DATES SET FOR 2014!
Mark your calendars for April 4th and 5th 2014. The Okanagan Fest-of-Ale will be back for the 19th year running. Further details will be available in January 2014.
Thanks for all the volunteers, patrons and participants in this years event
Applications for 2013 Charity Requests Now Online!
Applications will be accepted until May 31st, 2013.
2013 Award Winners
A new format was used to determine the Judges Choice awards for 2013. Each participating brewery and cidery had the opportunity to submit one beverage for judging by a panel of 6. This panel included 5 industry experts and one public judge, winner of the “Ultimate Fest-of-Ale Experience”. Awards were distributed as follows:
“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