Upcoming events:

2018 CAMRA Powell River AGM.

The 2018 CAMRA Powell River Annual General Meeting will take place February 20th, 2018, 6-8pm at the Seasider Bistro, located at 101-7074 Westminster Street, Powell River V8A 1C5.  The AGM is open to all members in good standing of the CAMRA Powell River Branch. 

CAMRA will provide appetizers and your first craft beer is on us so please RSVP to vpprespowellriver@camrabc.ca so we have some idea of the numbers.  Voting for the 2018 executive will also take place at the AGM if necessary.

Nominations for CAMRA Powell River Executive.

The nomination period for 2018 Campaign for Real Ale Society of BC – Powell River Branch Executive is now open. We are currently accepting nominations for the positions of: - President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Events coordinator, Membership liaison.

Nominations will close at midnight February 18th, 2018.  To nominate someone or be nominated, you must be a member in good standing (valid, payed membership) with the CAMRA Powell River Branch.  To nominate yourself or others, please e-mail prespowellriver@camrabc.ca before midnight on February 18th, 2018.  Those nominated will be contacted to confirm their acceptance of the nomination.

Voting, if necessary, will take place at the 2018 CAMRA Powell River AGM.  If you have any questions about the responsibilities and duties of the positions, please contact Paddy Treavor or visit http://www.camrabc.ca/2011/12/17/notice-of-camra-bc-agm-and-elections/


The CAMRA BC AGM is being held Saturday March 17th 2018, 1pm to 3pm at McKinney’s Pub, 6251 Yew Street Powell River BC.  This AGM is open to any CAMRA BC member in good standing (anyone belonging to a branch in BC is a CAMRA BC member).  For further information regarding nominations etc. please contact Paddy Treavor or Glen Stusek secretary@camrabc.ca

Past Events:

Members appreciation evening.

We organised a members appreciation evening of bowling and beer on December 6th between 6-00 and 9-00 at Westview Bowling and Billards/Strikers Bar and Grill, a great success.

                               CAMRA payed for the bowling, snacks and your first beer!!

Powell River 4th Craft Beer Festival:

This annual event is fast becoming well known not only in P.R but throughout the Province and it was certainly proven this year as all tickets were sold prior to the event and we had a capacity crowd.



The 18 participants were (no particular order): Townsite Brewery, Persephone Brewery, Cumberland Brewery, Gladstone Brewery, Parallel 49 Brewery, Parkside Brewery, Long Table Distillery, Real Cask Ales, Driftwood Brewery, Twin City, 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons Tapworks, Moody Ales, Steel and Oak, Beachfire, Barkerville, Bricker Cidery and Callister Brewery.

The food was provided by McKinneys and there were raffles, merchantise, a pop-up liquor  store and many other activities.

All in all a great success and next years 5th Powell River Beer Festival may well be held at a larger venue.

2017 CAMRA Powell River AGM

The 2017 CAMRA Powell River Annual General Meeting took place Feb 25, 2017, 2-5 PM at the Red Lion Pub,  Powell River. The AGM was open to all members of which there was a good representation.

CAMRA Powell River Executive for 2017 is now the following:

President: Brandon Frey
Vice President: Romeo Styles
Secretary: Iwan van Veen
Treasurer: Andrea Nicholson
Membership: Bernie Hodges

                                                 l to r Iwan, Brandon, Romeo, Andrea, Bernie

AGM Minutes

Notes: Iwan van Veen

          1.  Meeting was called at 14:10

      2.   Welcome to the members present by Paddy Treavor;

        3.    Update op CAMRA BC.

a.       Paddy Treavor is the new president for CAMRA BC, Martin Williams is the new vice-president. It was acknowledged that      the Powell River branch has a strong representation at the CAMRA BC level.

b.      Paddy Treavor informed the members about the priorities for CAMRA BC, being:

                                                               i.      Advocacy;

                                                             ii.      Support to local chapters;

                                                            iii.      Streamlining of membership CAMRA BC wide;

                                                           iv.      Streamlining of house style to increase brand recognition;

         4.   Finances; Andrea Nicholson (Treasurer) explained the revenue and expenditures. CAMRA Powell River is financially healthy. Our  
        events gather enough revenue to be able to allow for donations back to the community

          5.    Membership; Bernie Hodges (Membership Liaison) informed that 2/3 of the members have paid their membership dues. 1/3
           (close to 40 members) has not paid their dues yet. This can be due to a number of reasons:

a.       Members leaving town, without informing Bernie;

b.      Members changing (email addresses) and forget to update Bernie.

c.       Simply forgotten: you still have a chance to get in touch and pay your dues.

d.      Bernie also proposed livelong membership for retiring President Paddy Treavor as a formal thank you for all he has done for the CAMRA BC Powell River branch. The motion was accepted by all.

