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Founding brewery family honoured with Vernon’s own OkTOBLERfest

38-year-old Okanagan Spring Brewery celebrated Sept. 29 & 30
Okanagan Spring Brewery is celebrated with OkTOBLERfest Sept. 29 & 30. (Wings Vernon photo)

Vernon has its own spin on Oktoberfest.

The Okanagan community is home to the Tobler family - founders of Okanagan Spring Brewery.

To celebrate this historic family, a local business is celebrating, once again, the tradition of OkTOBLERfest.

“This is our third annual Oktoblerfest,” said Katie Dahl, 1516 and Wings owner. “The first two were at Wings Vernon but we are now moving it to our beer mecca at 1516 Pub and Grill, where the name is based on the Purity Law of the year 1516! And, of course, it is OkTOBLERfest to honor the Tobler family who started Okanagan Spring Brewery in Vernon in 1985.”

Stefan Tobler is the current brewmaster of Okanagan Spring Brewery and will be giving a special presentation and kicking off the party on Friday, Sept. 29, at 1516 Pub and Grill.

OkTOBLERfest continues Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1516 with festivities, specials and prizes for best-dressed OkTOBLERfest couple.

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