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Penticton has been a leader of the BC craft beer scene for more than 25 years, with a strong collaborative community of 8 craft breweries. Penticton is also home to the long-running Okanagan Fest of Ale, Penticton Beer Week, and the Penticton Beer Run. The craft beer scene in Penticton is so vibrant that in 2020, that legacy was recognized by travel giant Lonely Planet when it named Penticton “Canada’s Craft Beer Capital.” also recognized Penticton’s craft beer scene back in 2018, when it was named as one of the top 3 of Canada’s best beer towns!

We have seen an increase in the number of breweries, the diversity of beer styles, and the desire for interesting and unique beer experiences. While the industry has grown and evolved, one thing that has remained consistent is the passion that craft breweries bring to the table. As an industry, we are passionate about the beers that we create, the experiences that we provide to our guests, and the impact that we have in our communities.

The craft beer scene in Penticton has exploded because our breweries offer great experiences for people. Our taprooms have evolved into community hubs where people of all ages and demographics gather to celebrate, to listen to music, to attend events all while enjoying their craft beer with family and friends. Our family-friendly breweries are casual, each with their own unique vibe, and their own unique mix of craft beer and other beverages and food items.

When people visit our breweries, they can also purchase local beer to enjoy at select Penticton parks and beaches, which allow consumption of alcoholic beverages outdoors in designated locations from 12-9pm year-round. Please remember to drink responsibly and ensure no litter is left behind. 

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.

Download the free BC Ale Trail app and visit all of the locations on the Penticton Ale Trail, earning rewards along the way.


Visit each of the breweries:

Abandoned Rail Brewing

Barley Mill Brew Pub

Cannery Brewing

Highway 97 Brewery

Neighbourhood Brewing

Slackwater Brewing

Tin Whistle Brewing

Yellow Dog Brewing


For more info and to plan your craft beer tour in Penticton, visit


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