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Craft Beer Shines in the South Okanagan
The craft beer movement is growing at an unprecedented rate in Penticton, the South Okanagan, throughout BC and beyond. If you are looking to get together with other craft beer fans, learn more about the craft or simply enjoy sipping on a fresh, crisp ale check out the Campaign for Real Ale South Okanagan (CAMRA SO). CAMRA SO is the newest branch of CAMRA BC, a well-known craft beer organization with branches in Vancouver, Victoria, Powell River, South Fraser and now the South Okanagan.
Kim Lawton, President of CAMRA SO explained, “If you like craft beer, there are more and more awesome things happening in the South Okanagan, with new beers, new breweries, great craft-beer focused events and beer-paired dinners. We are excited to have a group of people all interested in craft beer get together for special events and to talk about and enjoy craft beer.”
To learn more about CAMRA South Okanagan, head to a special event at The Tin Whistle Brewing Company on Wednesday May 18th from 5:30-7:30pm. Lawton continued, “This event is a great way to check out CAMRA SO, learn more about craft beer and try some unique hand-crafted beers. We’ll have a special guest at the event, Adam Chatburn from Real Cask Vancouver, who is bringing a cask of a traditional mild ale he made. It’s 3% ABV called Burnley Bastard. Adam said it’s a classic dark mild with only light bittering fuggles hops. Guests to the event are invited to enjoy a sample of this cask beer by donation to help support the Fort McMurray relief efforts.”
Guests will also have a chance to try a cask of Black Widow made by Tin Whistle Brewmaster Jeff Todd. Todd explained, “The Black Widow is a modern retelling of a traditional English style. It is a dark mild, very low hop bitterness or aroma, light bodied with just a hint of chocolate and coffee; the mocha of the beer world. At 5% ABV it is sessionable, but still packs a bit of a punch. This cask is served in the traditional style, just a little priming sugar added; otherwise it is completely unaltered.” Glasses of Tin Whistle’s cask will be available at the event for $5.