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CAMRA SO Spring Update, May 2021

Hello CAMRA SO Members!
Springtime sunshine is bringing good cheer and warmer weather is on the way! Here’s hoping less restrictive Public Health Orders will be announced soon that will allow more than 10 people to gather outdoors. We’ll learn more after the May long weekend and hopefully, we can begin to set some dates for a few smaller outdoor gatherings.

In the meantime, check out some current updates about our local craft beer scene. Also, we’re sharing details about two upcoming CAMRA Victoria Zoom events … enjoy!


It’s official. Penticton City Council has approved the responsible consumption of alcohol project again in designated beaches and parks in Penticton for the 2021 season.

The new bylaw is in effect now through October 15, 2021 from 12-pm to 8 pm in designated zones along Okanagan Beach and in Okanagan Lake Park and Skaha Park. See more from the City link to details.

In addition, the City of Penticton is in the process of adding 36 new picnic tables to these locations, making it easier for people to enjoy beer and food to go in these scenic spots.

Read more details about the 2021 program in the Penticton Western News here.  

The City is also launching a cool Picnic-ton program that begins on Monday, May 10th in support of Penticton restaurants, breweries, wineries etc. Get more info here:
https://www.penticton.ca/business-building/business-economic-development/picnic-ton

BC Ale Trail app and new updates & articles:
Have you downloaded the BC Ale Trail app yet? If not, download it today for your phone and collect points at lots of great locations on the Penticton Ale Trail and beyond. There are a number of new partners on the Penticton Ale Trail where you can collect and redeem points every time you visit and check-in on the app. In addition to Penticton’s breweries, you can now collect points at:
– Pizzeria Tratto
– The Station Public House
– Riverside Liquor Store
– Barley Mill Liquor Store
– Penticton Ramada
– Penticton Visitor Centre

It’s also a great time to check out the BC Ale Trail website as there are a number of new stories. You’ll also find there’s a multitude of interesting craft beer articles and news including:

  • a 3-day travel itinerary perfect for us locals to use for our “stay in your community” ideas. Check it out here
  • Mothers Day ideas (yes really) and there are a couple of local spots mentioned here   
  • Joe Wiebe’s article featuring springtime beer releases from BC Craft Breweries – get the scoop
  • tips on how we can support local craft breweries during the pandemic recently posted here

CAMRA Victoria has invited CAMRA SO to join two free Zoom events:

Event Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Cora Barber from Lighthouse Brewing and Leif Miltenberger from Hired Guns Creative will introduce us to the world of beer label design. They will be discussing label design details plus enjoying the beer, so it makes sense that folks interested in participating will enjoy it more fully by picking up a few of the Lighthouse beers being discussed  – The beers are listed below ….also here’s a link to detailed event info

Zoom link for the May 11th event is here
Meeting ID: 975 2077 0242
Passcode: 994041

The beers being discussed:
Ghostship Hazy IPA
Numbskull Imperial IPA
Race Rocks Ale

Nightwatch Coffee Lager or Poseidon Pale Ale

The next invitation from CAMRA Victoria & Moon Under Water:
Event Date: Tuesday June 1st at 7:30 PM

Join CAMRA Victoria for a virtual event hosted by Clay Potter, owner and head brewmaster at Moon Under Water Brewpub & Distillery, where he’ll talk about his use of traditional brewing methods like decoction and step mashing.

It may be challenging to find any of Moon Under Water’s Potts Pilsner, Creepy Uncle Dunkel or This is Hefeweizen but please give us a heads up at CAMRA SO if you know a source! We’re trying to see if we can get some of these in to a liquor store in the area, so stay tuned. These beers will be sure to come up during Clay’s talk.

Zoom link for the June 1st event is right here
Meeting ID: 937 4166 9990
Passcode: 604594

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:

A gentle reminder that if you’re reading 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! One gift card per individual or family membership.

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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