The Okanagan’s original brewery is still going strong 25 years later.
Tin Whistle kicked off the craft beer movement in the Okanagan Valley when it opened in 1995. This family-owned-and-operated business was named after a locomotive on the Kettle Valley Railway, which operated throughout the Thompson-Okanagan region for years before being converted into a hiking/biking trail. Tin Whistle focuses on using local ingredients such as fruits and berries in many of its beers, including the award-winning Stag Apple Scotch Ale and two different beers made with local peaches. In 2015, the brewery moved into a bigger space at the Cannery Trade Centre, allowing for more growth and an expanded “tasting den.”
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