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Great Okanagan Beer Festival announces new title sponsor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Great Okanagan Beer Festival is now presented by The Train Station Pub

December 18, 2018 (Kelowna, BC): The Great Okanagan Beer Festival (GOBF) is proud to announce that The Train Station Pub has officially come on board as its title sponsor. GOBF 2019 is full steam ahead and moving forward the festival will be known as The Great Okanagan Beer Festival presented by The Train Station Pub.

GOBF and TSP is simply the perfect partnership, it is all letters that spell out: Get On Beer Fun Together Spectacular People! Okay well call it what you want, The Train Station Pub and the Great Okanagan Beer Festival has been the perfect match up since 2015 for elevated drink, people, and environment, we simply had to be the title sponsor this year!” says David Lindsay, Conductor of The Train Station Pub. “We are truly excited to work alongside the entire Gibbons team, to provide a forward thinking beer festival to the Okanagan!”

The Train Station Pub will be onsite at GOBF and will also be hosting GOBF2019’s Official Afterparty, with more details about that to be released in the coming months. Both festivals organizers and The Train Station Pub are incredibly excited about what this new partnership will bring, particularly in terms of an enhanced experience for festival-goers.

“We’re very proud of this partnership with Train Station Pub” says Katrina Frew, Director of Festivals & Events at Gibbons Whistler. “When creating a new festival in a new town you can be faced with challenges, and since the beginning The Train Station Pub has been by our side. They have showed us amazing hospitality and have been imperative with helping us build relationships in the local community. They have become our family in Kelowna and them coming on as the title sponsor was just a natural fit.”

Since 1926 The Train Station Pub has welcomed newcomers to Kelowna and seen friends and family reunited. Nothing’s changed since then, except that they now offer great food, craft beer on tap, and Okanagan wine. The Train Station Pub fosters an environment that is friendly, connected, and authentic to downtown Kelowna. You will know when you’ve arrived!

The 2019 Great Okanagan Beer Festival presented by The Train Station Pub takes place May 9 – 11, 2019 in Kelowna, with the Main Event happening on May 11th at Waterfront Park from 12 PM – 5 PM. In addition to a vast selection of craft beer and ciders, the event promises live music, food trucks, interactive games and exhibitor booths, and much more.

Advanced tickets are on sale now to the public with two options available, a General Admission Ticket or an All Access Pass, which offers extra beer tokens, a lunch provided by Grimms Fine Foods, and an express entry line. Both types of tickets are available exclusively online at and are at an advanced rate for a limited time. Let’s celebrate our love of beer together, all aboard the GOBF train, choo choo!


Great Okanagan Beer Festival presented by The Train Station Pub:

The Great Okanagan Beer Festival is a 3-day celebration, offering festival and craft beer lovers a mix of amazing programming at local bars and pubs. Saturday will showcase the cannot miss Main Event at Waterfront Park, where over 60 craft breweries will come together to pour over 120 beers and ciders for 3,000+ festival- goers. Nestled on the beautiful beaches of Okanagan Lake and right in the heart of downtown Kelowna, breweries, food trucks, bands and festival-goers join in our celebration of the love of beer. We’ll cheers to the best craft beers and ciders that BC has to offer, showcasing breweries from across BC, with a few of our favourite out of province brews joining the fun. More information at

The Train Station Pub:

The Train Station Pub is not only home to delicious food and great drinks, it’s also a place where you’re guaranteed to have a great time. Our laidback local feel combined with our friendly team members is what makes The Train Station Pub a place people come back to time and time again. The Train Station Pub, rich in history is home to one of Kelowna’s top patios in the summer also has something happening year-round. Check us out, you’ll be glad you came! For more information visit

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