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April 8th and 9th, 2016

The planning for the 2016 has begun...check back soon for all the details
2015 Charity Grant Requests
2015 Charity Grant recipients will be announced by October 31st, 2015.
A huge thank you to the amazing charitable organizations in the area for all you do for the community!

Thanks to All Who Helped to Make the 20th Annual Fest-of-Ale a Success!

Did we catch you on film at the event? Check out the great pics from Moments Under Frame
Photo Booth Fun - check out the pics here

Congratulations to the 2015 Best of Award Winners

Each of the 47 participating breweries put forward their best brews and ciders for judging. 2015 awards were determined by industry experts Joe Wiebe, Craft Beer Revolution; Jim Martin, Metro Liquor; Mike Garson, Mike’s Craft Beer; Alan Moen, NorthWest Brewing News; Jan Zeschky, beer writer with The Province, Jason van Rassel, beer writer with The Calgary Herald; Josh Oakes, RateBeer.com and Sunshine Kessler, LoveAndBarley.com. Warren Everton, Director of Judging for the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society explained, “We were thrilled to have such an esteemed panel of
judges this year. They judged the largest number of beers and ciders ever submitted to our festival. They had a difficult job tasting and evaluating 83 different beers and ciders to determine the best entries in 10 different categories and then to agree on the overall Best of Show beer. The winners represent an amazing collection of the best that BC has to offer. Make sure you visit your local liquor stores and try out these winners.” The awards were distributed as follows:

Best of Show, Judges Choice Awards:
Smoke and Mirrors - Coal Harbour Brewing; Vancouver, BC
Best in Class, Judges Choice Awards:

Lager/Pilsner: Bavarian Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery; Vernon, BC
Pale Ale: Trail Pale Ale - Canuck Empire Brewing; Aldergrove, BC
IPA: Double IPA - Powell Street Craft Brewery; Vancouver, BC
Hefeweizen: Day Hefeweizen - Granville Island Brewing; Vancouver,
Ales: Rum Runner - Persephone Brewing Company; Gibsons, BC
Stout/Porter: and Mirrors - Coal Harbour Brewing; Vancouver, BC
Belgian: White Bark Witbier - Driftwood Brewery; Victoria, BC
Fruit Beer: Berried Alive - Longwood Brewery; Nanaimo, BC
Other: Super G - Longwood Brewery; Nanaimo, BC
Cider: Kingston's Twist - Twisted Hills Craft Cider; Keremeos, BC

The Peoples’ Choice Awards, voted for by the guests at the event:
Best Beer: Best Booth: Best Food: Best Band:
Naramata Nut Brown Ale - Cannery Brewing; Penticton, BC Crannóg Ales; Sorrento, BC
Burger 55; Penticton, BC
Roland Allen Trio; Penticton, BC
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