          6.       A big thank you was expressed to the retiring members of the executive; Paddy Treavor (Pres), Drew Leedham (VP), Blanca
             Treavor (Sec) and Heidi Leaman (EC).

          7.       The new executive was installed and welcomed by all. Thank you to Andrea and Bernie who gladly accepted another term:

a.       Brandon Frey (Pres)

b.      Romeo Styles (VP)

c.       Iwan van Veen (Sec)

d.      Andrea Nicholson (Treas)

e.      Bernie Hodges (ML)

         8.     Brandon expressed his confidence in the Powell River Branch and said he was looking forward to work closely with CAMRA BC to             work on their goals, making sure the Powell River Branch priorities were heard.

         9.       Thank you to Rocky, for the opportunity to hold the meeting in his pub.

        10.    Meeting adjourned at 15:20

Powell River 3rd Craft Beer Festival:

Another fantastic event which is becoming well known not only in P.R but throughout the Province.
Photographs will hopefully be on the website soon.
Saturday., November 12th, 2016  2-6PM
The Arc Community Theatre - 7055 Alberni St, Powell River
Ticket included: entry into event; souvenir tasting glass, three drink/food tickets
Extra drink/food tickets were available at $2 each
Participants were (no particular order): Townsite Brewery, Persephone Brewery, Cumberland Brewery, Forbidden Brewery, Gladstone Brewery, Parallel 49 Brewery, Parkside Brewery, Merridale Cider, Long Table Distillery, Dageraad Brewery, Real Cask Ales, Driftwood Brewery, Riot Brewery, White Sails Brewery, Powell River Homebrewing Club
Various food tables 

Frank Appleton Book Launch Brewing Revolution — Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement

Sept 15th, 1700 hours
Townsite Brewery

Frank Appleton, who helped launch Canada's first cottage brewery in Horseshoe Bay in 1982 was in town to speak about his new book, Brewing Revolution — Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement and to talk about his experiences of being one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement in Canada. 

A very interesting evening  fully enjoyed by the capacity attendance..

CAMRA Bowling Night:

September 24th, 1500 - 1800 hours

Strikers Bowling Ally, Powell River.

A 5 pin bowling tournament was held at Striker Bowling Alley and the event turned out to be very successful.  All six lanes were sold out to CAMRA members and many prizes were given out as well as us all enjoying Craft Beer.  Definitly a another must for the future.

St Patricks Day, March 17th, Oysters and Stout Cask Night, at Fruits and Roots.

Another successful event which was well attended, the Perfect Storm cask was perfect and so were the oysters and snacks.                      

Proceeds are going towards kick-starting the CAMRA Powell River Homebrewing Club.

A CAMRA Powell River executive meeting was held on March 6th:

Click on beer glass to see minutes

CAMRA Powell River AGM and Elections were held on February 21st, noon to 2pm at the  Lighthouse Pub - Buccaneer's Restaurant Sechelt. 

The executive this year was expanded to include positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Events/ Community Relations, Membership Co-ordinator, Education. 

We were also looking for volunteers to head committees (non-voting members) to deal with the Homebrew Club and the Lower Sunshine Coast  section of CAMRA Powell River.
To see the minutes from the AGM and other reports click onto beer glass

Wednesday, 2nd December, CAMRA Homebrewing Club, Townsite tasting room.

CAMRA Powell River along with Townsite Brewery offered an Off-Flavours education class, presented by Townsite Brewery Manager Chloe Smith, which highlighted seven of the most common flaws in beers and why these flaws are present and what, during the brewing process, causes the flaw. 

Great information for home brewers or those just curious about beer.  The event was a great success with 15 (max) people attending.

October 14th, 1st meeting of the CAMRA Homebrewing Club at the Townsite Brewery.  This was well attended by approximately a dozen people, many of whom brought some outstanding home brews to share.

