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Tin Whistle Brewing announces prickly pear cactus sour in support of Canada’s rarest ecosystem

Founded in 1995, Tin Whistle Brewing is the original craft brewery of the South Okanagan, offering a wide selection of beer for locals and visitors alike. Today, Tin Whistle releases “Queen of Tart”, a Prickly Pear Cactus Sour made with over 250 lbs. of the prickly pear cactus fruit.

The beer is rosy red, tart but not lip-puckeringly sour, and very fruity. Five cents from every can sold will be donated to the Osoyoos Desert Centre to support their conservation and

restoration of one of Canada’s most rare, fragile and endangered ecosystems known as “Canada’s Pocket Desert”.

“Tin Whistle’s mission is great beer, less impact,” says co-owner Alexis Esseltine. “Our Queen of Tart Prickly Pear Sour brings this mission to life with proceeds of this beer going directly to support the incredible antelope brush ecosystem here in the Okanagan Valley.”

“Osoyoos Desert Centre is thrilled to receive such great support from a local brewery that aims to keep the environment top of mind in their business,” says Jayme Friedt, Osoyoos Desert Centre Managing Director. “It’s so important to conserve and restore our natural spaces, not only so our children and grandchildren can experience and enjoy this special place in which we live, but also so the threatened species can continue to call it home!”

Tin Whistle’s Queen of Tart Prickly Pear Sour is available for a limited time in the brewery’s historic Cannery Trade Centre Penticton taproom, as well as throughout the Okanagan in private liquor stores and select bars and restaurants.

About Tin Whistle Brewing

Tin Whistle Brewing, founded in 1995, is the original craft brewery of the

South Okanagan. The brewery is located in Penticton, B.C. and is the first carbon neutral brewery in BC. For more information go to



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