For Immediate Release – February 16th, 2018
Whether you’re a seasoned craft beer connoisseur or a craft brew newcomer you won’t want to miss the 23rd annual Okanagan Fest of Ale taking place in Penticton April 13 & 14, 2018. A favorite for patrons and participants alike for over 20 years, this “must attend event” is one of the largest and longest running beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest. The 2-day festival features 65 brewer booths and over 175 craft beers, craft ciders, and cask ales to enjoy, fabulous food, live entertainment and more.
Guests of the #FestofAle2018 can look forward to tastings from 68 breweries from BC and beyond. 10 of the breweries participating are new to the event, 5 will be featuring craft ciders, and a selection of gluten free beers
will be available. Find a favourite? The crew from Clancy’s Liquor Store will be setting up a pop up shop making it easy for guests to take home their favourite festival finds.
12 local restauranteurs will be serving up an amazing array of delicious dishes and a number of them will be offering special food and beer parings. Watch for Cannery Brewing paired with Brodo Kitchen, Howling Moon Cider paired with Craft Corner Kitchen, Tin Whistle Brewing paired with Nest & Nectar and Tree Brewing paired with Surf Side California Street Food.
On the entertainment front, The Thursday Night Jazz Band will be returning to the main stage for the 23rd time, with the popular Dung Beatles also set to take to the main stage on Saturday. Throughout the weekend, DJ Nathan Shakes will be spinning tunes in between lively performances from an eclectic mix of craft beer loving single and duos.
Festival goers with a thirst for knowledge may want to plan to stop by the at the Trellis and Vine Crafthouse Brewing Education station, while those with a passion for fashion are encouraged to “get crafty” and come to the event in their best team-tees. The friendly folks from Travel Penticton will be onsite Friday, camera ready to capture team-tee tasters with prizes for Best Team Tee and bragging rights up for grabs.
Organizers report tickets sales to date are more than double what they were this time last year. Don’t’ be disappointed, mark your plans to kick off festival season in Penticton at the Okanagan Fest of Ale today!
For all inquiries: please call
250.492.4355 or [email protected]
Operating as a non-profit society, and managed by a Volunteer Board of Directors, the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society hosts an annual Consumer Craft Beer and Cider Tasting that functions to support and promote the growing world of quality craft brewery products, promote local tourism and support charitable organizations within the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similakameen. Since its inception, $537,660 in net proceeds has been gifted back to qualifying registered charities.