CAMRA South Okanagan Newsletter – July 2017

Hello CAMRA SO Members!

The heat of summer is upon us, and no doubt many of you are finding cold, craft beer a great way to quench your thirst. Not only do we have several partner breweries in our region (Firehall, Bad Tattoo, Cannery Brewing, Highway 97, Tin Whistle and Detonate) but we also have partnered with several cideries in the South Okanagan as well! Read on for more details.

Need a designated driver? Grape Friends Wine Tours and Hoodoo Adventures both offer special tour options for CAMRA SO members. Find all about our Member Benefits here and don’t forget your CAMRA card and growlers when you are out touring and tasting this summer!

We are still collecting competitors for our CAMRA SO Home Brewing Competition atSquare One Hop Growers on September 16! If you are interested in participating, please contact Eike at education| to register. Members and friends are also invited to come and help judge the event! Wine Crush Market will be there again with their wood-fired oven serving up delicious beer-themed food. We are also working with Grape Friends to provide a shuttle, more details on this will be announced closer to the date.

Along with CAMRA BC and some of the other CAMRA branch websites, we’ve been having some issues with our website. We thank you for your patience as there have been some times when we’ve been down for a few days at a time. CAMRA BC is looking into alternate options for our website hosting, so hopefully this will be resolved shortly.

Have fun this summer whether your find yourself camping, boating, hiking or just looking to beat the heat somewhere cool!


Dominion Cider 
10216 Gould Ave, Summerland
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-5:00pm
Founded by a trio of friends with a vision to make quality small-batch cider using a mix of heirloom cider, dessert and crab apples, all grown in Summerland. Visit their tasting room, housed in the same Quonset hut where the cider is made. CAMRA SO members get 10% off any cider purchased on location.
Nomad Cider
8011 Simpson Rd, Summerland
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-5:00pm
The name comes from a desire to represent different cider styles from around the world, using locally grown apples and pears. Their newest offering is a barrel-aged apple cider. Visit their tasting room to give it a try, and bring along your grunt (1 litre growler) for a fill! CAMRA SO members get 10% off cider purchases.
Howling Moon Cider
7952 Hwy 97, Oliver
*Tasting Room closed until 2018*
Howling Moon is unfortunately closed for renovations this summer but look for their booth around the region at events and Farmer’s Markets. Purchases can be made by appointment as well, contact them directly at CAMRA SO members get 10% off cider purchases.


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.

While you’re out visiting cideries in Summerland, make sure to drop by Detonate Brewing, Summerland’s first craft brewery. Taps are constantly rotating, bring your growlers for a fill or take home bottled product. CAMRA SO members get $1 off growler fills.
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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