Kelowna home beer brewer goes large scale with Penticton brewery

Derek Hyde of Kelowna, winner of the Home Brewers Club competition, is pictured harvesting hops with his children.
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PENTICTON - A Penticton craft brewer is pairing up with the winner of the Okanagan Home Brewers Club competition.

Derek Hyde from Kelowna won the opportunity to brew a beer at Bad Tattoo’s Penticton facility.

Hyde’s first large scale commercial brew will be a seasonal beer under the Bad Tattoo label, according to a media release.

He says the opportunity to brew beer with Bad Tattoo “legitimizes my hobby.”

“I’m excited by this opportunity. I’ve never brewed on such a large scale before. It will be interesting to learn how things are done professionally,” Hyde says in the release.

Hyde will work closely with head brewer Robert Theroux to create a recipe for the beer. The pair will kick off the first stage of brewing on May 21 and will produce 2,000 litres.

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