There are a few new folks receiving this email, thanks to our booth at Okanagan Fest of Ale. Hello and welcome to you! We send out regular newsletters updating our members in regards to news and events of interest to the South Okanagan craft beer community. In addition CAMRA SO also hosts our own Member Meet Ups, these events provide opportunities for like-minded craft beer enthusiasts to meet and mingle and usually feature exclusive access to special cask beer, behind the scenes brewery tours and more. If you’re curious about becoming a member, see our website for membership information and registration, or drop into our next Meet Up on May 29th, read on for more event details! Continue reading →
We are so happy to finally have some warm and sunny weather. Bring on backyard barbecues, outdoor adventures, late nights with friends and family getaways! We look forward to the events that summer will bring, and will be kickstarting the season with a CAMRA SO Member’s Meet Up on May 29th at Craft Corner Kitchen. Starting at 5:30pm this event will be a fun and casual evening to socialize with fellow craft-beer lovers. No formal agenda is set for the evening, plan on enjoying craft-beer related conversation over drinks and food with us! Craft Corner will be offering their usual menu items available for purchase, along with their selection of craft beer on tap and rumor has it a special cask will be available that evening as well. Check out the event page on Facebook for updates as they become available. Continue reading →
It’s hard to believe we’re already into the second week of April and guess what??? It’s here…Okanagan Fest of Ale week!!! It’s our week to show the world our appreciation for Craft Beer, while supporting our local craft breweries and cideries, restaurants, hotels, entertainers and our membership body! Are you attending? If not, why not? Need tickets? Do you want to learn more about beer? See the information below and SEE YOU AT THE OKANAGAN FEST OF ALE!! Continue reading →
Now that spring appears to have finally sprung, we have some amazing upcoming events weeks coming up through mid-April 2018.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day March 17th – DON’T FORGET TO WEAR GREEN! If you are in Penticton, there is a St. Patrick’s Day event at the Kettle Valley Station Pub on March 17th. Please see the event listed. Or if you are in Oliver, Firehall Brewery has a special concert happening. Get the full details here.
On behalf of our current CAMRA SO Executive, we are very pleased to invite you to our CAMRA South Okanagan Annual General Meetingon Wednesday February 21st at 5:30 p.m. at Craft Corner Kitchen at 557 Main Street in Penticton. Continue reading →
CAMRA SO Members checking out the new space at Kind Brewing on the Road Trip
We’re only a few weeks into 2018, and we’ve already had some great events! Thanks to everyone who came out to Bad Tattoo to celebrate Warren’s collaboration brew, and thanks to those who joined us for our Craft Beer Road Trip up north to Summerland, West Kelowna and Kelowna! Both events were well attended, however if you missed out rest assured we will be planning something similar again next year! Check out the rest of the photos from the Road Trip here! Continue reading →
Wow, CAMRA SO Members, can you believe 2017 is almost over? We are so pleased to have shared another amazing year with all of you. Highlights of our year were our 2nd Annual Home Brewer Competition (Brewer’s Choice Winner Warren Everton pictured above with Home Brewing Educator Eike Heinz and President Kim Lawton), the Rare Beers Event just held in early December, our Member’s Meeting at Highway 97 in June and our Road Trip to Firehall Brewery in May! Continue reading →
Craft Corner Kitchen’s Chef Ian and Owner Jon pose with 3 of the mystery beers we will be trying on Monday!
Seasons Greetings, CAMRA South Okanagan Members!
While our communities get into the full swing of the holiday season, over at CAMRA SO we are preparing for our annual Holiday event, the Rare Beer Tasting at Craft Corner Kitchen. Chris, Tim and the team from JAKs at Cherry Lane will be there again serving up samples of rare and unusual beers from their collection. Josh and Craig from Torchlight will be joining us to present two special creations from their brewery as well. Continue reading →
Summer may be gone, but things haven’t slowed down in the beer world! October is BC Craft Beer Month and we have lots of great events to share with you, both locally and around the province. Don’t forget – if you are travelling outside of the South Okanagan area that there are lots of great CAMRA member benefits available across BC. Check out the full list here.
Have you had a good summer so far? We have! While it’s sad to see summer go, we are looking forward to the fall, and the action-packed beer events this season brings! In the rest of the Province we have the Great Canadian Beer Festival happening September 8 and 9, the Whistler Beer Festival happening September 13-17, Hopscotch in Kelowna on September 22-23, Brewloops in Kamloops September 27-October 1, the BC Hop Fest in Abbotsford on September 30 and the Oliver Cask and Keg Fest on September 30. Plus we’re already seeing lots of great events coming up in October for BC Craft Beer Month and Oktoberfest.
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