Our Brew Master Terry Schoffer got his hands on some brewing equipment and decided to follow his dreams! He teamed up with Ron and Patt Dyck, who had been operating the Country Squire Restaurant in Naramata for 23 years and were also looking for something new. Terry convinced them to share his dream, and the rest as they say, is history.
We brewed our first batch of beer in the Old Aylmer Fruit and Vegetable Cannery in Penticton on April Fool’s Day, 2001. In the beginning, we brewed and sold beer in kegs for local restaurants, pubs and clubs. We started our bottling in the one litre EZ cap grolsch bottle.
This was such a great package that we still do some up for Christmas gifts. Ron delivered these all over the province himself in our cube van whose nickname is Skruffy. But reason finally prevailed, and we started bottling in 650ml amber bottles.
In 2006, the Cannery Brewing Company brought canning back to the Aylmer cannery! Our Anarchist Amber Ale started rolling out in 355ml six packs.
In 2007, we (and our customers!) were delighted to have the Naramata Nut Brown Ale also hit the canning line.
In early 2015, Cannery Brewing Company began building a new brewery. By mid-June the Taproom was open for business. With 12 taps, fantastic bar snacks, and as of 2016 live music performances, it's well worth a visit!
We really have the best team. We are extremely grateful to have so many wonderful folks on our team that are so passionate about what we do. Our incredible crew is looking forward to welcoming you to Cannery Brewing.