CAMRA South Okanagan News & Updates – April 2018

~ April 2018 ~
Happy Okanagan Fest of Ale Week!!!!
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!!

When you are at Fest of Ale, stop by and see the CAMRA members who are volunteering at the CAMRA booth in the main hallway. If you know anyone who would like to sign up as a CAMRA member, this is a great weekend to do so as we have a special new member sign-up benefit at the booth this weekend only.

There are multiple craft beer events in town starting Wednesday April 11th including beer paired dinners, educational events, special beer tastings, music events and more…See here for all the details!!

Kick off Okanagan Fest of Ale with a special educational session hosted by Joe Wiebe, author of the book, the Craft Beer Revolution. Joe will be presenting on the history of beer on April 12th at Bad Tattoo Brewing. The event is here on facebook. For tickets visit eventbrite here and CAMRA members, use the promo code CAMRA for a $5 savings.
CAMRA members are invited to participate in the Industry portion of Okanagan Fest of Ale on Friday April 13th from 1-3pm. If you would like to participate, the final day to register is Wednesday April 11th. You can RSVP here…. and you’ll need to show your CAMRA membership card and a paid for ticket for the Fest of Ale for either Friday or Saturday. 
Don’t have your tickets yet for Okanagan Fest of Ale? Click here to order online.
If you’re interested in the Murderers Row Cask Event at Kettle Valley Station Pub on April 14th after Fest of Ale, please see the Facebook event here. There will be 14 delicious casks. Purchase your tickets today at the Kettle Valley Station Pub or phone 250.493.3388 to reserve your tickets with a credit card.
The 2nd annual Penticton Beer Run is coming up on June 2nd. Is anyone interested in being part of a CAMRA SO team? Please email CAMRA member Graham if interested. Further details are here.
Here is your 2018 CAMRA SO Executive
Brad (Communications Director)
Chelsea (Vice President)
Derrick (Treasurer)
Kim (President)
Lory (Secretary)
Eike (Education/Home Brewers Liaison)
Aldo (Membership Director)
Kevin (Events Director)


Membership across BC is made up of over 1300 individuals. Member activities include beer tastings, brewery tours, seminars & more. CAMRA members are eager to apply their talents and experience to promoting widespread public appreciation of the many “real beers” that have become available in recent years.

Join or renew your membership online

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.

When you visit Cannery Brewing in Penticton and present your CAMRA membership card, they’ll apply a 10% discount on packaged beer (bottles and cans)
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 acommunity 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 Membership Director Jon Padgett at
To join – visit our Membership page


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