October 3rd, 2nd Annual CAMRA Powell River Craft Beer Festival, at the Savoury Bight restaurant & pub.

What a fantastic event it turned out to be great beers, great food, great people and a great atmosphere.

It was a complete sell-out, as expected with more than 200 people, CAMRA would like to thank all the Breweries who participated and the members who volunteered their services to make this event a tremedous success.

Due to the fantastic support CAMRA Powell River is donating $250.00 to the Friends of the Library from proceeds from the event, this will go to purchasing new books, materials etc for the new library.

Can't wait until next years Festival !!!!!!

Here are just a few of the photo's.  Thanks to Lew MacDonald for the pics and to Jonathon for the venue.



See many more photo's on our FaceBook page.

The Sea Fair was very well attended and we had great feedback from visitors and the brewers.  We would like to thank all our members who helped out serving the beer and for ensuring that the event was a great success.  Thank you for your support.

This was the final part of this Four-Part Challenge between:

Howe Sound beat Townsite by 1 vote, very close indeed.

This was again a great evening, capacity crowd and thoroughly enjoyed by all.  The BEER WARS Challenge series proved to be a great success and due to popular demand will be repeated next year.


Secret ingredients, crazy cocktails, bragging rights, uber music, tasty appies, and good books. Well, the books come later. They will be showing up at our new library thanks to the fundraising sponsorship of CAMRA Powell River, competing restaurants, and all the attending stars-  Taste all the beer cocktails and compare notes with the celebrity judges as they brave the mysterious Black Box Beer Cocktail Challenge!
This was an amazing event, sold out and every one had a fantastic time, the cocktails were awsome and provided by Townsite Brewery, Magpies, Coastal Cookery and Team CAMRA. 
The food provided by Niaomi, (The Shingle Mill) was absolutely incredible. 

Many congratulations to Team CAMRA (Blanca Treavor and Emily Peterson) for winning both contests.

Everyone is looking forward to the next one!!!

April 9th 7-30pm BEER WARS
The Craft Beer Throw Down Four-Part Challenge Series.

March 12th 7-30pm  BEER WARS The Craft Beer Throw Down Four-Part Challenge Series.

Yet again!! Round 2 was a great success.  A true fun night with many prizes, which was sold out.
Townsite Brewery made it 2 wins on the trot with their Zunga beating Red Truck by
only 2 votes, a very close contest indeed.

Beer Wars: The Craft Beer Throw Down Four-Part Challenge Series.

This turned out to be a great fun night with the victory going to Townsite"s Suncoast pale ale, just nudging out Driftwood"s New Growth pale ale.  The many members who attended not only enjoyed the excellent beers and the beer quiz, but walked out with various prizes and merchantise.


Powell River AGM and Elections:

The AGM was held at Savoury Bight between 3-5 pm on Sunday February 8th 2015. 


Some of the members who attended enjoying Cedrics sour beer.                 Executive for 2015 (l to r)  Bernie, Debbie, Paddy,                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kelly & Heidi.

For minutes of the AGM please click onto beer glass

CAMRA Powell River Inaugural  Craft Beer  Festival was officially sold out!!

Thank you all for the amazing support and we are already looking to make next year's event bigger and better!!!

CAMRA Powell River Meetings:

Please click on the beer glasses for more details:

Minutes of the AGM
Financial report/summary of accounts

December 18th,  2nd  CAMRA meeting and launch of Drive for 50 contest.  The Hub 101.
For minutes of 2nd meeting. click onto beer glass 

November 5th,  1st  CAMRA meeting. The Red Lion.
For minutes of 1st meeting. click onto beer glass 

Future events being planned are:

Education Classes:
CAMRA Vancouver Education Liason and certified BJCP judge, Danny Seeton will be coming to Powell River to hold formal beer education classes.

Danny is proposing to teach Beer 101, Beer 102, which would include tastings (see education page of this website).
Dates, cost and venue TBA (CAMRA members will have a discount).

Beer education with Townsite Brewery:
Belgian Beermaster Cedric is planning to hold some beer education  classes, the subjects  under consideration  are:
  • Off-flavour class
  • Belgian beer class series
  • IPA education and tasting
  • Stout education and tasting
  • Beer cellering.