Happy Wednesday Morning, my friends!
I am still enjoying having my hubby home for few more days ….. trying to fit in as much fun as possible …..
Few weekends ago my best friend & I decided to take our husbands on long overdue double date …. to the 18th annual OKANAGAN FEST-OF-ALE 2013.
OKANAGAN FEST-OF-ALE started 18 years ago with few local breweries & within few years grew to a popular & very successful
2 Day event with 26 breweries ….. 3 cideries …. top notch food …. live entertainment …..
I am almost embarrassed to admit that I have been living in the Okanagan for 17 years now & this was my very first OKANAGAN FEST-OF-ALE …. yep, my first ever
I didn’t know what to expect …. I am not a big BEER drinker …. , but the event over exceeded my expectations ….. by far.
OKANAGAN FEST-OF-ALE was one of the best nights I had in a very long time (yes, my life is not uberexciting lately, but I’m doing the best with what I have).
Sorry about the photos …. they were taken with my iPhone, but next year I will be bringing my camera …. you can bet on that.
Okanagan Fest-Of-Ale 2013 Winners
“Best of Show” Overall: Stag Apple Scotch Ale from The Tin Whistle Brewing Company, Penticton BC
“Best in Class” in 8 categories:
Belgian: Gulden Draak 9000 – Bravo Beer Corp, Belgian Imports
Lager/Pilsner: Traditional Pilsner, Creemore Springs, Creemore, ON
IPA: Fat Tug IPA, Driftwood Brewery, Victoria, BC
Stout: Holy Smoke Stout, Firehall Brewery, Oliver BC
Hefeweizen: Robson St. Hefeweizen, Granville Island Brewery, Vancouver BC
Fruit Beer: Fruil Strawberry Beer, McClelland Imports
Ales: (tied) Gyspy Tear Ruby Ale, Parallel 49 Brewing Company, Vancouver BC
Stag Apple Scotch Ale, The Tin Whistle Brewing Company, Penticton BC
Ciders: Tuesday’s Original Cider, Summerland Heritage Cider Company, Summerland BC
The People’s Choice Awards, voted for by the people:
Best Beer: Paddles Up Pale Ale, Cannery Brewing, Penticton BC
Best Beverage: Fruli Strawberry Beer, McClelland Imports
Best Booth: Fernie Brewing Company, Fernie BC
Best Food: Chicken Poutine Grilled Cheese, Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton BC
Best Band: Roland Allen, Penticton BC
Don’t forget….Keep Smiling….Keep Cooking!
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