‘Brewski’, An Apex Mountain Resort Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival
Wow, what a night! Apex Mountain Resort was thrilled to report that Brewski 2015 was an even bigger success than they could have imagined. Over 300 people enjoyed amazing craft beer, spirits, ciders, appetizers and live entertainment up at Apex on Saturday Feb. 14th for the second annual Brewski event!
Guests, breweries, cideries, distilleries, volunteers and staff alike came together to experience some truly unique local flavours. “It’s pretty amazing when you go to an event like this and realize just how lucky we are to live where we do. There are so many amazingly talented people in this area with a distinct passion and commitment to their craft, you can truly taste it in every sip,” explained Megan Pigeon, Apex Marketing & Sales Manager. “When everyone gets together in one place and brings their best work, it’s pretty special. Not only for the guests, but for the beverage providers as well. This event gives them the opportunity to get together with like-minded people and just have fun—skiing, boarding and enjoying the fresh mountain air.”
A group of 10 people from central Washington State were the last to get tickets before it sold out. They had heard of this event from friends last year and had been looking forward to it all year. With the lack of snow on their home mountain in Washington, it was the perfect opportunity for them to get some fantastic skiing in as well as participate in the event. They later expressed that the event had surpassed their expectations by a long shot and that are already planning to come back again next year.
“We expanded Brewski 2015 to include 18 beverage providers. There was a combination of breweries, cideries and distilleries—mostly from the Okanagan—but we were pleased to add some additional breweries from outside our immediate region this year. With the success of this year’s event, we are hoping to expand even more next year,” continued Megan.
Brewski was held inside the Gunbarrel Saloon. The team from the Gunbarrel created amazing appetizers designed to showcase the awesome beverages poured throughout the event.
The craft beverage providers who participated this year were: Bad Tattoo Brewing (Penticton), Barley Mill (Penticton), Cannery Brewing (Penticton), Dubh Glas Distillery (Oliver), Firehall Brewery (Oliver), Legend Distilling (Naramata), Maple Leaf Spirits (Penticton), Mt. Begbie (Revelstoke), Okanagan Spirits (Vernon), Old Order Distilling (Penticton), Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver), Phillips Brewing (Victoria), Prohibition Brewing (Kelowna), Rustic Roots Cider (Cawston), Summerland Heritage Cider (Summerland), Tin Whistle Brewing (Penticton), Tree Brewing (Kelowna) and Twisted Hills Cider (Cawston).
“We would also like to thank Towers and Trees for making the trip out to Apex and gracing us with their musical talents! This group of Victoria-based musicians is truly a pleasure to work with, they got the whole room up and dancing. They played the perfect combination of original songs and a few classic hits with a “Towers and Trees twist” thrown into the mix. They really were the perfect pairing to complement our Brewski event,” explained Emily Childs, Apex Events and Guest Services Manager.
Next up at Apex is Vertical & Vintages on March 7th. Vertical & Vintages offers another incredible night, this time featuring the local wineries from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association, delicious tapas created by Chef Brent at the Gunbarrel and live music. Tickets are available at www.Eventbrite.ca and they have already been going quickly! Don’t miss out!
For information on upcoming events at Apex Mountain Resort check out their events page at http://www.apexresort.com/events/ or call them at 1-877-777-apex.
Be sure to watch for details on Brewski 2016! It’s sure to be another great event!