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Hatchery Brewing Changes Planned Name to Slackwater Brewing


Effective immediately – Penticton’s newest craft brewery, set to open its doors early summer in the old Mule Nightclub at 218 Martin St, will be changing its name to Slackwater Brewing.

Hatchery Brewing was the namesake for Liam & Kelsey Peyton’s dream brewery, imagined back in 2014 through their adventures fishing on the rivers of BC, Washington and Oregon, paired with their love of great beer.

As a result of a name dispute, the brewery will cease to operate using Hatchery Brewing and instead, will enter the market as Slackwater Brewing. Co-Founder and General Manager Liam Peyton says “We really want a brand that echoes our love of the outdoors, most specifically time spent on the water with friends, family and good beer. We’re in the process of building a vibrant, organic and fun brand and we don’t want to lose that vision. Slackwater not only continues to reflect our love of fishing, but now also embodies more facets of our passions. The team is extremely excited to carry forward the new banner and ultimately, we know our time and resources are best spent ensuring we create the best beer and experience for our guests.”

Slackwater’s Jason Mathews (Finance & Operations Manager), Chris Vandenberg (Brewmaster), Liam Peyton (Co-Founder, General & Marketing Manager), Kelsey Peyton (Co-Founder, Sales)

Peyton and his team are ramping up and getting ready to bring a unique, delicious beer experience to the Okanagan Valley.

“A name change at this point is disappointing, but we’re now back focussed on opening our doors to welcome beer lovers far and wide into our beautiful new venue”, continues Peyton.

Slackwater Brewing is set to open late May/early June with a 286 seat, two storied tasting room, west facing ground level patio plus a rooftop patio with views spanning Okanagan Lake and the vibrant downtown area. Curious about the beer? Sample Slackwater’s New-England inspired IPA ‘What The Fog’ and French-style farmhouse ale ‘Serenity’ at the upcoming Okanagan Fest of Ale.

Liam & Kelsey Peyton updating the old Mule Nightclub sign on Westminster to Slackwater Brewing

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