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Beer Town BC: Penticton featured on Lonely Planet

Penticton has made a name for itself in the past decade as a must-visit beer destination, partly as a result of enviable press coverage by sources such as Expedia. However, this latest feature by Lonely Planet may be Beer Town BC’s biggest scoop yet.

If this coverage makes you think about heading up to Penticton to see for yourself, consider the Okanagan Fest of Ale. Its big 25th annual celebration takes place the weekend of April 17-18, 2020.

If you aren’t familiar with Canada and the Pacific Northwest, the Okanagan Valley might have flown under your radar. Even for those that do know of the region, they typically think of the great outdoors and wine. After all, the 125-mile-long titular valley boasts more than 180 wineries and is Canada’s premier grape growing expanse.

However, tucked away in the middle of the Okanagan is one of North America’s most dynamic communities centered around another boozy beverage: beer. The town of Penticton is one of Canada’s best kept secrets when it comes to great craft brews. This tiny, 34,000-person community at the southern edge of Okanagan Lake started with just one brewery more than two decades ago and has since organically grown to seven.

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