Lonely Planet hails Penticton as Canada’s craft beer capital

Penticton was recently named Canada’s craft beer capital by Lonely Planet travel guide. Kim Lawton photo

Penticton is being hailed as Canada’s craft beer capital by the Lonely Planet travel guide, thanks to its long tradition of brewing and numerous craft breweries.

In a recent article posted on the travel guide’s website, Penticton is singled out for its love of beer, and is referred to as “one of Canada’s best kept secrets.” The city of 34,000 people is home to six breweries—soon to be seven—giving it one brewery for every 4,857 people.

The article credits much of the growth to the Okanagan Fest of Ale, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The beer festival—which runs April 17 and 18, 2020—is one of the largest and longest-running in the Pacific Northwest, and is expanding this year to include close to 90 breweries and cideries.

To read the entire article, visit Lonely Planet’s website here.

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