Penticton Breweries collaborate on a new beer to help support the outdoor ice rink

Raise a glass for the ice rink

All of Penticton's breweries have come together once again to collaborate on a beer for a good cause.

Abandoned Rail Brew Co., Bad Tattoo Brewing Penticton, Barley Mill Brew Pub, Cannery Brewing, Highway 97 Brewing, Neighbourhood Brewing, Slackwater Brewing and The Tin Whistle Brewing Company created the 'Benchwarmer Dry Hopped Pilsner.'

Exclusively on tap at Cannery Brewing, $2 from every glass of the pilsner will be donated to Activate Penticton, the non-profit group behind the rink.

The long-awaited outdoor rink next to City Hall has had to push its opening once again, originally slated for a mid-December opening, the rink was missing components and delayed until this upcoming weekend in January, just in time for the now-cancelled BCHL All Stars Game.

But the rink is still waiting on final components to complete their ice surface.

"When we made this beer in December, we originally planned for it to be an exclusive collaboration beer to pour this weekend for the BCHL 60th anniversary event in Penticton. Although the event was postponed due to COVID restrictions, the beer lives on," Kim Lawton, the marketing director for Cannery Brewing shared.

"We decided to have this Benchwarmer Dry Hopped Pilsner carry on as a fundraiser beer in support of the new ice rink in Downtown Penticton. We can raise a glass now to help support Activate Penticton and the completion of the outdoor ice rink in the future!"

Pop by Cannery Brewing at 198 Ellis Street to grab a glass.

Casey Richardson

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