Okanagan Fest of Ale is this week! If you need tickets remember to use the code CAMRA16 to save $2 off a day pass or $3 off a weekend pass, tickets can be purchased online here. Of the 65 participating breweries, 15 are new to the event, 7 will be sampling ciders and 2 will be showcasing great gluten-free alternatives. Guests of the fest are sure to enjoy culinary delights from 12 local restaurateurs including a selection of dishes with a craft inspired twist including savoury dishes from Brodo Kitchen, donuts from Craft Corner Kitchen and cool treats from Gorgeous Georgia’s Ice Cream. Moments Under Frame Photography will be on hand with a fun photo booth and a “pop up liquor store”, manned by the friendly folks from the Government St. Liquor Store, will be stocked with all the favourites you’re certain to find at the event. New additions to the event include an app to track tastings (download the app for Untappd on your smartphone today) and the addition of an educational home brewing display alongside an expanded area showcasing industry related personalities and information. In addition, the fun and festive crew from Cascades Casino will be setting up a few gaming tables.
There are some other fantastic events happening this week as part of #OkanaganBeerWeek, including a beer-paired dinner, an IPA educational session, a beer brunch and a bunch of different craft-focused events around town. Check out the full list of Taps around Town here.
We are excited that Penticton is joining the BC Ale Trail! Later this week, the folks from BC Ale Trail will be in town to visit Okanagan Fest of Ale, Murderers Row, our 5 Penticton breweries and many craft beer focused restaurants and tours. They’ll be capturing video footage and photos at each location. If you see them out and about filming, give them a cheers and maybe you’ll make it in to the video! Stay tuned for the official launch of the Penticton Ale Trail in the weeks ahead!
Have you picked up the newest copy of What’s Brewing Magazine yet? Featuring articles by local CAMRA executives and beer lovers, Kim Lawton and Chelsea McDowell, this issue is all about the craft beer community. Read it online here or pick up a free copy at most of our local breweries!
BRODO BEER PAIRED DINNER – TUES APRIL 4
Join the teams from Brodo and Bad Tattoo Brewing for a family-style beer-paired dinner as part of Taps Around Town and the Okanagan Fest of Ale 2017! Call to reserve your spot, limited seating.
(778) 476-1275 | $40 per person plus tax and gratuity
Jalapeno-smoked gouda cornbread
Stout+beef ‘pies’ with peppery arugula, espresso hollandaise
Roasted cauliflower+aged cheddar risotto, pale ale battered cauliflower, porkbelly lardons, kale crispies
Watercress salad with parmesan, roasted olives+bellpeppers, fried capers, truffled-dijon vinaigrette
Dark lager brined+jerk roast chicken drumstix with cucumber+honey yogurt
Maple-bacon chocolate cupcakes with raspberry-IPA frosting
IPA ODYSSEY WITH JOE WIEBE AT BAD TATTOO BREWING – THURSDAY APRIL 6
Your host, Joe Wiebe – Thirsty Writer, (author of the Craft Beer Revolution) will tell you the story of IPA from its earliest origins in 18th century Britain through to its resurrection by contemporary craft brewers in North America and its evolution into a wide range of popular craft beer styles: Black IPA or Cascadian Dark Ale; Red IPA or India Red Ale; Belgian/White IPA; Wild IPA; Double/Imperial IPA; Session IPA or ISA; Rye IPA or India Rye Ale; Brown IPA or India Brown Ale; and, finally, the New England or Hazy IPA.
Over the course of the evening, Joe will lead the group through a tasting of several different IPAs, including a special cask-conditioned IPA prepared by Bad Tattoo Brewing. Thursday, April 6, 7-9pm
$25 regular/$20 for CAMRA members, includes 6 beer samples
MURDERER’S ROW @ KETTLE VALLEY STATION PUB – SATURDAY APRIL 8
After Okanagan Fest of Ale, you’ll want to head to the Kettle Valley Station Pub for Murderers Row: Licensed to Kill. They’ll have some fantastic casks (a brewer’s dozen) from some amazing Craft Breweries!! Plus live entertainment so you can tap your toes while enjoying your cask beers!
Tickets are $30. This includes your entrance into the event, your first cask pint and a Murderers Row tshirt. Tickets are on sale now, and it always sells out in advance. Please drop in to the KVS to purchase your tickets or call 250.493.3388 to purchase via credit card. For more info, the Facebook event is here.
Tickets are $20 each or 2 for $30 and can be purchased online or in person at 880 Vaughan Ave. Tickets include a sample glass and 5 tasting tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased for $2.
This a 19+ event. ID will be required at the door with your tickets. Children may attend with parents.
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