Join 65 craft brewers and 5000+ craft brew enthusiasts at one of the largest and longest running beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest.  

Whether you’re a seasoned craft beer connoisseur or a craft brew newcomer you won’t want to miss the 23rd annual Okanagan Fest of Ale taking place in Penticton at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre April 13 & 14, 2018.  A favourite for patrons and participants alike for over 20 years, this “must attend event”  2-day festival features 65 brewer booths and over 175 craft beers, craft ciders, and cask ales to enjoy, fabulous food, live entertainment and more.

Guests of the #FestofAle2018 can look forward to tastings from 68 breweries from BC and beyond.  10 of the breweries participating are new to the event, 5 will be featuring craft ciders, and a selection of gluten free beers will be available. Find a favourite? The crew from Clancy’s Liquor Store will be setting up a pop up shop making it easy for guests to take home their favourite festival finds.

12 local restauranteurs will be serving up an amazing array of delicious dishes and a number of them will be offering special food and beer parings.  Watch for Cannery Brewing paired with Brodo Kitchen, Howling Moon Cider paired with Craft Corner Kitchen, Tin Whistle Brewing paired with Nest & Nectar and Tree Brewing paired with Surf Side California Street Food.

Click on the icons above for additional details on participating vendors, onsite activities and stay tuned for information on events around town over the festive weekend –  Check out our Sip & Stay Getaways 

Don’t miss out – plan to kick off your spring festival season in Penticton at the Okanagan Fest of Ale April 13 & 14, 2018! 

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Event Summary

Since 1996, The Okanagan Fest of Ale has been bringing together craft beer lovers and craft brewers to celebrate the almighty ale! Early every April, Penticton is host to one of the largest and longest running annual beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest. This two-day event features great entertainment, fabulous food and the opportunity to sample a diverse array of quality crafted beverages. Operating as a non-profit society, organizers are committed to support and promote the growing world of quality brewery products, local tourism and local charitable organizations. Since its inception, $637,660 in net proceeds has been gifted back to qualifying registered charities.