An easy-going and welcoming brewery that will keep you coming back.
Located in Kelowna’s Landmark District, Copper Brewing strives to create a welcoming, inclusive venue for beer lovers and folks who want to learn more craft beer. This is not a place where you will have to worry about feeling like you don’t know enough to order a beer. With 20 taps offering a range of approachable options, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a comfortable environment, this is the ideal spot to get more acquainted with the world of craft beer. Beers like the bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout are good options for those seeking something a little more crafty.
In early 2022, the brewery purchased the restaurant next door and began serving a full food menu from its kitchen. Options include a range of gourmet hot dogs and burgers, wings, salads, sandwiches and more. Along with the beer, the taproom also has wine, cider, and beer-themed cocktails available for those who are looking for other options.
The name Copper is in honour of the co-founder’s dog who adorns the brewery’s cans. It also refers to the copper-clad boil kettle and mash tun in the brewery itself, which is run by Richard Fukumoto, who grew up in nearby Salmon Arm, trained in England, and then worked at a variety of breweries before returning to the Okanagan to take the job here.
Dog fans will love this brewery. In addition to its dog-themed can labels, the patio is dog-friendly and the tasting room has a wall covered in photos of dogs who have visited the brewery. Bring your own canine along to add his or her portrait.
Copper Brewing’s co-founders make a perfect team. Sean’s grandparents ran a home beer and wine supply store in Edmonton where he grow up, and he began home brewing as soon as he turned 18, eventually developing a dream to open a brewery of his own. Meanwhile, Darla worked in the wine industry, but harboured her own dreams of opening a brewery. When they met at a wedding where their friends were getting married to each other (Sean actually brewed the beer that was served at the wedding), they discovered their shared dream of opening a brewery and decided to form a business partnership. As a carpenter and civil engineering technologist, Sean was able to do much of the work building out the brewery, and when it came to opening and running the tasting room, Darla’s experience in the wine world kicked in.
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