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CAMRA Victoria 2010 Summer BBQ

CAMRA Victoria Summer BBQ

We can confirm the annual family friendly CAMRA Victoria Summer BBQ has been confirmed for Saturday August 9th.  Thanks again to Brian and Becky Wigen for hosting us at your beautiful property. August 9th @ Brian and Becky Wigen’s property: 6011 Oldfield Road Victoria BC3pm arrival wrapping around 8-9 pm.Google maps: bring your own protein and ideally something to

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GCBF Early Bird Tickets for CAMRA Members

Exciting news for those awaiting confirmation for early bird GCBF tickets: We have received confirmation that early bird tickets will be available this Saturday only at Askim’s Beer & Wine Emporium on Haultain St (opens at 9am).  Apologies for the late notice and thanks to the GCBF team for renewing the privilege. Please note: – You must be

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June CAMRA Meeting

The June gathering of CAMRA Victoria will be on Wednesday, June 19th, at Swan’s Brewpub, at 7:30 pm. We will gather downstairs in the pub, before we go to our meeting location. Please do not try to show up in the meeting room before we are told we can go to it – there is

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Upcoming Events

Tonight – Friday March 29th – 4:30 pm – Last Day of Cask Month at Canoe Brewpub – Dean from Lighthouse Brewing Company has made a Hop Cross Brun for Easter Cask! Great way to spend a day off – Beer Tasting! $5/16oz glass, appie specials until 6pm. Next week – Wednesday April 3rd – 5:00 pm – Garrick’s

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This Week’s Craft Beer Events (March 17-23)

Tomorrow:   4PM:  Spinnakers Cask: Irish Red with Willamettes   5:30PM:  Swans Coconut Porter is back for release Thursday March 21. Tasters at Swans Pub 5:30-6:30. Bottles are also available from Swans Liquor store and most of the cool Licensed Retail Stores. We still have the Café Fantastico Double Shot Porter on tap, and the last of the Legacy Barley Wine has been released in Swans Liquor Store.

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CAMRA BC Opposed to Misguided Growler Tax

Please follow the link below and sign the pettition! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2013 CAMRA BC Opposed to Misguided Growler Tax Vancouver, BC – The Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia has learned that on April 13, the BC Liquor Distribution Board intends to raise by 30% the sales tax on beer

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Cask Month @ Canoe Brewpub

Every Friday in March, local brewers will be at Canoe brewpub to tap a special cask offering. Come say ‘hi’! Oh, and drink some awesome beer. March 1st: Canoe brewpub March 8th: Salt Spring Island Ales March 15th: Phillips Brewing Co. March 22nd: Parallel 49 Brewing Co. March 29th: Lighthouse Brewing Co. $5/16oz glass, appie

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This Week’s Casks (Feb 18-22)

Hey there craft beer fans, check out all the cask events happening in Victoria this week! Monday:   Cask: Northwest Ale with Cascades Location: Spinnakers Taproom Date and Time: Monday February 18th, 4:00 pm Tuesday:   Cask: Original Ale with Silk Road’s Sublime Tea Location: Spinnakers Taproom Date and Time: Tuesday February 19th, 4:00 pm   Wednesday:

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CAMRA Welcomes Positive Changes for BC Craft Beer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2013 CAMRA Welcomes Positive Changes for BC Craft Beer Vancouver, BC – The Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia welcomed the revisions to the province’s liquor laws announced by Minister Rich Coleman on Friday. It is anticipated that these changes will further boost the current boom in craft brewing that has given

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February Meeting: Meet Canoe Brewpub’s Brewer

Come meet Canoe’s latest brewer, Daniel Murphy, and get re-acquainted with Canoe, in an informal gathering.   Date – Wed Feb 13 Time – 7:30 Location – Lower bar, Canoe Brewpub  

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Welcome the 2013 Exec

Thanks to everyone who came out to Swans on January 23rd for the Annual General Meeting. May I present your new 2013 CAMRA Victoria Executive: President: Glen Stusek Vice President: Brian Stennes Treasurer: Paul McGroarty Secretary: Garitt Lalonde  Communications: Julie Lavoie Membership: Greg Garner  Amateur Brewing Competition Co-ordinator: David Mitchell Directors at Large: Tyler Battle (will help with membership), Pete Brown, Mike Jones,

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Big Thanks – CAMRA Christmas Party

