Upcoming events:

Frank Appleton Book Launch Brewing Revolution Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement

Sept 15th, 1700 hours
Townsite Brewery

Come on out to hear one of the OG's of the BC craft beer scene speak at our own Townsite Brewery. Frank Appleton, who helped launch Canada's first cottage brewery in Horseshoe Bay in 1982 will be in town September 15th 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. 
If you are a CAMRA member and wish to attend, please contact Pres Paddy at prespaddy@camrapowellriver.ca ahead of time and we will pick up the tab for the ticket ($5). 

CAMRA Bowling Night:

September 24th, 1500 - 1800 hours

Strikers Bowling Ally, Powell River

Mark this date off as we are in the process of finalizing a bowling afternoon at Strikers. The date is set but we still need to nail down a few details. Stay tuned for a notice about this fun event in the near future. 

Tickets will be limited so once we announce they are on sale, don't hesitate or you will be disappointed!!

CAMRA Powell River Craft Beer Festival
Nov 12th - Details, TBA

Folks, we are just in the process of getting our big beer festival sorted and will be making a major announcement soon. The date will be Nov 12th, so mark it down on your calendar.

Past Events:

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.