A family-run brewery farming their own barley on the Naramata Bench alongside the beautiful Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
This farm-based brewery is nestled among vineyards and wineries on the beautiful Naramata Bench above Penticton. The beer is brewed by a German-certified brewmaster, using estate-grown barley farmed on the land surrounding the brewery.
The founders are a couple who discovered the property while looking for a venue for their wedding. As soon as they saw it they knew it would be perfect for a brewery. There was already a little fruit store on the property located steps away from the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, a popular hiking/biking trail along a converted rail line that runs all the way from Osoyoos to Kelowna. They expanded the store to create the tasting room and added a building beside it for the brewery itself.
There are plenty of options for enjoying the beer outside, including patios on either side of the tasting room and a picnic area nestled right next to the barley field, with gorgeous views of surrounding vineyards and Munson Mountain.
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