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From The Hopline: PIC OF THE WEEK

Neighbourhood Brewing Opens in Penticton

Penticton's Neighbourhood Brewing tasting room is quietly opening this week with a soft launch. Photo: Kim Lawton

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with Edward Kaye

On Friday, Cascadian Beer Podcast is holding their Stay at Home Pub Quiz. You’ll be able to watch the live stream on YouTube & Facebook. You can even tune into the video feed on your Smart TV with the Facebook Watch app or YouTube. On Saturday, Smiths pub in Victoria is holding a tap takeover to welcome Penticton's Neighbourhood Brewing to the Island. They will have hazy IPAs, hoppy pilsners, delicious core beers, and perhaps some special surprises on tap.…

View Ed's column for this week »

From Our Events Calendar

Winter Beer Tasting Social
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

With no beer festivals this winter, we still want to celebrate the wonderful seasonal brews.

In this event we will be hearing from some local breweries about their winter seasonal beers through prerecorded videos and we will hopefully have a few brewers join us live to chat about their brews.

The beers we will be hearing about and tasting are listed below. So go out and see if you can pick up any or all of the beers to join in the tasting.

The event will be on Zoom. Please send an email to [email protected] to receive the Zoom link, or make sure you are signed up for the CAMRA Victoria mailinglist.


Vancouver Island Brewing:
-Misthorn Aurora IPA
-Nanaimo Bar Porter

Bad Dog Brewing:
-Sweater Weather Winter Ale
-Octodog Porter

Twa Dogs:
-Movember Red Ale
-Blackberry Rumble Sour

-Coconut Porter
-Regal Standard Wee Heavy Scotch-Ale
-Export Stout
-Biere de Gard

Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Breakeven Bottle Nights will take place on the first Friday of every month at 5pm and will feature a new and unique bottle every time but don’t wait – there will only be one bottle of each.

Christmas Craft Fair at the Moon
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

You’re invited to the Christmas Craft Fair at the Moon 🌙

🌙 Saturday, December 5th:
11 am – 6 pm

🌙 Sunday, December 6th:
11 am – 6 pm

Free to attend.

Enjoy vendors featuring:

• Dog treats
• Coasters
• Build-a-bear
• Acrylic paintings
• Moon Distilling Co. & Moon Under Water Brewery products & swag
• Christmas ornaments
• Chocolates
• Candles
• Bowties

The event will also feature:

• Kids cookie decorating station in the Distillery Lounge
• Raffles for Charity
• Christmas Photo Booth: Inside the Distillery Lounge in front of the vintage façade door

We will also be launching… Candy Cane Dunkel and Moon Distilling Co. Candy Cane Schnapps!*

*Very limited supply available.

Enjoy a Candy Cane Dunkel Cask – in both the Distillery Lounge and Pub for $5 per 16 oz glass.

Candy Cane Dunkel Cask available at these times only*:

• 4 pm – 10 pm Saturday
• 4 pm – 8 pm Sunday

*While quantities last

The event is 19+ in the Pub, and kid friendly in the Distillery Lounge & Distillery Lounge Patio.

Pick-up your copy of the Vendor Map on the day of the event 🌙

Social Distancing Strategy:

• Open timeline
• Limited capacity for seating and standing
• Guest capacity will be monitored in both the Distillery Lounge and Pub
• Outdoor line-up social distancing procedures are in place including 6 foot painted markers on the ground for line-ups and additional staff employed to monitor outdoor line-up area

The following procedures and practices have been put in place to protect our guests and employees:

We look forward to showcasing locally made products from local artisans at our socially distanced Christmas Craft Fair!

See you Saturday, December 5th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, December 6th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Please feel free to check back here for updates!

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