Two new craft breweries open in the Okanagan: Barn Owl Brewing and Breakaway Brewing

Barn Owl Brewing Co. in Kelowna’s South Mission neighbourhood officially opened its doors last Saturday. Gail Nugent photo

This summer is shaping up to be busiest the province has ever seen for new craft brewery openings. This past weekend two new breweries opened in the Okanagan, with Barn Owl Brewing Co. in Kelowna and Breakaway Brewing Co. in Summerland both opening their doors.


Barn Owl Brewing Co. (Kelowna)

Located in an updated heritage barn with seating for 60 people, this farm-based craft brewery is the first for Kelowna’s Lower Mission neghbourhood. Barn Owl managed to open with a whopping seven beers on tap, including its Lakeshore Lager, Bohemian Red Pilsner, Amai Belgian Witbier, Homegrown IPA, Raspberry Wheat Ale, Night Owl Porter and Espresso Night Owl Porter.



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Today is the day. WE ARE OPEN! 13224 Victoria Road N Summerland BC Hours of operation (subject to change) Thursday-Sunday 2pm-9pm It’s been a roller coaster of a journey to get here. We want to thank the brewing community around the Okanagan for being so welcoming and so helpful! We can’t wait to join the world of great craft beer in beautiful BC. TAPLIST: -Dry Hopped Pilsner w/Cashmere and Hallertau Blanc -IPA w/Falconers Flight and Mosaic -Chocolate Stout w/Cocoa nibs -Peach Wheat w/Peaches GUEST TAP: True Love Kölsch – @badtattoobrewing CIDER: Magic Hour – @DominionCider Come join us for some fantastic libations and delicious grub options! #BreakawayFromOrdinary #BCCraft #BCAleTrail #Summerland #ExploreBC #GoodBeerGoodFriends #OkanaganCraft

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Breakaway Brewing Co. (Summerland)

This new nanobrewery in the heart of Uptown Summerland is led by two young ex-hockey players originally from Colorado. While the beer is being made on a modest 320-litre system currently, construction is already underway to build a warehouse out the back of the building that will hold an additional 600-litre brewhouse. Breakaway’s opening taplist includes a dry-hopped pilsner, IPA, chocolate stout and a peach wheat ale.

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