March 27, 2015 - 11:51 AM
PENTICTON - Beer lovers rejoice, in little more than two weeks, the doors open at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre to celebrate the 20th Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale.
Tickets are still available but selling fast for the event that starts Friday, April 10 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and runs through Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“To celebrate our 20th Annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale, we will have a total of 47 breweries and cideries from across the province and the Pacific Northwest," director of festival Ron Dyck says in a media release. "We’re pretty excited to welcome back some of our favourite breweries and cideries and we’re really stoked to have 15 great first-time breweries and cideries attending this year. There will be over 150 different beers and ciders to try including a selection of exclusive casks made for the festival.”
New this year is an outdoor area with food trucks, breweries and live entertainment. As well, visitors who like any of the beer they try during the festival can purchase some at a pop-up liquor store on their way out. Every brewery will have a selection of their beer available for purchase, including many brands not available at liquor stores in the Okanagan.
For those who like to shake it up on the dance floor, 12 different bands will be entertaining over the weekend with two floors, one indoors and another outdoors to choose from. To commemorate the event a photo booth will be set up.
There are discount vouchers for taxis and shuttle drivers to make getting back and forth from hotel to the festival easier and cheaper. The Coconut Express website has information about pickup locations throughout Penticton.
Check the web page for more information about the Okanagan Fest of Ale events and schedule.
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