Members appreciation evening.
have 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.
CAMRA is paying for the bowling, snacks and your first beer!!
Please RSVP, either by emailing Romeo or on our Facebook event page (eventbrite) as there may be a limitation on numbers.
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.
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:
ii. Support to local chapters;
iii. Streamlining of membership CAMRA BC wide;
iv. Streamlining of house style to increase brand recognition;
Finances; Andrea Nicholson (Treasurer) explained
the revenue and expenditures. CAMRA Powell River is financially healthy. Our
Membership; Bernie Hodges (Membership Liaison)
informed that 2/3 of the members have paid their membership dues. 1/3
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.
A big thank you was expressed to the retiring
members of the executive; Paddy Treavor (Pres), Drew Leedham (VP), Blanca
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
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:
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.
Wednesday, 2nd December, CAMRA Homebrewing Club, Townsite tasting room.
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:
Some of the members who attended enjoying Cedrics sour beer. Executive for 2015 (l to r) Bernie, Debbie, Paddy, Kelly & Heidi.
CAMRA Powell River Inaugural Craft Beer Festival was officially sold out!!
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:
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: