The GOODS from Cannery Brewing Company
Penticton, BC | After 14 years in the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton, Cannery Brewing will be moving to a new location. They are building a new brewery at 198 Ellis St. in downtown Penticton. This week, in a special ceremony with dignitaries, media, suppliers, supporters and staff, they broke ground on their new brewery building.
Patt Dyck, co-owner of Cannery Brewing thanked those for attending the groundbreaking ceremony and for being part of their journey. She explained, “Today marks an important milestone for us as we celebrate the groundbreaking of our new brewery. We started this journey in 2000, brewing our first batch of beer on April Fools Day, 2001. We’ve come a long way in the last 14 years, brewing our 1,555th batch of beer this week. We have grown and expanded and as much as we love our current location in the Cannery Trade Centre, we’ve simply outgrown it. We are building a new brewery that will be larger and better suited to our needs. And we are thrilled to be moving to downtown Penticton.”
Patt assured attendees that although the physical location of the brewery will be changing, their name and their commitment to producing premium quality craft beer will remain the same. “We will still be the Cannery Brewing Company. The Cannery Trade Centre was our beginning and our roots. Our name will remain the same to reflect our history. And we’ll continue to produce great craft beer that will make us and Penticton proud.”
The new 12,000 square foot brewery is being designed by local architect Matthew Coady and built by Penticton-based Greyback Construction. Patt continued, “The existing building, previously ANJ Automotive Service, will become our tasting room and retail store. It will also be the location of our Growler filling station and a spot to buy beer merchandise like hats and shirts. Plus we’ll expand to have a more robust food menu than we can currently offer. In our new space, guests will be able to enjoy our beer alongside some great local food selections.”
The large empty lot next door will house the rest of Cannery’s new brewery, which will be built around the existing building. Patt said, “Our new space will allow us the opportunity to expand our beer production and our selection of unique, specialty and one-off beers to provide greater interest and variety for all of our customers who want to share in the fascinating world of craft beer. Our new brewery will be built to meet our current needs and to meet our needs as we grow in the future.”
Mayor Garry Litke, who spoke on behalf of Penticton City Council congratulated Cannery Brewing for all of their success to-date and their ongoing contributions within Penticton. He also welcomed Cannery Brewing as a great addition to downtown Penticton. “Cannery Brewing is a real asset to Penticton. They are incredibly supportive of our community and we are absolutely thrilled that they are making this move. Having them move to this location is key to helping us revitalize downtown Penticton. I know they will bring a new sense of energy and vitality to Ellis Street. We have a vision for Ellis Street that involves theatres, art galleries and breweries, so Cannery Brewing’s move fits beautifully with our long term plans for downtown Penticton.”
Now that the groundbreaking is complete, the construction of the building will move ahead at full speed. Before doing a group cheers to celebrate the groundbreaking, Patt summarized, “These are exciting times for us. We are looking forward to starting the building process and meeting our new neighbours. We are thrilled to be moving downtown and we look forward to a grand opening celebration of our new brewery early in the new year! You can follow the progress of the building of our new brewery on Facebook.”
For more information on Cannery Brewing or any of its fine hand-crafted beers, visit www.CanneryBrewing.com, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, call 250.493.2723 or drop by and see them in the Brewery, which is located in Penticton, British Columbia.
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