Penticton getting quite crafty
Colin Dacre - Sep 12, 2018 - Biz Releases

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Another craft brewery is setting up shop downtown Penticton.

The building at 187 Westminster Ave. West, most recently home to a sushi restaurant and flower shop, was torn down Tuesday to make way for the new business.

Owner of the award-winning Yellow Dog Brewing in Port Moody, Michael Coghill, tells Castanet he and partners will be opening a brewery under a new brand at the location.

“It will be a production brewery first,” he said. “But we are looking at is as a brewery with food. It will have food and different options.”

Coghill says he and his wife, Melinda, have had a house in Naramata for years and are familiar with the already-strong craft beer culture in Penticton.

He said they are still working through details with the city on what the new building itself will look like and more details on the plans will be unveiled in the weeks ahead.

The brewery will join Bad Tattoo, just a block away, as well as Cannery, Tin Whistle, Hwy 97 and the Barley Mill.

A new brewery from a different group is also expected to replace the now-shuttered Mule Nightclub, which will bring Penticton’s craft brewery count to seven.

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