PENTICTON, BC – Cannery Brewing has announced the relaunch in a new format of a beer that pays tribute to an iconic historical landmark in Penticton.
Lakeboat Lager was released in bottles last year to help raise funds to restore the S.S. Sicamous, a large steamboat that was in operation in the Okanagan Valley from 1914 to 1935, and which is currently open as a museum and events facility. The beer proved so popular that it’s going into regular production, and will be moving to cans.
Lakeboat Lager is described as follows by brewery co-owner Patt Dyck:
For craft-beer lovers or for those that are new to the world of hand-crafted, small-batch micro-brewed beers, this is a great beer because the mellow malts and exciting hops of this lager are carefully balanced to produce a crisp, clean, refreshing finish. It’s a very versatile beer that is great whether it’s enjoyed on a hot day or while watching a hockey game, paired alongside a broad range of foods or served alone.
Lakeboat Lager will be available in 355 ml cans at the Cannery retail store starting in mid-July, with distribution to select liquor stores in BC to follow soon after.