Canada, BC: Lakesider Brewing already open to public in West Kelowna
A West Kelowna brewpub that was two years in the making recently opened its doors to the public on April 9, the Kelowna Capital News reported on April 24.
Even with indoor dining prohibited under current provincial COVID-19 health restrictions, Lakesider Brewing co-owner Kieran Armour said that the brewpubs patio scene has been lively ever since first opening.
The local community has really embraced us. Theyve been braving the cold weather and the rain. Theyre still here with bells on, so its been awesome, said Armour, who co-owns the brewpub alongside his wife, Gale.
Located just off the Westside Wine Trail at 835 Anders Rd., the two-floor brewpub has a main floor lounge space and a basement lounge space, in addition to its wrap-around, pet-friendly patio.
All their beer is brewed in-house, adding new ones to the taps every few days until they reach all 14, along with one cider and a guest brew from another local brewery.
Their food menu is anchored by two main categories: thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza and four-inch, corn tortilla street tacos.
You get three or four [tacos] in order. You can mix and match, whatever you like, said Armour. Weve got a beef one, a prawn one, carnitas which is pork and two vegetarian options, which is sweet potato with leek and seven-bean and cheese.
He described the brewpubs model as a community brewery.
Were not into big, big batches and large packaging operations, he said. Were all about bringing people into our tasting room and on to our patio, just being that gathering place for the community.
Lakesider Brewing is open seven days a week from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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