Beer

Grey Fox Brewing is the first fully gluten-free brewery in the Okanagan. (@greyfoxbrewery/Instagram)

Lake Country’s gluten-free ale gets gold

Grey Fox Brewing wins at Canadian Brewery Awards

 

A vending machine at The Royal apartment building on 37th Avenue in Vernon that was selling beer has been shut down, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP said Monday, June 5, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Beer vending machine shut down at Vernon apartment building

A police investigation found that someone had tampered with the machine

 

A vending machine at The Royal apartment building on 37th Avenue in Vernon is selling beer, which concerns at least one tenant of the building. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘Pop or pilsner’: Vernon apartment’s beer vending machine causes concern

Concerned tenant says anyone can access the vending machine, no matter their age

 

Bad Tattoo Kelowna is rebranding as a sports bar called Pretty Not Bad. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Bad Tattoo no more, as Kelowna restaurant rebrands under new ownership

Pretty Not Bad will be “an unconventional sports bar and eatery”

Bad Tattoo Kelowna is rebranding as a sports bar called Pretty Not Bad. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Hatching Post was one of 30 breweries on hand at Kelowna Beer Fest on Saturday, May 13. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)

Cheers to the beers: Kelowna Beer Fest returns to town

Sold-out event benefits local breweries

The Hatching Post was one of 30 breweries on hand at Kelowna Beer Fest on Saturday, May 13. (Jen Zielinski/Capital News)
The Great Canadian Beer Fest, pictured here in 2019, happens Sept. 9 and 10 at Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Society)
The Great Canadian Beer Fest, pictured here in 2019, happens Sept. 9 and 10 at Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Society)
Bottles of Bud Light beer are seen at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Bud Light may have fumbled its attempt to broaden its customer base by partnering with a transgender influencer. But experts say inclusive marketing is simply good business __ and it’s here to stay. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bud Light fumbles, but experts say inclusive ads will stay

Bud Light may have fumbled its attempt to broaden its customer base…

Bottles of Bud Light beer are seen at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Bud Light may have fumbled its attempt to broaden its customer base by partnering with a transgender influencer. But experts say inclusive marketing is simply good business __ and it’s here to stay. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A customer looks at beer on shelves at a supermarket in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, April 24, 2023. Thai beer enthusiast Artid Sivahansaphan said Monday he has been handed a 150,000 baht ($4,360) fine and a suspended six-month prison sentence for violating a law on advertising alcoholic beverages by posting a photo of an IPA-style beer with his evaluation of it on Facebook. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Beer-loving Facebook post cost Thai man $4,360

Thai craft beer fancier fined for Facebook photo, review

A customer looks at beer on shelves at a supermarket in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, April 24, 2023. Thai beer enthusiast Artid Sivahansaphan said Monday he has been handed a 150,000 baht ($4,360) fine and a suspended six-month prison sentence for violating a law on advertising alcoholic beverages by posting a photo of an IPA-style beer with his evaluation of it on Facebook. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Left to right: Friends Steve Abbey, Tyler Lamb, Andy Hamilton, who was in his eighth year of attending Okanagan Fest of Ale and Jeff Henderson enjoying the event at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in 2018. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)

Thirst grows as Okanagan Fest of Ale ‘returns to roots’ next week in Penticton

The popular beer festival returns indoors on April 14 and 15, following a multi-year hiatus

Left to right: Friends Steve Abbey, Tyler Lamb, Andy Hamilton, who was in his eighth year of attending Okanagan Fest of Ale and Jeff Henderson enjoying the event at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in 2018. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)
Three Lakes Brewing has plans for a microbrewery near Kelowna International Airport. (Photo/Three Lakes Facebook)

New Kelowna brewery to tell tales with its ales

Three Lakes Brewing is hoping to open by summer in the Airport Business Park

Three Lakes Brewing has plans for a microbrewery near Kelowna International Airport. (Photo/Three Lakes Facebook)
Three Lakes Brewing has plans for a microbrewery near Kelowna International Airport. (Photo/Three Lakes Facebook)

Trio of local women tap north Kelowna location for new microbrewery

Three Lakes Brewery is looking to set up shop in Airport Business Park

Three Lakes Brewing has plans for a microbrewery near Kelowna International Airport. (Photo/Three Lakes Facebook)
The Vernon Upper Mission is presented with a check of $5,327.47 that was raised from the In From The Cold fundraiser. (Contributed)

Vernon Upper Room Mission fundraiser reaches $5,000

The funds are going towards a new initiative meant to tackle homelessness next summer

The Vernon Upper Mission is presented with a check of $5,327.47 that was raised from the In From The Cold fundraiser. (Contributed)
Natalie Stewart tries out her beer pong skills during the third annual Great Okanagan Beer Festival - Image Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

Crack a cold one at the frothiest festival in Kelowna

Tickets are on sale now for the May.13, Kelowna Beer Festival

Natalie Stewart tries out her beer pong skills during the third annual Great Okanagan Beer Festival - Image Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News
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Liquor before beer: Spirits beat brews in new market data

Producers of spirits have new bragging rights in the age-old whiskey vs.…

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Lake Country Brewing is now open at #4-10058 Highway 97. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Lake Country Brewing is now open at #4-10058 Highway 97. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Kelowna’s newest brewery, Buffalo Rouge Brewing, is set to open in the spring. (@buffalo.rouge.brewing/Instagram)

Kelowna couple sets down roots in turning vegetarian food truck into brewery

The Wagon food truck was a staple at the Kelowna Farmers Market since 2018

Kelowna’s newest brewery, Buffalo Rouge Brewing, is set to open in the spring. (@buffalo.rouge.brewing/Instagram)
Britannia Brewing Company is expanding to Lake Country in 2023. (@britanniabrewingco/Instagram)

Lower Mainland brewery expanding to Lake Country

Britannia Brewing Company opened in Steveston in 2016 and expanded to Ladner in 2021

Britannia Brewing Company is expanding to Lake Country in 2023. (@britanniabrewingco/Instagram)
Dozens of dogs proudly paraded down Clement Ave in Kelowna for the first Unleashed Brewing Spooktacular Dog Parade Oct. 30, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Kelowna brewery barking up a storm to keep dogs in taproom

The petition had over 1,500 signatures in the first 24 hours

  • Jan 30, 2023
Dozens of dogs proudly paraded down Clement Ave in Kelowna for the first Unleashed Brewing Spooktacular Dog Parade Oct. 30, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Bad Tattoo to be rebranded as a high end sports bar. (Instagram)

Salt & Brick Group buys Bad Tattoo Kelowna, rebrands as high-end sports bar

Bad Tattoo in both Penticton and Kelowna have been purchased by two different outlets

Bad Tattoo to be rebranded as a high end sports bar. (Instagram)
Aleena McKinnon with Buddha Beats Yoga hosted her first dog yoga class at Unleashed Brewery on Jan. 22, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Unwind at Unleashed: Kelowna brewery now hosting dog yoga

The brewery is to be hosting one class per month

  • Jan 23, 2023
Aleena McKinnon with Buddha Beats Yoga hosted her first dog yoga class at Unleashed Brewery on Jan. 22, 2023. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)