CAMRA Vancouver Members Night - Beer Hunter The Movie

  • Rio Theatre 1660 E Broadway Vancouver BC Canada

CAMRA BC – Vancouver Chapter is bringing Beer Hunter: The movie, for one night only to the RIO Theatre on September 4th.



Come and celebrate Michael Jackson – The Beer Hunter, with this documentary film featuring rare footage of Michael’s travels, plus interviews with leading brewers and beer writers on how Michael changed the world of craft beer forever.

Michael Jackson, was an eccentric Englishman (aren’t they all) who travelled the world seeking the best beers and investigating the countries and cultures that spawned them. His 1977 book, The World Guide to Beer, was the first of its kind and the first to categorize almost every major style of beer. It quickly became a bible for both brewers and drinkers who wanted to learn more about craft beer, it was also instrumental in creating the style guidelines that are used to judge beer to this day. His 1993 television series, The Beer Hunter, became an instant classic and helped launch the spectacular craft beer movement that we take for granted today.

He made 2 series of “beer hunter” a hugely influential TV show that introduced millions of people to the wider world of craft beer.

He died in 2006 suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

A film tribute to this remarkable man was made recently after a successful kick-starter campaign by J.R. Richards.

“There’s a good chance that the beer in your hand is the result of Michael Jackson’s writing. No other individual did more to celebrate the history, culture, and enjoyment of craft beer. Yet many new fans of craft beer have no idea who he was, and his role in the global phenomenon that is the craft brewing movement. This film is a tribute to his efforts and life.”- Director J.R. Richards

We cannot show a beer themed movie without a few of our brewery friends. We will be having special kegs of local craft beer available, as well as the RIO’s regular concession items.

You can look forward to beers from:

  •                Storm Brewing
  •                Parallel 49
  •                R&B Brewing
  •                33 Acres

Tickets are ONLY $5.00 per valid CAMRA Member, which includes your ticket to the movie, early 6:00pm entrance into the RIO for some delicious local craft beer, as well as your first beer on CAMRA BC – Vancouver Chapter! This offer is only available if you buy in advance Buy your tickets here!

Non-CAMRA members and CAMRA members who don’t buy in advance can purchase their tickets at the door on September 4th, 2013, for $10.00. – This price does not include a beer (just another reason to join CAMRA Vancouver and buy in advance!)

Doors open at 6pm for CAMRA BC Members, and 7:00pm for all non-CAMRA BC Members. The movie will be showing at 8:00PM (with a beer -break intermission) and will end with a Q&A period with the Director JR Richards either through Skype or in person!

As always, this is a 19+ event, and serving it right rules apply. Please bring 2 pieces of ID and your CAMRA Membership Card to the event.