CAMRA South Okanagan News & Updates – March 2018

~ March 2018 ~
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Now that spring appears to have finally sprung, we have some amazing upcoming events weeks coming up through mid-April 2018.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day March 17th – DON’T FORGET TO WEAR GREEN! If you are in Penticton, there is a St. Patrick’s Day event at the Kettle Valley Station Pub on March 17th. Please see the event listed. Or if you are in Oliver, Firehall Brewery has a special concert happening. Get the full details here
Also on St. Patrick’s Day, the CAMRA BC AGM is on March 17th in Powell River, BC from 1-3 pm at McKinney’s Pub, 6251 Yew Street, Powell River, all CAMRA members are welcome.  
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.
Do you want to learn more about beer?  2 courses are available from Okanagan College – Craft Beer Appreciation and Advanced Beer Appreciation.
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, you’ll need to 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. 
This is a final call out for volunteers to help work the CAMRA booth at Okanagan Fest of Ale on April 13/14, please let CAMRA member Maggie know if you’re interested in volunteering. Click here to email Maggie. There are cool benefits for all volunteers!
Do you have your tickets yet for Okanagan Fest of Ale yet? 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. Tickets will be on sale in the next day or so, and this event always sells out quickly.
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.
Have a read of the latest issue of What’s Brewing Magazine online here.
Lastly, we had a HUGE turnout for our 2018 CAMRA SO AGM and the results are in! Introducing our new team:
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.

Visit Firehall Brewery in Oliver – when you present your CAMRA membership card, they’ll take 10% discount off your entire purchase!
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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