The GOODS from Cannery Brewing Company
Penticton, BC | Join the craft beer revolution at the Kettle Valley Station Pub in Penticton and have a beer with Joe Wiebe, author of the bestselling book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries (Douglas & McIntyre). Guests are invited to drop by on Wednesday, July 3 between 6pm to 9pm to meet Joe and check out his new book. Hooked on Books will be at the event selling copies for $19.95, which includes a pint of beer and some appetizers.
In Craft Beer Revolution, Wiebe documents the fascinating craft beer movement in B.C., profiling its history, the breweries themselves, the people behind the kegs and casks, and the colourful stories. The book is filled to the brim with recommendations for beer tasting tours around the province, lists of the best brews that B.C. has to offer, and entertaining trivia that will make beer geeks salivate.
To write this book, Joe Wiebe undertook what he called his “Craft Beer Odyssey”—a road trip around the bottom half of the province visiting as many craft beer hubs as possible. On this trip, he found that British Columbians are embracing craft beer like never before. It may, in part, be wrapped up in an ever-growing movement to consume high-quality, local products. However, there is more to craft beer than its superb ingredients. Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, writes that “craft brewing universally involves boldly flavoured beers coupled with a defiantly independent spirit.” In Craft Beer Revolution, Wiebe celebrates this independent spirit that has overwhelmingly soaked into B.C.’s brewing scene—one that is embraced by the three Okanagan breweries who have come together to create a special, exclusive, cask-conditioned beer for the event.
This revolutionary “Collabor-ale” from Oliver’s Firehall Brewery and Penticton-based Cannery Brewing and Tin Whistle Brewing is called “The 3-Brewers Plot.” Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? It is a Belgian Wit-style beer that takes on a secondary fermentation with Valencia oranges soaked in Cointreau, peppercorns and dark honey. It is finished off with Amarillo hops. This unique beer marks the first time these three Okanagan breweries have worked together on a collaboration ale. Read more
The GOODS from Cannery Brewing Company
Penticton, BC | Cannery Brewing, R&B Brewing, Townsite Brewing and Old Yale Brewing have something very exciting brewing and they can’t wait to sing about it from the hilltops. These 4 BC Craft Brewers worked together with CBC Radio 3 and four awesome Canadian bands to launch Canadian Band Beer. It all started with the tweet #CDNbandbeer, from CBC Radio 3 host, Grant Lawrence. From there the hashtag trended on twitter and inspired a flood of replies from CBCMusic.ca followers who submitted beer names based on the names of great Canadian musical acts. Ben Didier of CBC Music designed a set of fake labels and before long Old Yale Brewing Company’s Jeremy Sibley was recruiting members of British Columbia’s vibrant craft beer community to help make them a reality.
Let the legacy of Canadian Band Beer begin! Every Friday, from May 17th until June 7th, a new band beer will hit shelves in BC. Old Yale Brewing Company of Chilliwack, British Columbia is proud to pay homage to the legendary Vancouver punk band D.O.A. and has created the Classic Brown Ale, D.O.Ale. This beer launches first on May 17th. R&B Brewing Company out of Vancouver, British Columbia has created the You Say Barley! We Say Rye! Dark Rye IPA, after the new-wave punk band You Say Party! We Say Die! This launches on May 24th. Townsite Brewing Inc. of Powell River, British Columbia is proud to present the Belgian Pale Ale, Said the Ale. The beer is named after Vancouver indie-rock band Said the Whale. This beer launches May 31st. And finally, Cannery Brewing Company out of Penticton, British Columbia has created the Pink Mountainhops Maibock, a hoppy Maibock named after Vancouver rock ‘n’ roll band Pink Mountaintops. This final beer launches June 7th. Read more
The GOODS from Cannery Brewing Company
Penticton, BC | The Okanagan, in the interior of British Columbia, is a wonderful place, filled with beautiful lakes, forests and mountains. It’s dry and hot, making it a perfect holiday destination to soak up the sunshine and play in the lakes, rivers and channels. The dry heat in the summer, however, also means the area is at risk for forest fires.
Every summer, fire fighters and emergency service workers prepare for these fires. During one particularly tough summer with a high risk for fires, Cannery Brewing launched a Limited Release beer called Wildfire IPA as a tribute to those that work so hard to fight these fires. The demand for this unique beer continued year after year, so Cannery Brewing has continued to produce periodic Limited Release batches of this specialty beer, which is known as a dark IPA (India Pale Ale).
This year, the Wildfire IPA has evolved and is now a tribute to the firefighters and emergency service workers who bravely fight wildifires throughout out great nation each year. To further acknowledge the work of these brave men and women, Cannery Brewing has partnered with the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (www.cfff.ca) and will provide a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Read more
We’ve invited Penticton’s Cannery Brewing Company to join our GOODS section as a maker of sublime brews. They are now proud members of Scout, and as such we will be posting their news in addition to hosting a page for them on our awesome, curated list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this chance to thank them for their support, and for making BC a better place to drink.
Owners: Patt and Ron Dyck
Brew Team: A passionate group of beer crazy souls.
ABOUT CANNERY BREWING
Located amidst the breath taking scenery of Penticton, British Columbia, our micro-brewery produces individually hand-crafted fine ales and lagers of unmistakable complexity and balance. This flavour is the result of wonderful combinations of premium quality malted grains and carefully chosen Pacific Northwest hops. Cannery Brewing is the Small Brewery with Big Flavour!
All of our beers are created with carefully selected and scrutinized ingredients. We use the finest hops and malted barleys and only the finest yeast strains. Our brews are all natural. They contain no preservatives and are not pasteurized. You get a fresh, crisp taste every time.
We brewed our first batch of beer in the Old Aylmer Fruit and Vegetable Cannery in Penticton on April Fool’s Day, 2001. It did seem like an auspicious day for the start of a brewery that would be dedicated to enjoyment (not to mention the odd practical joke!). In the beginning, we brewed and sold beer in kegs for local restaurants, pubs and clubs. After that came the wonderful 8.5 litre Party Pigs of beer that flew out our doors. (Our pigs do fly!)
In 2011, we celebrated our 10th anniversary and our 1000th brew! Today we sell our beers in 650ml bottles, 355ml cans, on tap, in Party Pigs and we recently launched a new Growler program. A Growler is a reusable, glass 2L bottle that can be filled at our brewery.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Over the years, we have been fortunate to receive a number of different awards at various beer festivals throughout the country. We were thrilled when we won a Gold Medal for our Squire Scotch Ale and a Silver Medal for our Naramata Nut Brown Ale as part of the 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards.
Cheers All Around For Penticton’s Cannery Brewing | Penticton Western News
Cannery Brewing Strikes Gold At CBAs | Beer Geek
Squire Scotch Ale A Gentleman’s Affair | Bryehn.ca
Naramata Namesake Gets Award At Beer Fest | My Naramata