Join us for our no-charge impromptu social, just pay for your own drinks, and support this local brewery at their new location! You’ll find Highway 97 at 200 Ellis Street, Penticton. Bring a friend, a spouse, or a co-worker to enjoy some tasty beverages.
As always, all COVID protocols will be followed, including vaccine passports with photo ID, masks while not at your table, and social distancing.
New Year, New Beers social #2 – Tin Whistle Brewing
When: Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Our second social of the year will be at Tin Whistle Brewing! They’ve been under new ownership since late 2020 (Alexis and Tim). Come by on March 3rd to join us for a beer and learn about what’s been done and what new plans are on the horizon. Tin Whistle is located in the Cannery Trade Centre at 1475 Fairview Road, Penticton.
Some of the old classics are still around but a tap list of nearly a dozen really rounds out the portfolio. A classic Coyote Blonde Ale or the new Queen of Tart Cactus Sour or their experimental West Coast IPA!
Join us, again or for the first time, for this no-charge social; just pay for your order. If you’re feeling hungry there’s JJ Joy Asian Fusion, Wrap It Up Tortilla, and The Nest all around the brewery. There might be delays in ordering so call early so your food is ready and beer is cold. It’s a great opportunity to get out & hopefully the warm weather continues.
COVID protocols in place: vaccine passports with ID, masks while not at your table, and social distancing as always.
Watch for upcoming Local Brewery and Industry events
As we begin holding our own CAMRA events, many of our Penticton and area breweries are also starting up their own events again. Follow our local and regional breweries and cideries on social media for their latest events. We’ll point out some of them here!
Starting out – be sure to mark May 14th for the much anticipated return of the Okanagan Fest of Ale, being held outdoors this year at lovely Okanagan Lake Park!
Penticton Breweries Name Search
Penticton craft breweries are looking for a name to identify the collective of Penticton’s eight breweries, along the lines of Port Moody’s Brewers Row and East Vancouver’s Yeast Van. Think Penticton!
If your name gets selected, there is a $500 prize on the line.
BC Ale Trail App
There are now 19 locations in Penticton to collect and redeem points on the BC Ale Trail app. It will soon be 20 once Abandoned Rail Brewing opens in the near future.
In addition, you will now find area breweries on the app on the Road Trip Tasting Notes section. Look for the South Okanagan Road Trip Tasting Notes, and you’ll find North Basin Brewing in Osoyoos, Firehall Brewery in Oliver, and Trading Post Brewing in the District Wine Village in Oliver. Giant’s Head Brewing in Summerland will be added in the next couple of weeks.
What are the South Okanagan Road Trip Tasting Notes? It’s a 5-day insider’s guide to craft beer in the South Okanagan, written by our own President Kim Lawton, for the BC Ale Trail. You can read it here: https://bcaletrail.ca/tasting-notes/south-okanagan/
CAMRA BC AGM
We hope you can join us for the CAMRA BC AGM on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 7:30 pm via Zoom. There is also a call for nominations for our CAMRA BC executive for anyone who might be interested in serving at a provincial level.
See the email sent to earlier today with all of the details.
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
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.
Welcome to the South Okanagan branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, an independent, volunteer-run consumer organization dedicated to supporting the brewing of traditional styles of beer in the traditional manner, using traditional ingredients.