What is CAMRA BC?

The Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia is a registered non-profit organization that supports consumers and industry members within the craft beer community through consumer advocacy, community promotion and education.

CAMRA BC is membership funded with members enjoying discounts on products and services at our many partner establishments across British Columbia,

CAMRA Vancouver

The Vancouver chapter of CAMRA BC covers the whole of the Lower Mainland including hundreds of quality craft breweries, neighbourhood pubs and liquor stores. Sign up for membership with your local chapter and enjoy CAMRA discounts at any participating business in BC.

CAMRA BC aims to:

  • encourage the appreciation and production of 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
  • Provide educational resources and opportunities for the public and industry members

CAMRA BC Branches:

CAMRA South Okanagan
CAMRA Vancouver
CAMRA Victoria

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

Volunteering with CAMRA

Looking to get involved with CAMRA? We’re always looking for volunteers to help out with events, content, IT or just to chat about our favourite beers! Get in touch via the contact page.