Okanagan Fest of Ale announces biggest ever brewery lineup

Okanagan Fest of Ale
Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to Penticton April 12 and 13, 2019. Contributed photo

The 24th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale is set to return to Penticton, April 12 and 13, and this year promises to be the biggest festival ever with a record 70 craft breweries and cideries taking part, including 15 that are new to the event. More than 200 craft beers, cask ales and artisanal ciders will be pouring at the two-day craft beer festival at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre.

“This is a record number of participants for us,” says John Cruickshank, Okanagan Fest of Ale Society President. “Of the participating breweries, 15 are new to the event, six will be featuring craft cider, and many will be offering new seasonal releases, collaborations and beers created especially for the festival.”

In addition to beer and cider, the many local restaurateurs taking part will be incorporating craft-inspired twists on their dishes. There will also be a brewing education station, fun photo booth, onsite pop-up liquor store and great live entertainment both indoors and out.

“Interest in this year’s event has been phenomenal so far with early ticket sales up 70% over this time last year,” said Cruickshank. “If you are planning to join us we encourage you to buy your tickets soon as not to miss your chance to sip, savour and celebrate the best in B.C. craft beer and cider at the 2019 Okanagan Fest of Ale!”

Tickets to the event are available online at ValleyFirstTix.com or in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC. Ticket & accommodation specials can be found at FestofAle.ca. Regular single day admission is $29; two-day weekend pass is $49 (inclusive of tax and fees).

Here’s a look at the participating breweries for 2019.


New for 2019

Angry Hen Brewing Co.- Kalso

East Vancouver Brewing Company – Vancouver

Iron Road Brewing – Kamloops

Hatchery Brewing – Penticton

Merridale Cidery – Cobble Hill

Mighty Peace Brewing – Fort St. John

Neighbourhood Brewing – Penticton

Northpaw Brewing – Port Coquitlam

Red Bird Brewing – Kelowna

Salt Spring Island Ales – Salt Spring Island

Strathcona Beer Company – Vancouver

The Beer Farmers – Pemberton

Tofino Brewing Co – Tofino

Trench Brewing & Distilling – Prince George

Wild Ambition Brewing – Kelowna


Okanagan Fest of Ale
Okanagan Fest of Ale returns to Penticton April 12 and 13, 2019. Contributed photo

Returning favourites

4 Mile Brewing Co. – Victoria

Bad Tattoo Brewing Company – Penticton

Barley Mill Brew Pub – Penticton

BC Tree Fruits Cider Co – Kelowna

BNA Brewing Co. – Kelowna

Bomber Brewing – Vancouver

Boundary Brewing Co- Kelowna

Cannery Brewing – Penticton

Category 12 Brewing – Saanich

Coal Harbour Brewing – Vancouver

Crannóg Ales – Sorrento

CrossRoads Brewing – Prince George

Dead Frog Brewery – Langley

Detonate Brewing Company – Summerland

Driftwood Brewery – Victoria

Elevation 57 Brewing Co- Big White

Fernie Brewing Company – Fernie

Firehall Brewery – Oliver

Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co – Pitt Meadows

Four Winds Brewing Co. – Delta

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks – Richmond

Highway 97 Brewing Company – Penticton

Howe Sound Brewing – Squamish

Howling Moon Craft Cider – Oliver

Hoyne Brewing Co.- Victoria

Kettle River Brewing Company – Kelowna

Lighthouse Brewing – Victoria

Luppolo Brewing – Vancouver

Mariner Brewing Company- Coquitlam

Moody Ales – Port Moody

Moon Under Water Brewery – Victoria

Mt Begbie Brewing Co – Revelstoke

Naramata Cider Co- Naramata

Nelson Brewing Company – Nelson

Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Vancouver

Parkside Brewery – Port Moody

Persephone Brewing Co. – Gibsons

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co – Victoria

Powell Brewery – Vancouver

R&B Brewing – Vancouver

Ravens Brewing Company – Abbotsford

Red Collar Brewing – Kamloops

Red Racer Brewing – Surrey

Spinnakers –Victoria

Steamworks Brewing Co. – Burnaby

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. – New Westminster

Strange Fellows Brewing – Vancouver

Summerland Heritage Cider Co. – Summerland

Tin Whistle Brewery – Penticton

Torchlight Brewing Co – Nelson

Twin Sails Brewing – Port Moody

Vancouver Island Brewing – Victoria

Wards Cider – Kelowna

Whitetooth Brewing Company – Golden

Yellow Dog Brewing – Port Moody

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