Founded mid-cast and hip deep in a mountain stream, Slackwater stands for the moments between life’s ebbs and flows—especially those enjoyed with friends, family and beers in-hand.

In 2013 after starting the Whistler Village Beer Festival, Liam Peyton imagined opening a brewery, but not necessarily one in Penticton. It truly took a village, and perhaps more importantly, a determined woman—Liam’s now wife Kelsey, to make all of the pieces come together. Their shared love for beer was matched only by a passion for the outdoors, two things the couple decided would never be mutually exclusive in their life. 

So was born Slackwater Brewing in 2019 between two waters in Penticton.

Good beer breeds great friendships, and vice versa

The boutique, 10-Hectolitre brewhouse from Ripley Stainless, only 15 minutes drive away in Summerland, is managed by Head Brewer Kyle Richardson.

Kyle has worked his way up the BC craft brewing industry since graduating KPU on his Brewers certification in 2017. Kyle's a big fan of sessionable beers, so expect lots of things that you'll want to keep drinking!