A few months back, What’s Brewing reported that Kelowna’s Boundary Brewing had closed. It was a sad day, but a second act was about to begin, as Welton Brewery poured their first newly-brewed beers in their tasting room last month. Let's have a word with the proprietor, Simon Welton.
With five breweries within essentially a one-block radius, Kelowna’s North End is the new BC brewery cluster to rival Port Moody Brewer’s Row. Then, with 15 breweries and counting in city limits, Kelowna has as many breweries as Yeast Van. If you’re on the fence about a BC beer staycation in the Okanagan, start packing.
The Okanagan Fest of Ale, one of BC’s longest running beer festivals, is celebrating 25 incredible years this year. The milestone anniversary Okanagan Fest of Ale is “Kickin’ it Old School”, taking things back to 1996 in what promises to be the biggest craft beer celebration the Okanagan has ever seen.
Penticton is quickly proving to be one of BC’s best craft beer towns, with six (soon to be 7) craft breweries. Excitement is percolating for the 25th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale on April 17th and 18th. Early bird tickets are on sale until January 15!
If you live and work in the South Okanagan business community, you might know the Agur family. Involved in highly successful hospitality and real estate enterprises and well respected for their business acumen, they were able to bring significant experience to the task of creating a craft brewery five years ago.