CAMRA SO – Craft Beer News and Events, February 2021

Hello CAMRA SO Members!
Happy 2021! We hope that your new year is off to a great start. We miss you and we look forward to the time in the future when we can gather again in person.

In the meantime, here’s an update today to let you know we’re still around and working on some craft beer activities including an exciting new take on our CAMRA SO rare beer event.

Time flies when you’re dealing with a pandemic – is it 2021 already?!

All kidding aside, if you’ve received this email but your membership has lapsed, CAMRA SO is continuing to provide a “thank you” gift with each renewal … a $10 JAKS gift card will be mailed to you with your new membership card! 

Thursday, March 4th – 6:00 – 7:30 pm

One of our most loved events of prior years is our CAMRA SO Rare Beer Event. Because we can’t gather in person, we have modified the event and we will be hosting it virtually on Zoom. We’ve partnered with our good friends from JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits and Jon Cote from Craft Corner Kitchen.

The great team from JAKS has curated an exclusive selection for CAMRA SO members featuring beers ranging from new, special, and brewery-exclusive offerings. 

Each tasting pack contains 6 beers, so plan to share your tasting pack with your household bubble. Please note there are only 48 packs available for this event, so order yours today.

Some of the beers you can expect to try:Hazy pale ale with lots of citrus and soft on the palateBourbon barrel-aged Imperial stout from one of BC’s top breweries … never previously releasedFoeder-aged Czech Pilsner … usually a brewery-only releasePlus a couple more surprises!The cost is $39.99 plus tax and deposits. Each tasting pack comes with a $10 JAKs gift card. There are 6 full-sized beers in the pack. It’s a great value with that $10 gift card!

As we’ve come to anticipate from prior Rare Beers events, these will be pretty special beers, but their exact identity remains a secret for now … it’s all part of the fun!!

For more details and to order your tasting pack through the Penticton branch of JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits, click here: Then pick up your tasting pack at JAKs Cherry Lane between March 1-4.

REMEMBER there are only 48 tasting packs available, so order yours today! If your CAMRA SO membership has lapsed, please renew it here today to participate in this great event!

Then, on March 4th at 6pm, tune in virtually (Zoom link will follow). You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Rhandi at JAKs about each beer, get some education on beer styles from Michelle, our education director, hear from Jon about the foods he created to pair with the beer (see below), and chat with each other about the beers we are trying. We’ll even have some prizes! Can’t wait to “see” you all online on March 4th.
 FOOD PAIRING MENU by Jon Cote of Craft Corner Kitchen
Jon from Craft Corner Kitchen has put together a small bites menu specifically designed to pair with these Rare Beers.

The food is also a pre-order that includes free delivery to Penticton, Summerland and Naramata (see details below).

These delectable items will be presented Charcuterie board style and will be delivered to you on March 4th (or Penticton pickup can be arranged if you prefer).Stuffed profiteroles with cheese from Poplar GroveBlack truffle hummus Pickled vegetables Assorted crackersPork terrineLace cookies with dark chocolate drizzle    The cost is only $20/person including tax and delivery! CAMRA SO is subsiding the cost of the food in order to keep it as affordable as possible. We hope you’ll order both the beer and food pairings and help replicate the success of our previous CAMRA SO rare beer events.

To order this great food selection contact Jon via text at 250.470.2358 or email at or send him a message through Facebook

If your CAMRA SO membership has lapsed, please renew it here today to participate in this great event!
 Beer at the Beach – 2021 season is just weeks away!
The City of Penticton pilot project allowing for responsible consumption of alcohol at select beaches and parks begins again this spring. It’s still early, but we hope to see our members when we plan another “Beer at the Beach”. We’ll provide details as the weather gets a bit warmer! It’s a great way to see each other; outdoors in a safe and physically-separated way! We’ll keep an eye on all applicable health regulations between now and then to ensure we plan appropriately.

It’s a challenge for groups like CAMRA SO to stay relevant during a global pandemic; no surprise right? Your CAMRA SO board members would really love to know your thoughts, suggestions, questions and ideas. Please feel free to reach out to us via emails (shown below) or on our Facebook page.

Your input is very much welcomed as we continue to discuss and evaluate the best ways to move forward in 2021!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
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 –
Aldo: Vice President –
Aldo: Membership –
Michelle: Home Brewing Liasion –
Lory: Secretary –
Derrick: Treasurer –
Events Committee (Adrian, Jennifer, Jon and Stuart) –
Communications (Janice and Emanuel) –

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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