CAMRA South Okanagan Newsletter & Event Reminder – December 2017

Craft Corner Kitchen’s Chef Ian and Owner Jon pose with 3 of the mystery beers we will be trying on Monday!
Seasons Greetings, CAMRA South Okanagan Members!
While our communities get into the full swing of the holiday season, over at CAMRA SO we are preparing for our annual Holiday event, the Rare Beer Tasting at Craft Corner Kitchen. Chris, Tim and the team from JAKs at Cherry Lane will be there again serving up samples of rare and unusual beers from their collection. Josh and Craig from Torchlight will be joining us to present two special creations from their brewery as well.

We will be tasting 8 different beers in total, but keep in mind these will be “sample” sized. If you arrive thirsty, Craft Corner is also serving up some great beers on tap that night, including Torchlight’s Noctus (Sour Ale), Tin Whistle’s Extortionist (Hazelnut Espresso Stout) and Cannery Brewing’s Heist (Maple Stout). As always, CAMRA SO members get a 20 oz glass for the price of a 16 oz. Check out Jon’s seasonal cocktail creations as well, he is a real whiz and uses local and fresh ingredients as much as possible! Please be sure to arrange for a safe drive home.Chef Ian has designed some awesome small bite appetizers to pair with the beer. CAMRA SO is paying for these small bite samples for our members. Come hungry, as Chef Ian has also created a wonderful menu of appie-sized dishes available for you to purchase throughout the evening. Scroll down to have a peek! Tickets for this event sold out faster than any of our previous events. If you missed your chance to grab one, we apologize and hope to see you in the new year. If you have a ticket, and will not be able to make it, please let us know as we have a wait list of members who would gladly take your place!

If you’re shopping for a special beer lover this Christmas, consider a CAMRA membership (or renewal). With member benefits across BC, exclusive events and savings it’s the gift that keeps giving. Okanagan Fest of Ale has early bird tickets available starting December 1st. What’s Brewing BC just put out a great gift guide with tons of other ideas for gifts as well, including a yearly subscription option. Both our President, Kim Lawton, and our Communications Liaison, Chelsea McDowell, are regular contributors.

There are lots of fantastic beer-related events and new beer releases happening locally this December, check out social media of your favourite breweries to stay up to date! 

Mark the date for Brewski on February 17th. Apex Mountain’s craft beer, cider and spirits festival is a great event. Tickets should be on sale before Christmas, they sell out every year within a couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for the announcement on social media!

The CAMRA SO team is working on some exciting events for 2018, so as always stay tuned for updates through our newsletters and social media! Happy Holidays from all of us, wishing each of you a wonderful season celebrating with your family and friends!


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.

Welcome to our newest Community Partner, Clancy’s Liquor Store in Penticton! CAMRA SO Members save 10% off craft beer purchases in store. Thanks, Clancy’s!
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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