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Updated Craft Beer & Cider News

Hello CAMRA SO members!
Yes, this current newsletter is following quite closely on the heels of the last one – and it’s because we have some newsworthy items to share with you!  Plus, it’s great that the recent Phase 3 COVID-19 changes will allow many people to carefully enjoy more activities as well as the ability to travel more freely. Many will choose to come to visit the South Okanagan, so as we welcome these visitors from other parts of BC and Canada let’s raise a glass (or can or bottle) to a safe, healthy and fun summer season! 
 



CAMRA beer education sessions
The next CAMRA SO members Zoom meeting will feature a Beer Education session.

Join us on Zoom for our next craft beer meet-up on June 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Grab your favourite craft beverage, login to Zoom and join us for a catch-up and a visit. Our education director, Michelle Gowing, plans to present a brief history of craft beer in Canada.

Stay tuned for the Zoom link, to be posted soon in the Facebook event section. In the meantime, if you have questions please email Michelle at education@camraso.ca.
 

Especially for CAMRA members who enjoy games and prizes
We are truly excited to introduce CAMRA SO BINGO! Click here to view and print out the BINGO card and start visiting our partner businesses. Get them to sign or stamp your BINGO card at each visit. Post a selfie with #CAMRASOBINGO at each location. Send in your completed BINGO cards by July 31st for your chance to win prizes including the grand prize of a $50 gift card for the partner of your choice.
Big thanks to Jenna and our Events Committee for taking the lead on this fun game with our local partners: 
Fairview Liquor StoreBreakaway Brewing Co.The NestSlackwater BrewingLegend DistillingHowling Moon Craft CiderThe Station Public HouseHoodoo Adventure CompanyBad Tattoo BrewingMillionaires’ Row CiderThe Tin Whistle Brewing CompanyDominion Cider Co.Detonate Brewing CompanyNOMAD CiderMartin Street Liquor MerchantsOld Order Distilling CompanyGrape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc.Highway 97 Brewing CompanySummerland Heritage Cider CompanyRiverside Liquor StoreCannery Brewing, and Firehall Brewery.Special membership renewal incentive
Have you renewed your CAMRA membership yet in 2020? Many of you renew at events, but this year’s circumstances caused events to mostly be on hold. We’ve seen that some of you have expired memberships and many are coming due. So, to encourage you to take a moment and renew your membership now, CAMRA SO is offering a special bonus. On renewal, you will get a $10 JAK’s gift card! It will be mailed to you along with your new membership card,Normally at this time of year, we would be hosting our rare beer event in partnership with JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits, but in lieu of this, you can use your gift card to try some great new summer beverages!

For those members who renewed earlier this year, not to worry, Aldo will mail you your JAKs gift card directly.

If your membership is not yet up for renewal, Aldo will email you when it’s time to renew, and you’ll get your $10 JAK’s gift card with your renewal at that time.Note that you will receive one $10 JAKs gift card per paid membership (one gift card per single or family membership). Renew here: http://www.camraso.ca/join-camra-so/
Membership benefit update
More good news CAMRA SO members; we are very pleased to announce five amazing new business partners! Bring your CAMRA membership card along to these great businesses to access these awesome membership benefits:
Breakaway Brewing Co. in Summerland – 10% discount on your food purchase
Martin Street Liquor Merchants (previously Clancy’s Liquor Store) – 10% discount on local Okanagan craft beer, cider and spirits
Millionaires’ Row Cider in Summerland – 10% discount on any cider purchases at the cidery
Summerland Heritage Cider Company in Summerland – 10% discount on bottled cider purchases at the cidery
The Nest – $1 off 20-ounce pints, and a snack size of house fries and house picklesCheck out the complete list of membership benefits provided by CAMRA SO partners.Why Join CAMRA SO?You have a love of craft beer and see the value of supporting the craft beer industryYour 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 consumersYou 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 businessesKeep up-to-date on beer-related activities, cask events, and new craft beer releases throughout the South Okanagan via our member newsletter and Facebook pageCommunication of and opportunity to participate in other CAMRA BC branch eventsFor 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
Jenn: 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 at our events. 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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