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Penticton Ale Trail

There is a saying that it takes a lot of great craft beer to make fine wine. It is a natural fit then, that in the middle of wine country, Penticton also has a dynamic beer scene with seven craft breweries. In fact, craft beer has become so popular here that Lonely Planet has recognized Penticton as one of Canada’s Craft Beer Capital! We have some of BC’s oldest craft breweries and some of BC’s newest craft breweries here in Penticton.


Slackwater Brewing

Founded mid-cast and hip deep in a mountain stream, Slackwater stands for the moments between life’s ebbs and flows—especially those enjoyed with friends, family and beers in-hand. Our brewing philosophy is focused on simplicity, balance and approachability with some newly inspired local infusions from the Okanagan’s natural landscapes. Our food philosophy matches that of our beer.  Chef Bryson summons inspiration from seasonal Okanagan ingredients and ties them in with our house-brewed libations.


Tin Whistle Brewing

The South Okanagan’s original brewery is still going strong 25 years later.  Tin Whistle kicked off the craft beer movement in the Okanagan Valley when it opened in 1995. This family-owned-and-operated business was named after a locomotive on the Kettle Valley Railway, which operated throughout the Thompson-Okanagan region for years before being converted into a hiking/biking trail. Tin Whistle focuses on using local ingredients such as fruits and berries in many of its beers, including the award-winning Stag Apple Scotch Ale and two different beers made with local peaches.


Barley Mill Brew Pub & Bistro

A pub with a friendly atmosphere, cheerful waitresses and bartenders – and good drinks. A restaurant with homemade quality foods. A place with a lively decor, where darts, billiards, music and camaraderie are enjoyed. A decora-tribute to sports figures echoes a slightly western theme with paraphernalia belonging to some first class Penticton athletes and rodeo stars.