PENTICTION, BC – Following the announcement earlier this month that it will be moving to a new location in downtown Penticton, Cannery Brewing held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the new site late last week.
In front of a crowd of local dignitaries, media, suppliers and staff, Cannery co-owner Patt Dyck (pictured above) outlined the plans for the new facility, which will encompass a previously existing building as well as a new surrounding structure.
As described in the press release:
The new 12,000 square foot brewery is being designed by local architect Matthew Coady and built by Penticton-based Greyback Construction. “The existing building, previously ANJ Automotive Service, will become our tasting room and retail store. It will also be the location of our Growler filling station and a spot to buy beer merchandise like hats and shirts. Plus we’ll expand to have a more robust food menu than we can currently offer. In our new space, guests will be able to enjoy our beer alongside some great local food selections.”
The large empty lot next door will house the rest of Cannery’s new brewery, which will be built around the existing building. Patt said, “Our new space will allow us the opportunity to expand our beer production and our selection of unique, specialty and one-off beers to provide greater interest and variety for all of our customers who want to share in the fascinating world of craft beer. Our new brewery will be built to meet our current needs and to meet our needs as we grow in the future.”
Construction of the new building will begin immediately, and the brewery is expected to relocate in early 2015. Updates on the construction and move will be posted on the Cannery Brewing Facebook page as plans progress.