Thank you to all who came out to the CAMRA Christmas Party this past weekend!  If you took pictures and would like to share them on the CAMRA website, please feel free to send them I would like to send out a BIG THANKS to Moon Under Water, Hoyne Brewing Company and Parallel 49

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January 2013: Annual General Meeting

This is your chance to get behind the scenes in CAMRA Victoria and help make the decisions that count. Nominate yourself or a friend for a position on the CAMRA Victoria Exec! When: Wednesday January 23rd 2013 at 7:30 pm Where: Collard Room at Swan’s Hotel We are accepting nominations for all positions on the executive until

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This Week’s Casks (Nov 26-30)

Hey there craft beer fans, Here is an updated list of casks for the week of November 26-30th.  Make sure you scroll down to see the one at the Tudor House this Friday – it includes 20% for CAMRA members!   Casks at Spinnakers all week long!  Tapped at 4pm: Tonight: cask of their Nut Brown

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Dec 2012 & Jan 2013 Meetings: XMas Party & AGM

It’s time to start thinking about the… CAMRA Victoria Christmas Party! When:  Back to CalendarDecember 15, 2012 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm ? Add to Calendar Add to Google Calendar Categories:  CAMRA EVENTS Celebrate another year of great brews at the CAMRA Xmas Party – complete with games, beers for sampling and seasonal fun. This will be a pot-luck style event:  If your

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Public Events for Fall/Winter 2012

Hello everyone!    There are lots of events coming up, please scroll down to see them all….. Winterbrau – Beer Tasting & Food Sampling at Canoe   Saturday November 17, 2012 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm Seasonal Beer Tasting & Food Sampling for one night only!  No tokens!  You only pay to get in! Please note

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November 2012 Events

Hi all,

So ends another glorious BC Craft Beer Month. I hope that you were able to attend an event (or 31 events) or celebrate at home in your own way. Feel free to post here and tell us about your fondest memory of Craft Beer Month 2012.

Our calendar looks pretty bare this month compared to last but keep the following events in mind…

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So many delicious beer casks, so little time. Only two weeks to go of Craft Beer Month! Don’t miss all the great specialty cask events happening around town. –Cask Events in Victoria this week– TUES: Phillips’ Krypton Rye PA at the Strath, 5pm Spinnaker’s Northwest Ale with Cascades, 4pm WED: Moon Under Water: Dry hopped

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October 2012: Second Annual BC Craft Beer Month

Be sure to check out the BC Craft Beer Month website and our own CAMRA Victoria Calendar as we progress through October so you can join us in celebrating the best beer month of the year! Both sites will be updated with new events as they come up so check back often.

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And so ends the first ever BC Craft Beer Month.. But wait, there’s more!

We had such a successful and amazing first BC Craft Beer Month – I think we are all very sad to see it come to an end… But don’t worry!  There are plenty of events coming up this Fall and Winter, so keep checking the CAMRA Event Calendar for updates.   Here are a few

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BC Craft Beer Month is in full swing!

October is half over but there are still many events to come! Be sure to check out the CAMRA Events Calendar – it has been updated with several events that are going on around The Garden City this month.

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October: CAMRA Victoria events during BC Craft Beer Month

Hopefully you’ve been checking out the BC Craft Beer Month website as we progress through October, but here are some particularly important Victoria events to put on your calendar…

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Event: Summer BBQ

WEATHER UPDATE: The BBQ is still on! Becky and Brian have generously invited us all indoors. Hooray! All original plans are still a ‘Go!’ Even the Treasure Hunt – just bring your snorkel, umbrella, or ACME Atmospheric Repulser Field (Category 2A). Also, apparently Glenn has agreed to bring his harmonica, and Mike plays the spoons. Should be

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Results of Amateur Brewing Competition

Well, after a record number of entries (and judging sessions), we have the results of the 2011 CAMRA Amateur Brewing Competition.  Competitive homebrewing is alive and well in Canada.  This year we had entries from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and of course from BC.

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Central City Cask Festival

Take a look! Drooling yet? I have 30 tickets to sell at the June 14th meeting at Swans. They cost $30 each including tax and include 3 tastings.

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Event – Bring a New Member Night

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 7:30pm The Penthouse at Swan’s Hotel, 506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC $10 off all memberships on this night! Come out and see the famous penthouse at Swan’s Hotel and Brewpub. Swan’s beer will be served, by donation to defray the costs.

