The lack of decent snow cover on our local mountains means packing up the car for inland skiing adventures and special events. Valentine’s Day will make a great reason for ski fans and craft beer lovers alike to head to Apex Mountain for the second annual Brewski.
“Brewski, a celebration of craft beer, cider and spirits, is a great fit with the Apex après ski vibe. It is the perfect event for those interested in sampling these flavourful, hand-crafted beverages and visiting the mountains, whether they are here to ski, board, snowshoe, or just breathe in the fresh winter air”.
“Last season, locals and visitors alike told us that our first annual Brewski event was one of the best events ever held at Apex. Because the event sold out well in advance last year, we have expanded the event this year to give more people the chance to experience this unique festival of flavour! The expanded event will now be held throughout the entire Gunbarrel Saloon & Restaurant and will feature 18 new and returning craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. In perfect combination with these craft beverages, we have delicious appetizers from the Gunbarrel Saloon and live entertainment from Victoria-based Towers and Trees, who rocked the house last year!” explains Emily Childs, Apex Events Manager.
This year’s participating craft beverage providers:
– Bad Tattoo Brewing (Penticton)
– Barley Mill (Penticton)
– Cannery Brewing (Penticton)
– Dubh Glas Distillery (Oliver)
– Firehall Brewery (Oliver)
– Legend Distilling (Naramata)
– Maple Leaf Spirits (Penticton)
– Mt. Begbie (Revelstoke)
– Okanagan Spirits (Vernon)
– Old Order Distilling (Penticton)
– Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver)
– Phillips Brewing (Victoria)
– Prohibition Brewing (Kelowna)
– Rustic Roots Cider (Cawston)
– Summerland Heritage Cider (Summerland)
– Tin Whistle Brewing (Penticton)
– Tree Brewing (Kelowna)
– Twisted Hills Cider (Cawston)
The Brewski event runs from 6 to 9 pm with a special after-party from 9 pm to midnight at the Gunbarrel Saloon & Restaurant. Shuttle options from Penticton are available; seats must be booked in advance via The Coconut Express. Visit their website for details.
Second Annual Brewski at Apex Mountain
Date: February 14, 6 pm to 9 pm; afterparty 9 pm to midnight
Venue: The Gunbarrel Saloon at Apex Mountain Resort, 1000 Stray Horse Road, Hedley, BC
Tickets: $35 (plus tax and fee); available online via Eventbrite
Each ticket includes eight beverage tokens, hot and cold appetizers provided by the Gunbarrel, and entry to the after-party featuring live entertainment by Towers and Trees.
Come spend the whole weekend at Apex. Accommodation specials are available with Apex Mountain Inn and Apex Accommodations. As an added bonus, show your Brewski event ticket and receive a 25% discount off an Adult day pass on February 14, 15 or 16. Contact Apex Mountain Inn (1.800.387.2739) or Apex Accommodations (1.866.273.9737), and quote ‘Apex Brewski’ at the time of booking to receive the discount (new bookings only).