Spring is here! You know what’s the most exciting thing about spring? It’s only a season away from summer, which, as we all know, is the absolute best of time of year to enjoy a tall, cold one in the outdoor setting of your choice. But not everyone is surrounded by people who love beer, and that’s a sad state of affairs. Luckily, there’s no reason for anybody in these parts to drink alone.
With so many creative and talented brew masters in the province of BC, you’d think that summer beer festivals would be aplenty. You would be correct! Here is just a sampling of the upcoming local craft brewing events and beer festivals.
Okanagan Fest of Ale, April 8-9, 2016
Get it? Fest of Ale? Well, we think it’s cute. The Okanagan Fest of Ale is an annual event held in the lovely and charming setting of Penticton, BC. This event is heralded as “largest and longest running annual beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest” and with ticket prices that range from $29-47, it’s in the right range for a good time to be had by all!
Great Okanagan Beer Festival, May 12-14, 2016
This annual festival, held right in the heart of Kelowna, BC, is a treat that brings over 40 breweries from all over the world for three days of fun, frivolity and frothy good times. Tickets to the Great Okanagan Beer Festival range in price from $30-85 dollars, and they’re sure to sell out again this year, so don’t miss your chance!
Great Canadian Beer Festival, September 9-10, 2016
OK, so this one isn’t in our charming little valley, but it’s well worth the trip if you can find an excuse to make it to the island. Held every year in Victoria, BC, the Great Canadian Beer Festival features the best and brightest of Canadian brewing talents. Tickets will go on sale in July, and we can’t think of a better way to cap off an incredible summer of beer. Can you?
Do you think you have the stuff to be the next big thing on the BC brewing scene? The best beers start with the freshest ingredients, and you can’t get any fresher than hops that are grown right here in the Okanagan at Hops Canada. Order now to make sure your best batch is ready for summertime fun!