Cannery Brewing’s Charcuterie Alone Represents 8 to 10 Local Suppliers
Located in Penticton at 198 Ellis Street, Cannery Brewing’s downtown Penticton location may only be a few years old but the brewery has just celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its first brew of April 1, 2001.
Prior to that, two of the ownership team – Patt and Ron Dyck owned and operated the Country Squire Restaurant in Naramata with Terry Schoffer for over 23 years. Of course, Ron and Patt’s now adult son Ian Dyck was born in the region and grew up with the businesses. Owner and Lead Brewer Ross Thompson may be the most recent to Penticton but is a quick study in learning all the local secrets. Ian and Ross joined Cannery’s ownership team a few years back with the move to the new location.
Accordingly, Patt says, “At Cannery Brewing, we are so pleased to be able to feature the amazing products of so many of our local friends. We have a rotating selection of local BC wine and cider on tap in our taproom. On our menu, we use local ingredients wherever possible.”
Cannery is always quick to say thanks to the community for the many years of support and the connections run deep.
Patt points out, “Yes, there always seem to be some collaborations going on. Paul Cecconi from Brodo Kitchen uses our beers often in the dishes that he makes. Our charcuterie boards are wonderful combinations of local products.”
If you take a close look at Cannery’s meat and cheese board with all its seasonal and rotating offerings, it represents an average of 8 to 10 local and area businesses, for example:
– local cheeses from Upper Bench Creamery (Penticton), Poplar Grove Cheese (Penticton) and Jerseyland (Grand Forks)
– dried apples – Fruit Guy Farm (Naramata) and Michael the Apple Guy (Naramata)
– focaccia Bread – True Grain Bakery (Summerland)
– charcuterie – Rotating BC varieties including Two Rivers Meats (North Vancouver) and Flambe Catering (Kaleden)
– beer mustard – Farmersdotter Organics (Cawston)
– seasonal fruit – local apples, cherries etc.
– house-made chutney, pickles and seasoned beer nuts
You can build a grocery list and a treasure hunt just by seeking out those suppliers!
Patt notes, “Nummerland (Summerland) uses our beer in their lovely Paletas all summer. The Blackberry Porter often makes an appearance in chocolate desserts all over the valley. Pre-covid there used to be wonderful beer paired dinners at so many great restaurants.”