Marten Brewing
Company

EST. 2015 | Vernon

Craft beer and barbecue are on the menu at this beautifully converted venue in downtown Vernon.

When Stefan and Pearl Marten decided to buy and renovate this big building at the corner of 30th and 30th in downtown Vernon some folks were skeptical since several previous businesses had failed there. First, they opened the Naked Pig BBQ restaurant and café next door, and then they tackled the main project: turning the old nightclub into a brewpub. They reno’d and re-built the whole place, doing most of the work themselves, and the result is pretty special. There is seating for 200 people on two levels surrounding and overlooking the brewery in the middle of the room. Yes, the beer is literally the focus here, but the food is also excellent, featuring a barbecue theme refined by the Naked Pig’s chef. Visitors will quickly find themselves returning again and again to try something else on the diverse and mouth-watering menu.

Features

Beer Service

  • Full Draught Service
    Draught Beer By the Glass
  • Growler Fills
    Growler & Growler Fills Available
  • Keg Sales/Rentals
    Keg Rentals and Sales
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Samples & Flights
    4oz samples available

Experience

  • Has Tours
    offers guided tours of their facility

Food Service

  • Brewpub or Restaurant
    expect tables, chairs, menus and meal options
  • Restaurant Connected
    Food available in attached restaurant

What Else?

  • Barrels
    Barrel-aged beer production
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale
Fun Fact:

Back in 1985, Vernon became one of the early epicentres of microbrewing in British Columbia when the Okanagan Spring Brewery opened there. Over the following decade OK Spring expanded its range throughout the province, introducing many communities to “microbrew,” and by the early ‘90s, Okanagan Spring Pale Ale was BC’s quintessential craft beer — before we even called it “craft.” Eventually, the operation grew so large that it was bought by Sleeman Breweries of Ontario, which in turn was bought by the Japanese brewery, Sapporo. Because it lost its independence, we don’t really call Okanagan Spring a craft brewery anymore, but the big operation is still there in Vernon, employing many locals and churning out a lot of beer. Cheers to that!

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