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CAMRA SO – come join us on August 19th!

Sunny summer greetings CAMRA SO Members!

Hoping everyone is enjoying their summer, especially on the smoke free days! We have some news items of interest to share including a local event coming mid-month, so mark your calendars and we sure hope to see you there!

HAPPY HOUR @ The Nest – a CAMRA SO Event – Thursday, August 19th

Let’s get together! Randy at The Nest in Penticton recently brought in a new draft beer system and needs some help to break it in! Come out to enjoy some craft beer and beer fellowship.

Join us on Thursday, August 19th from 5-7pm at The Nest. Randy will have a couple of special beers on for the event, including a beer from Neighbourhood Brewing that is exclusive for this event, and a keg from North Basin Brewing in Osoyoos.

There is no charge to attend, just pay for whatever you order. There will be special event pricing for the beer, food specials, plus some door prizes.

We’ll have a section of tables reserved for our group. Please indicate you are “going” on the Facebook event so we can have an idea of number of attendees.

Bring a friend who likes craft beer, and enjoy catching up with other CAMRA SO members! Find all details here: August Event at The Nest 

Penticton Beer Week – October 15 – 23

Mark the date for the 3rd annual Penticton Beer Week, from October 15-23, 2021. Stay tuned for more information on the collaboration beer and exciting events. Follow the Penticton Beer Week Facebook page and Instagram page for details as they get released.

Plan to kick off Penticton Beer Week with the Penticton Beer Run on October 16th. For more info and to register, click here and then get training!

For the fall season – Advanced Craft Beer Appreciation

How would you like to take your beer knowledge to another level? Neighbourhood Brewing is welcoming Okanagan College for a beerducation class on Nov. 17th at the brewery. 🍺 Details to sign up are below.

Also, Okanagan College is interested in what other kind of craft beer education we might be interested in. If you have any ideas, please reply to this email.

The points add up on the BC Ale Trail App!

The BC Ale Trail app now has 18 point collection locations in Penticton, plus with all of the new brewery options in Kelowna, they also have 18 point collection spots in Kelowna. And if you’re travelling elsewhere around BC check out the BC Ale Trail Explore information and maps for other regions in the province. If you haven’t downloaded the BC Ale Trail app yet, download it and start collecting points every time you visit these locations. Those points can add up quickly, and they can be used for some cool discounts and swag!

Calling all beer glass collectors!

CAMRA SO is helping Stephen Beaumont (the Toronto beer writer) to spread the word about his sister’s online auction of a collection of beer glasses. They’re in Vancouver so arrangements would need to be made to get them from there.
Proceeds from the sales are being donated to Pacific Assistance Dogs so it’s for a good cause. See this link for all the details:  https://beaumont4.wixsite.com/beerglasses.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:

A gentle reminder that if you’re reading this email but your membership has lapsed, CAMRA SO is continuing to provide a one-time “thank you” gift with your renewal … a $10 JAKS gift card will be mailed to you with your new membership card! Please note that there is a one-time limit with one gift card per individual or family membership. Click here to join or renew.

Why Join CAMRA SO?

  • You have a love of craft beer and see the value of supporting the craft beer industry
  • Your membership in CAMRA SO provides you with the opportunity to join a community of like-minded craft beer lovers and help campaign to protect the rights and needs of craft beer consumers
  • You enjoy the opportunity to attend craft beer events (some will offer CAMRA SO discounted rates, special access or advance ticket purchases)
  • You can participate in CAMRA SO member-only organized, brewery tours, meet the brewer events, craft ale pub visits, out-of-town road trips and tastings, cask events etc.
  • Access to a number of CAMRA SO member benefits courtesy of our local participating businesses
  • Keep up-to-date on beer-related activities, cask events, and new craft beer releases throughout the South Okanagan via our member newsletter and Facebook page
  • Communication of and opportunity to participate in other CAMRA BC branch events

For more information – contact our Membership Director at membership@camraso.ca
To join – visit our Membership page

Have an idea for an event? Have a question or suggestion for our team? Want to give feedback about a previous event? Want to chat about beer? Our executive team is available. Contact us by email:

Kim: President – pres@camraso.ca
Aldo: Vice President – vp@camraso.ca
Aldo: Membership – membership@camraso.ca
Michelle: Home Brewing Liasion – education@camraso.ca
Lory: Secretary – secretary@camraso.ca
Derrick: Treasurer – treasurer@camraso.ca
Events Committee (Adrian, Jennifer, Jon and Stuart) – events@camraso.ca
Communications (Janice and Emanuel) – communications@camraso.ca

We are always looking for more volunteers to help. If you don’t have time to commit to being an executive member, please consider being an event volunteer. Not only will you have a ton of fun, but there is a high likelihood of beer-related perks involved. Contact Kim if you are interested in being on our volunteer list.

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