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 eight craft breweries, Okanagan Fest of Ale, one of BC’s premier and long-standing craft beer festivals, and Penticton Oktoberfest and the Penticton Beer Run, part of the annual Penticton Beer Week. In fact, craft beer has become so popular here that expedia.ca recognized Penticton as one of Canada’s best beer towns! We have some of BC’s oldest craft breweries and some of BC’s newest craft breweries here in Penticton.
All of Penticton’s craft beers are all natural, made fresh at the source, and often feature local ingredients and local destinations, whether it’s a Peach Cream Ale, an Apricot Hefeweizen or a Naramata Nut Brown Ale.
Be sure to visit each of the craft breweries, because each one offers a unique and different experience, many featuring food, an opportunity to see the brewery in action, and a chance to sit down, relax and try a flight or a pint from the taproom or patio. There are loads of different beer styles, and when you visit Penticton’s craft breweries, you will have an opportunity to try many of these different styles.
Bring your bike and ride from brewery to brewery on a self-guided tour, or rent a bike and book a guided breweries tour. If you prefer a more leisurely tour, you can travel in style in a guided vehicle as you visit the breweries. If you are a runner, plan to visit in early June for the annual Penticton Beer Run and run, walk or crawl from the Kettle Valley Rail Trail through Penticton with multiple beer, food and brewery stops along the way.
You can also enjoy a cold beer on the beach in Penticton, as select Penticton parks and beaches allow consumption of alcoholic beverages outdoors in designation locations along the Okanagan and Skaha lakefronts from 12pm to 9pm year-round. Please remember to drink responsibly and ensure no litter is left behind.
Visit each of the breweries:
For more info and to plan your craft beer tour in Penticton, visit PentictonAleTrail.ca