Where Life Has Taken Us

the owners
happy family hiking

Hi, there! I'm Alexis! And I'm Tim!

And we are travellers by heart.

When our first son was 3 months old we packed up our tiny car with our belongings and moved to Saskatoon in search of work. 2 years later, Tim was transferred to Vancouver, so we left the -40 degrees C Saskatoon for the coast. 

Flash forward to 2019. We packed up our 3 kids in our 2015 Honda Odyssey and hit the road for 69 days. We visited 20 states. 12 national parks. Dipped our toes in all 5 great lakes.

Soon after returning home, we lost our jobs due to COVID. 

It was at that moment we decided it was time to go out on our own - and fulfill a lifelong dream of running a sustainable brewery.

Why We Fell In Love With Tin Whistle

We love a good story and Tin Whistle fit the bill. It was the first craft brewery in the Okanagan Valley. It’s actually named after the first locomotive train to run on the Kettle Valley Railway which connected the regions of the Okanagan Valley like never before when it was constructed.

In 1995, TW Brewing moved into the railway museum on Highway 97 and launched its original iconic beers, Coyote, Black Widow, & Killer Bee.

brewing stills
woman getting a beer

What To Expect When You Arrive

We have reimagined Tin Whistle’s historic space and created a hub for locals and visitors to connect with the region, explore delicious beers, and enjoy their own everyday journey.

We give away a lot of smiles, so be ready for a big grin (just because we give a lot away doesn’t mean they’re less special when we give them to you)!

You can also expect some great beers, friendly services, and some inspiration for your day.

We make great beer and offer a small selection of local snacks, but we love to leave the cooking to our neighbours! JJ Joy Asian Cuisine is down the hall, and their chow mein, chicken wings, fried rice, and more are awesome (and even more awesome when paired with our Peach Cream Ale or The Lookout IPA). Call in your order from the taproom, relax with your beer, and then head on down to pick it up in 15-20 minutes later.