St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and Penticton’s breweries aren’t going to let the occasion come and go without holding a community-wide party.
A walking brewery tour starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday (March 17) across four different locations will precede a special-themed after-party at the Barking Parrot, beginning at 6 p.m.
AC/DC tribute band High Voltage will make their way to the aforementioned Penticton pub shortly after for a St. Patrick’s Day performance.
It’s being called a “brewery walking tour” and it’s bound to introduce people to new, special-themed beverages that have yet to be released.
Select Penticton breweries are set to take part in the organized event, according to Barking Parrot manager Marty O’Hara.
• Cannery Brewing (2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
• Highway 97 Brewing (3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)
• Slackwater Brewing (4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.)
• Neighbourhood Brewing (5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.)
The four establishments are expected to bring their own specialty brews in recognition of the occasion to the Barking Parrot after the walking tour ends at 6 p.m.
“All of the breweries will have their beers set up here and once they’re gone, that’s it,” O’Hara said.
“Thursday is the only day that those drinks will ever be made.”
People interested in taking part in the event are encouraged to try the newly made beverages at each of the four locations before the Barking Parrot’s after-party begins at 6 p.m.
“All of the breweries are going to be busy anyway, so we’re going to organize a little tour,” O’Hara added.
High Voltage will still play a number of AC/DC songs but to mark the occasion, the Okanagan-based tribute band will also perform several Irish-themed folk songs.
“And then we’ll have a DJ come on at 10 p.m. to wrap everything up,” the pub’s manager said.