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Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Highlights Pacific Northwest Beer

Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Sample the Pacific Northwest’s premier beers at the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale in Penticton, BC.

The Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society’s annual beer festival will be held at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre April 5-6, 2013.  The brew-masters of over two dozen of the Pacific Northwest’s leading craft brewers are coming together in this beautiful spot in the Thompson Okanagan Region of British Columbia, Canada to present their finest selection of ales.

In addition to the beer tasting, the festival will also feature:

  • An eclectic assortment of seven local entertainment acts ranging from bands to belly dancing
  • Food vendors offering a wide variety of culinary delights to pair with your microwbrew beer tasting

Why not pair your microbrew beer tasting with the custom “craft accommodations” of Thompson Okanagan lodging available at our member bed & breakfast inns in the region?

Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Participating Breweries

The breweries attending this year’s beer festival read like a who’s who in the world of Pacific Northwest craft brewing:
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Alpine Brewing Company

Oroville, WA

Barley Mill Brew Pub

Penticton, BC

Big Surf Beer Co

Kelowna, BC

Bravo Beer Co

Squamish, BC Belgian Beer Importer

Cannery Brewing Co.

Penticton, BC

Crannog Ales

Sorrento, BC

Creemore Springs

Creemore, ONT

Dead Frog Brewery

Aldergrove, BC

Driftwood Brewery

Victoria, BC

Fernie Brewing

Fernie, BC

Firehall Brewery

Oliver, BC

Granville Island Brewing

Vancouver, BC

Growers Cider

Vancouver, BC

Horizon Beers

Canmore, AB

Left Field Cider Co.

Logan Lake, BC

McClelland Premium Imports

Penticton, BC

Mill St. Brewery

Toronto, ONT

Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

Revelstoke, BC

Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

Saskatchewan, SK

Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Vancouver, BC

Phillips Brewing Company

Victoria, BC

Port Townsend Brewing Co

Port Townsend, WA

Steamworks Brewing Company

Vancouver, BC

Summerland Heritage Cider Company

Summerland, BC

The Tin Whistle Brewing Company

Penticton, BC

The Whistler Brewing Company

Vancouver, BC

Tree Brewing Co.

Kelowna, BC

Vancouver Island Brewery

Victoria, BC

Come sip and savour the best of the Pacific Northwest!

Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Entertainment

Entertainment Schedule
FRIDAY, APRIL 5

4:30-5:30 PM

Get Bent Belly Dancing

5:30-6:30 PM

Roland Allen

6:30-7:30 PM

Joe’s Garage

7:30-8:45 PM

Fluxx

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

12:00-1:00 PM

Thursday Night Jazz Band

1:00-2:00 PM

Flashback

2:00-3:00 PM

The Dungbeatles

3:00-4:00 PM

Roland Allen

4:00-5:00 PM

Joe’s Garage

5:00-6:00 PM

Fluxx

Playing GuitarAs you taste the gourmet beers and delectable foods at the festival, there will be a great lineup of entertainment, including:

The Dungbeatles

An amusing, unothodox blend of pop, roots and world music

Flashback

Rock and roll of the 1960s, 70s and 80s

Fluxx

Purveyors of fine rock originals and coversBelly Dance

Get Bent Belly Dancers

Bollywood-style belly dancing by local dancers

Joe’s Garage

Vast and diverse reptoire of material ranging from Tom Jones to Bob Marley

Roland Allen

Classic and contemporary rock with a twist

Thursday Night Jazz Band

17 piece big band playing swing, plus funk and other modern styles

More information, including how to purchase tickets is available at the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale website.

Choose Thompson Okanagan, BC Lodging That Provides “Craft Accommodations” to Pair with the Microbrews of the Fest-of-Ales

Breakfast

Begin your day of beer tasting with a mouthwatering breakfast from our member Thompson Okanagan B&B inns

Our Thompson Okanagan bed and breakfast inns offer personalized lodging for your family vacation to match up with the unique beers of the Fest-of-Ales and all of the events and activities of the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia.

Enjoy a wide array of breakfast options and rest up before and after your tasting adventures in a comfortable guest room.  You’ll receive the expert service and area knowledge of the innkeepers at locations all across the Thompson Okanagan region.

What’s Your Okanagan Fest-of-Ales Expectation or Experience?

The annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale event has been held since 2000.  Since then, it has grown significantly and emerged as a premier beer festival in the Pacific Northwest.

Please share your plans for and memories of the Okanagan Fest-of-Ales.