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About CAMRA

What is CAMRA BC?

The Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia was incorporated in 1990 as a registered non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia. CAMRA BC is dedicated to the promotion and responsible consumption of natural, crafted beers. Membership across BC is made up of over 1500 individuals and continues to grow at over 20% year on year.

CAMRA BC 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. CAMRA BC is growing and opening up branches (CAMRA Vancouver being one of them) throughout the province to make it more accessible to all. CAMRA Vancouver is governed by a voluntary, unpaid executive elected by the membership. The society is financed through membership subscriptions, sale of t-shirts and other merchandise, we receive no sponsorship from the industry.

CAMRA BC aims to:

  • encourage the appreciation and production of cask–conditioned beer along with all natural, pure, additive–free ales and lagers in all their traditional styles, also known as craft beer
  • notify our members and the public about quality bottle shops, brew pubs, neighbourhood pubs and micro breweries in British Columbia
  • to support quality home brewing
  • encourage the responsible enjoyment of beer and actively support laws and regulations that contribute to that objective

CAMRA BC Branches:

CAMRA Fraser Valley

CAMRA South Fraser

CAMRA Vancouver

CAMRA Powell River

CAMRA Victoria

Elsewhere in Canada

CAMRA Alberta

History of CAMRA? In 1971 angry beer lovers in England formed the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to combat the replacement of traditional regional beers with “mainstream” factory beers. Affiliated with the now 165,000-strong CAMRA UK, CAMRA BC supports the brewing of traditional styles of beer in the traditional manner, using traditional ingredients. The Society promotes naturally brewed live beers of all styles: ales, lagers, stouts, etc. Ever wondered how our Society began in BC and what exactly our relationship with CAMRA UK is?

Wonder no more … visit CAMRA BC for the full story.

Bylaws of the Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia Great Canadian Beer Festival 2008