The evolution of breweries in the heart of B.C.’s wine country
“You’ve arrived in the sunny Okanagan in prime season for fruit,” says the taxi driver during the shuttle from the airport to my hotel. Feeling fortunate, in addition to all the fresh apples, peaches, apricots and more, I’m with a small group of journalists for what promises to be a tasty experience – of breweries, that is.
A brewing boom and the notion that “beer hubs” have formed in both Kelowna and Penticton was enough reason for me to want to visit the region. Admittedly, my arm didn’t need much twisting to sip, slug and learn just how these cities have evolved, and the role beer plays in it all.
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