To the Craft Revolution

The Okanagan Fest of Ale was established in 1996

Curious about past participants ?
Which brews took top honours?
Which charities we’ve helped to support?
Find out all the answers to these queries below.

Okanagan Fest of Ale 2018 Event History

Best of Show, Judges Choice Awards

Judges’ Choice Award Winners:
Best in Show Tart Wild Ale with Plum – Luppolo Brewing Company, Vancouver BC

Best in Class
Best Amber/Dark Ale Cinders Red Rye – CrossRoads Brewing, Prince George BC
Best Cider Dad Bod – BC Tree Fruits Cider, Kelowna BC
Best Fruit Beer Park Life Passion Fruit Ale – Bomber Brewing, Vancouver BC
Best IPA Humans IPA – The Parkside Brewery, Port Moody BC
Best Pale Ale Fashionably Late – Moon Under Water Brewery, Victoria BC
Best Pilsner/Lager/Kölsch Los Muertos Cerveza Negra – Bad Tattoo Brewing, Penticton BC
Best Saison Pamela – BNA Brewing Co, Kelowna BC
Best Sour Tart Wild Ale with Plum – Luppolo Brewing Company, Vancouver BC
Best Specialty Beer Nightwatch Coffee Lager – Lighthouse Brewing Company, Victoria BC
Best Specialty IPA Hit the Deck Hazy IPA – Fernie Brewing Company, Fernie BC
Best Stout/Porter Péché  Mortel Imperial Espresso Stout – Brasserie Dieu du Ciel, Montreal, QC
Best Wheat Ale Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen – Moody Ales, Port Moody BC

People’s Choice Award Winners:
Best Beer Blueberry Blast Kettle Sour – Dead Frog Brewery, Aldergrove BC
Best Cider Broken Ladder Pears & Peaches Sparkling Cider –  BC Tree Fruits Cider, Kelowna, BC
Best Food Brodo Kitchen, Penticton BC
Best Label Design Moscow Mule – Dead Frog Brewery, Aldergrove BC
Best Label Design Runner Up Los Muertos Cerveza Negra – Bad Tattoo Brewing, Penticton BC

2018 Charity recipients – $60,000 was donated to these Organizations in 2018:

Agur Lake Camp Society
Breakfast Learning Club Penticton
Desert Valley Hospice Society
Dragonfly Pond Family Society
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre
Okangan College Foundation
OneSky Community Resources
OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre
Pathways Addictions Resource Centre
Penticton Recovery Resource Society
Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society
School District 67 – Educational Grants
South Okanagan Loss Society
South Okanagan Medical Foundation
South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society
St. Saviour’s Community Meal
The Penticton & Area Access Centre
The Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning
YES Project (fiscal agent CFSO)

2018 Brewers

4 Mile Brewing Co. – Victoria
Backroads Brewing Company – Nelson – New
Bad Tattoo Brewing – Penticton
Barley Mill Brew Pub – Penticton
BC Brew Company – Lake Country
BC Tree Fruits Cider – Kelowna
BNA Brewing Co. – Kelowna
Bomber Brewing – Vancouver
Boundary Brewing Co – Kelowna
Britannia Brewing Co – Richmond
Cannery Brewing C0. – Penticton
Crannóg Ales – Sorrento
Dageraad Brewing – Burnaby – New
Dead Frog Brewery – Aldergrove
Detonate Brewing Company – Summerland
Dominion Cider Co. – Summerland
Elevation 57 Brewing Co – Big White – New
Fernie Brewing Company – Fernie
Firehall Brewery – Oliver
Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co – Pitt Meadows
Four Winds Brewing Company Ltd – Delta
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks – Richmond
Glutenberg – Montreal
Hathi Brewing Co. – Abbotsford – New
Highway 97 Brewing Company – Penticton
Howe Sound Brewing – Squamish
Howling Moon Craft Cider – Oliver
Hoyne Brewing Company – Victoria
Kettle River Brewing Company Ltd – Kelowna
Lighthouse Brewing Company – Victoria
Longwood Brewery – Nanaimo
Luppolo Brewing Company – Vancouver – New
Mariner Brewing – Coquitlam – New
Marten Brewing Company – Vernon
Moody Ales – Port Moody
Moon Under Water Brewery – Victoria
Mt Begbie Brewing Company – Revelstoke
Naramata Cider Co – Naramata
Nelson Brewing Company – Nelson
Old Yale Brewing Co. – Chilliwack
Parallel 49 Brewing – Vancouver
Persephone Brewing Co. – Gibsons
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co – Victoria
R&B Brewing – Vancouver
Ravens Brewing Co – Abbotsford
Red Arrow Brewing Company – Duncan
Red Collar Brewing – Kamloops
Red Racer – Surrey
Red Truck Beer Company – Vancouver
Spinnakers Brewpub – Victoria
Steamworks Brewing Co. – Burnaby
Steel & Oak Brewing Co. – New Westminster
Strange Fellows Brewing – Vancouver
Summerland Heritage Cider Co. – Summerland
The Parkside Brewery – Port Moody
Tin Whistle Brewery – Penticton
Torchlight Brewing Co – Nelson
Trading Post Brewing – Langley – New
Tree Brewing Co. – Kelowna
Twin Sails Brewing – Port Moody
Two Wolves Brewing – Vancouver – New
VI Brewing – Victoria
Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd. – Golden – New
Yellow Dog Brewing – Port Moody

2018 Restaurants

Brodo Kitchen
Craft Corner Kitchen
Euroweenie Sausage
Murray’s Pizza
Opah Greek Foods
Real Pizza
Samosa Express
Smoking Hot Donair
Surf Side California Street Food
Tacos del Norte
The Nest & Nectar
Thai on the Fly
People’s Craft House Craft Soda

2018 Entertainment

Aidan & Mandy
Brian Highley
Dung Beatles
Great White North
Hot Ticket
Justin Koshman
Marshall Potts
Myc Sharrat & Matt Carter
Mason Burns
Patrick Spenser of Coldwater Road
Rumble 100
Travis Peterson
The Band Who Knew
Thursday Night Jazz Band
Dj Shakes

2017 – 2018 Society Board of Directors

John Cruickshank, President; Mark Woods, Vice President, Warren Everton, Treasurer, Shawn Goodsell, Stephen Juch, Martin Lewis, Jaclyn Kinrade, Brenda MacDonald, Simon St. Laurent, Michael Stokker, Ginger Budinski – Administration Support

Whether you’re a seasoned craft beer connoisseur or a craft brew newcomer you won’t want to miss the
24th Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale April 12 & 13, 2019, in Penticton BC.
Sip, Savour & Celebrate 175+ suds and ciders from 70 of the most coveted craft breweries and cideries in BC.