In this episode of the Cascadian Beer Podcast, Aaron visits Penticton, BC.

Aaron recently travelled to Penticton in the Okanagan Valley.

In recent years, this region has seen a major boom in new craft breweries opening, but there are a couple that have been around for decades: Tin Whistle Brewing and The Barley Mill Brewpub.

Tin Whistle Brewing on the BC Ale Trail
Aaron Johnson interviewing Mike Nagy at Tin Whistle Brewing in Penticton, BC

Listen to the episode here:

Some facts that Aaron discovered on his visit include:

  • Tin Whistle just celebrated its 25th year!
  • the Barley Mill only started brewing beer in 1997 even though it opened in 1982.
  • Tin Whistle won a Canadian Beer Award for a beer not many people could try.
The Barley Mill Pub & Bistro on the BC Ale Trail
Aaron Johnson interviewing Shawn Voisin at the Barley Bill Pub & Bistro in Penticton, BC

Celebrate Penticton Beer Week – October 16-24, 2020

The City of Penticton has officially proclaimed October 16-24, 2020 as Penticton Beer Week. The second annual Penticton Beer Week is a special celebration of Penticton’s local craft beer industry. Penticton has a vibrant and growing beer scene with seven craft breweries including some of BC’s oldest breweries and some of BC’s newest breweries.

The Penticton Beer Week events and theme days include:
October 16 – Black Friday at Slackwater Brewing
October 17 – Sour Saturday at Cannery Brewing
October 17 – New Reality Beer Launch at Highway 97 Brewery
October 20 – Tuesday Night Trivia at Slackwater Brewing
October 21 – Live Virtual Event hosted by Aaron Johnson and Joe Wiebe
October 22 – Work Boots, Beer and Bacon Happy Hour at Barley Mill Brew Pub
October 22 – Beach Vibes, Beers & Bites at Slackwater Brewing
October 23/24/25 – Bad Tattoo Brewing tap takeover at The Station Public House
October 23 – Bottle Release Jūra at Slackwater Brewing
October 24 – Oktoberfest at the Barking Parrot


Plan now. Explore BC soon. Start booking your BC holidays for the fall and winter. Be sure to check on cancellation and refund policies. For now, stay close to home and #ExploreBCLocal. Find your local Ale Trail here.

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