March Events! Newsletter

Quite a bit of news for you today!
Check out our CAMRA SO social get-together #3, plus more fun events hosted by local businesses. Hope we’ll see you at one or more!

We also have the CAMRA BC AGM info and Zoom link below – it’s at 7:30 pm, March 15th. Members are encouraged to attend and learn more about CAMRA BC’s future!

New Year, New Beers social #3 – Abandoned Rail Brewing
Where: 1220 Davenport Ave, Penticton, BC V2A 8V1
When: THURSDAY, 24 MARCH 2022 FROM 5:30-7:30 pm

Our third social of 2022 gives us early access and a sneak peek at Abandoned Rail Brewing before they open to the public! As the 8th brewery in Penticton, they are the newest addition to the amazing beer scene here.

Meet the owner, Scott, and some of their team. This will be a great chance to hear about their brewery, the beers and to ask questions. You will have the opportunity to try their beers –  simply pay for your own beers / flights. CAMRA SO will also be providing some charcuterie to snack on while sharing tasty beers and company!

Abandoned Rail makes German-style beers with the majority using BC ingredients, including their very own estate-grown barley! You can already find their packaged product for purchase at local liquor stores.

Due to capacity limits, there are a maximum of 30 seats available to this event, so a free Eventbrite ticket will be needed (get them here). Only CAMRA members in good standing will be eligible for this early access event. Sorry, no guests for this one, this is a member exclusive event. If your membership has lapsed, please renew before reserving a ticket for this event.

All current event details can be found here at CAMRA SO’s facebook events page. COVID restrictions apply, including vaccine passport with ID checks as per the current PHO requirements.

Here are some other craft beer events being held in and around our community …

Penticton Brewery Crawl by The Barking Parrot – March 17

Feeling a wee bit of your inner leprechaun coming out? The Barking Parrot is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a pub crawl! Featured breweries are:

  • Cannery Brewing: 2 – 2:45 pm
  • Highway 97 Brewery: 3 – 3:45 pm
  • Slackwater Brewing: 4 – 4:45 pm
  • Neighbourhood Brewing: 5 – 5:45 pm
  • The Barking Parrot Bar: 6 pm and onwards featuring live music from High Voltage

Full details can be found here for this event.

Apex & Brewski – a return engagement!
Where:  The Gunbarrel Saloon at Apex (sorry sold out)
When:   Saturday, March 19, activities starting at 3:00 pm

Brewski is back! It’s a smaller version and still sure to be fun! We hope you got your tickets as it’s just been confirmed as sold out. Hopefully we’ll get some pictures of the fun from those lucky ticket holders!

It’s voting time!
The Penticton Brewery Collective wants to know your choice for their name. This link will take you to the online voting site where there’s 4 great names to choose from!


We hope you can join us for the virtual CAMRA BC AGM this coming Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 7:30 pm via Zoom. All CAMRA BC members “in good standing” only (unexpired membership as of March 15, 2022) are welcome to attend.

We have some of our local CAMRA SO members standing for election to the provincial-level CAMRA BC executive, so it’s further incentive to attend and show them your support:
Stuart Knott, CAMRA BC Vice President
Aldo Castagna, CAMRA BC Treasurer
Eric Harding, CAMRA BC Communications Director

To join Zoom Meeting use this link:

Meeting ID: 893 7437 9357
Passcode: 684595

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
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 –
Aldo: Vice President –
Aldo: Membership –
Michelle: Home Brewing Liasion –
Derrick: Treasurer –
Eric: Web Minder –
Events Committee (Adrian, Jennifer, Jon and Stuart) –
Communications (Janice and Emanuel) –

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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