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Event – Back to the Future – Maltster Mike Doehnel

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 7:30pm Driftwood Brewing Company, 450 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC Ten years after presenting to CAMRA the last time, local maltster Mike Doehnel brings us up to date on his operation, including the use of his malts in Driftwood’s own products.

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CAMRA (UK) Celebrates its 40th Birthday

On March 16, 2011, CAMRA (The CAMRA, in the UK) is 40 years old! Raise a responsible glass and bless the four lads whose frustration with beer that was “too fizzy, [had] no character and no taste” led them to start a movement to rescue Ale from oblivion. And maybe send a note ( of

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Press attention for CAMRA, from The Province

Our friends over in the Vancouver branch of CAMRA are the stars of the show as The Province highlights the plight of small breweries and the tradition of Real Ale: CAMRA focusing on real change for B.C. craft beer

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Event: April 2011 – Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing

April 2011 CAMRA members’ event: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 7:30pm LOCATION CHANGE: Senior’s Centre Room, Esquimalt Recreation Centre 527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt BC Don’t miss this one, folks! Our special guest is Ken Grossman, co-founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, California. Due to a licensing issue, we’ve had to move the venue slightly from the original

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March Event: Lighthouse Brewing

CAMRA members are welcome to the March event: March 30, 2011, 7:30pm Lighthouse Brewing Company #2 – 836 Devonshire Rd, Esquimalt Note: this is a Wednesday evening, rather than the usual Tuesday. Please join your colleagues and come see and hear what’s new since our last visit to Lighthouse!

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Parksville Untapped 2011

Hey all, this just in from our friends at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville: “Parksville Untapped” is the definitive beer-related answer to the vino-centric “Parksville Uncorked Festival”. Perfect for CAMRA members and members-to-be! When is it? Thursday, February 24, 2011, 6:30-9:30pm. Where is it? Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville. How much is it? $49/person (plus a

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CAMRA T-Shirt Night!

Where: Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub (308 Catherine Street), upstairs in the Pub/Taproom When: 22 February from 07:30 to 10:30 Time to show off your best beer ‘T’! UPDATE! Here are some more details for everyone planning to come take part in the rollicking fun and friendly competition… Categories. T-Shirts celebrating craft beer will be accepted and judged in the

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CAMRA Victoria 2011 Executive Members

President – Glen Stusek Vice-President – Mike Jones Treasurer – Paul McGroarty Secretary –  Robert Florida Membership – Lon Sheehan Communications – Craig Hiebert Amateur Brewing Competition Coordinator – Dave Shaykewich Directors at Large: Malcolm Crerar Andrew MacElwee Dave Mitchell Dan Lett Tyler Battle Jaynie Silvester

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CAMRA Victoria Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 · 19:30 – 21:30 @ Swan’s Collard Room Join us for our AGM as we vote for executive positions & plan our next year. Members are encouraged to attend & participate on the executive! Positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Corporate Liason, Events & members at large! We look forward

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Survey Results

The results of the Fall 2010 CAMRA Victoria Membership survey are in. A total of 77 Members responded and the results are presented below. The first question sought direction on what you thought was important for your executive to focus on. The top three items were a) education and promotion of traditional beer styles, b) activism related

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The Moon Under Water Pub and Brewery is Now Open

Please join CAMRA Victoria in welcoming our newest Corporate Member and Victoria’s newest Brew Pub. After a great deal of construction, preparation and red tape, The Moon Under Water Pub and Brewery , 350B Bay Street, officially opens today Word of mouth managed to fill the place for a successful ‘soft opening’ last night and gave the current

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CAMRA Victoria Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec 4th – 7:30 – 11:00pm HMCS Malahat, Chief & Petty Officers Mess – 20 Huron Street, Victoria Dress to impress & bring a buffet item to share (including appropriate serving utensil) A through M savory – N through Z sweet! The well stocked bar features local brews available for $3 a pint and

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CAMRA Victoria November Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 9th – 7:30pm Liquor Plus, Special event room – 2915 Douglas Street Join Mark Denny, Theoretical Physicist / Accomplished Home brewer / author of ‘Froth! The Science of Beer’ as he guides us on a witty investigation of the physics & chemistry of beer! CAMRA members are encouraged to fully explore the amazing

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