2016 was an amazing year for CAMRA events! We hosted CiderWISE, Mild May Cask Festival, Session Cask Festival, the first ever Vancouver Craft Cider Festival, CAMRA Member meetups and our Member Appreciation Night, a Port Moody Brewery Crawl, 12 exciting education classes and more. We had the chance to participate in several local craft beer events including the Tri-Cities Cask Festival, BC Beer Awards, Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Whistler Village Beer Festival, Battle of the Beezer, the Vancouver Craft Brew Cruise, tap takeovers galore and many a cask festival! 2016 was packed full of fantastic beer events and we’re so glad we could share them with you! 2017 is already shaping up to be just as exciting, read more about our upcoming events below!
We rounded off the 2016 with two final fantastic events: Beer Trivia and Big Beers & Strong Ales.
Hosted by IQ 2000, we put the knowledge of local craft beer lovers to the test with CAMRA Vancouver’s Beer Trivia at 12 Kings Pub. Congratulations to our winning team: Twist and Stout who had a near perfect score! Our lowest scoring team also won a prize, tickets to a CAMRA Vancouver education class to help boost their beer knowledge.
We wanted to end a year of education in a BIG way! Our final class of the year was Big Beers & Strong Ales, taught by our Vice President and Head Brewer of Bridge Brewing, Kerry Dyson. We enjoyed a diverse sampling of some big brews in this sold out class including: Driftwood’s Cellar Dweller, Bomber’s Russian Imperial Stout and Strange Fellow’s Boris.
After resting up and sampling some festive brews, we’re returning with our first 2017 event on January 17!
As we approach CAMRA Vancouver’s 2017 AGM on February 26 (more details to come), we begin the process of opening nominations for executive board member roles.
Are you passionate about craft beer and looking for a way to get involved in local advocacy? Join our current executive team on Tuesday, January 17, 7pm at Main Street Brewing for a meet and greet session to learn more about CAMRA’s executive roles and how you can get involved.
There are not just executive roles available. We are always looking for a volunteer roles or executive support roles (ie marketing, community and education support.) Even if you aren’t sure if you’re interested in being involved but just want to get to know us, join us for this event. Members in good standing will receive a bonus beer courtesy of CAMRA Vancouver and 20% off food! For more information email email@example.com
How about starting off your 2017 by building a foundational knowledge of beer styles and how to enjoy them? Join us for our January education class, Craft Beer 101 happening January 19, 6:30pm at Big Rock Urban. We’ll sample eight beer styles from around the world while learning about the history of beer and the brewing process. After this class you will have an educated appreciation for beer and might just be able to explain its subtleties to your friends. Tickets available on our Eventbrite!
If you can’t make it to our Executive Meet & Greet, drop by our booth at the Tri-Cities Cask Festival Winter 2017 Pro-Am on Sunday, January 22! As part of our Safe Ride Home initiative, we will be at the event providing free transit tickets home. Come by to learn more about CAMRA with our executives and chat craft beer!
The CAMRA Vancouver AGM is just around the corner! Our 2017 AGM will be held in the Roxanne Room at 12 Kings Pub on Sunday, February 26. We will be announcing a call for nominations, voting in our annual CAMRA Vancouver awards and other details within the next few weeks. Members will receive email outlining important details before January 25.
Yearning to sample some of the great breweries in Abbotsford but have no way of getting there? The CAMRA Vancouver team is planning a Fraser Valley bus trip in February! Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and newsletter for more details!
May 2017 bring you good luck, good health, good fortune and good times! Happy New Year!
CAMRA BC – Vancouver Branch