t be the time to journey, and you’ll’t go to Canada’s Craft Beer Capital, If you happen to can’t go to Canada’s Craft Beer Capital, get pleasure from a style of Penticton with plenty of scrumptious winter beers accessible round BC. Dangerous Tattoo has 2 new winter beers popping out in December, their Purple Plum Winter Bitter and Nordic Nights Winter Ale. These be part of their not too long ago launched Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter.
Cannery Brewing may have a wide range of stouts to maintain you heat this winter. The Darkling Oatmeal Stout and Heist Maple Stout are each again now in 473ml cans. Additionally, look ahead to the return of the Kindling Imperial Stout brewed with espresso, chocolate, oats and coconut. It’s accessible in 473ml cans at non-public liquor shops round BC simply in time for Christmas.
Freeway 97 has 3 seasonal fall and winter beers. Mountain Man Cranberry & Orange Witbier is a restricted launch Christmas ale fermented on cranberries and conditioned on orange peels. Coquihalla ESA is a restricted launch delicate malt ahead ale, and the New Actuality Hoppy Blonde Ale options Lemondrop hops. Search for all of them in 473ml cans.
Till subsequent time, cheers.