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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 1000 individual and corporate members consisting of microbreweries, pubs and taphouses, restaurants, and specialty liquor stores along with many skilled amateur brewers. 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.

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 ads in the What’s Brewing newsletter.

CAMRA 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 Victoria
CAMRA Penticton

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 98,000-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