Stay informed as we work to grow our membership and events in 2016 – we hope you’ll join us in celebrating the excellent South Okanagan craft beer culture!
CASK NIGHT AT KETTLE VALLEY – JANUARY 21st
One of our regular activities is to get together for Cask Night at the Kettle Valley Station Pub in Penticton (typically the 3rd Thursday of the month – this date may change in February so stay tuned). Cask is tapped at 5pm, CAMRA SO meets in the back room at 6pm.
This month – The team from Cannery Brewinghas made a special cask of their brand new extra pale ale called The Muse & The Golden Promise. Try it at 6pm in the back room at the Kettle Valley Station Pub. Thanks so much to the Kettle Valley Station Pub for providing us with pizza at the December meeting, & to everyone that braved the snowstorm to come out to our final event of the year!
‘WHAT’S BREWING’ – WINTER EDITION 2016
CAMRA SO President Kim Lawton contributed to the recent issue of What’s Brewing – an online magazine for craft brewers in BC. Have a read through for the latest craft-beer news. In particular, note page 34 for Kim’s article on the craft beer scene in the Okanagan!
Thanks to all who have taken part in our survey for CAMRA SO meeting night selection. Stay tuned for an update on this soon – in the meantime, see you Thursday January 21st at Kettle Valley Pub for our regularly scheduled cask night!
BEER PAIRED DINNERS AT THE CANNERY
Back for more! Brodo Kitchen and Cannery Brewing are teaming up for a series of beer-paired dinners in 2016, due to the great response of previous events. Save these dates and
watch for ticket information – these dinners sell out fast!
Feb. 24 at Cannery Brewing
April 27 at Brodo
June 22 at Cannery Brewing
3rd ANNUAL BREWSKI AT APEX MOUNTAIN RESORT
Save the date – Brewski is a craft beer, spirits and cider event at Apex Mountain Resort on February 13th 2016. Tickets are $40 and include 8 tokens, appies and live entertainment at the Gunbarrel Saloon.
We’ve been working on our new website through the holidays. Stay tuned as we hope to launch it in the days ahead. We are grateful to Ashleigh Begg, webmaster for CAMRA BC for all of her awesome help getting this set up.
Members should have received two emails from Janna Gabrek, Interim President of CAMRA BC. One was regarding nominations for the upcoming elections for the CAMRA BC 2016 executive. The other was a notice regarding the opportunity for members to submit any proposed changes to the CAMRA BC bylaws or constitution they would like to have discussed and voted on at the 2016 CAMRA BC Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Victoria. If anyone has any questions on any of this, feel free to call or email our CAMRA SO President Kim Lawton.
Thanks for taking the time to ready through our newsletters! The Campaign for Real Ale Society – South Okanagan (CAMRA SO) is one of the newest branches of this worldwide craft beer appreciation and advocacy organization.
Meet your local executive:
(L-R): Jon Padgett (VP/Membership), Ian Dyck (Events), Jackie Del Rizzo (Secretary), Kim Lawton (President), Warren Everton (Home Brewers Liaison) & Derrick Webb (Treasurer).
MEMBERSHIP CARDS & EXPIRY DATES
In order to meet a requirement to align with CAMRA BC membership renewals, we are moving our membership from 12-months calendar year (January to December) to a 12-month rolling membership. For those of you that have expirating dates of December 31, 2015, we will provide you with new stickers with an updated expiring date 12-months after you joined. So if you joined in May 2015, you will get a new membership sticker saying your expiring date is May 2016. Please bring your membership cards to the December 17th meeting so we can give you your new stickers.
If you are already a CAMRA SO member – pick up your personalized membership card at the new Cannery Brewing location at 198 Ellis Street or at any CAMRA SO gathering.
CAMRA BC t-shirts are available for $20 (members) and $25 (non-members). We’ll have some at all future CAMRA SO gatherings while supplies last. Cash or cheque made out to CAMRA SO accepted.
BEER BENEFITS AROUND BC
Did you know that as a member of CAMRA SO, you can enjoy the membership benefits from all the different CAMRA BC branches? View the complete list of current membership benefitsand simply show your new CAMRA SO membership card to enjoy all of these great beer opportunities.
CAMRA SO members receive discounted growler fill rate of $10 – for regular growler fills, and discounted home brew supplies and ingredients
Refer a friend to join CAMRA SO!
Already a member in CAMRA SO and loving it? If you are a current member and you refer a friend who joins CAMRA SO, you will receive a gift of one of these cool CAMRA BC grunts. This is limited to the first 10 referrals. One grunt per member please
Welcome to the South Okanagan branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, an independent, volunteer-run consumer organization dedicated to supporting the brewing of traditional styles of beer in the traditional manner, using traditional ingredients.