The team from Strange Fellows Brewing won first for Jongleur Wit, first for Raynard and third for Little Red One
Winners of the Dan Small Homebrew Award for the second year in a row: Sho Ozawa and Novia Chen
Josh Vanderheide and Parker Reid of Field House Brewing won Rookie Of The Year, third for their Sour Wheat Gose, and third for their Dutch Pale Ale
Winning Beers from Dageraad Brewing: first for Entropy Series No. 1, first Place for Blonde IPA, first for Dageraad Blonde, second for Londen and third for 10 Degrees
Brian Chow and Andres Markwart of Steel & Oak Brewing who won first for Dark Lager, first for Roggen Weizen and 3rd for Weizenbock
The BC Beer Awards Committee (from left to right): Sam Ingham, Monica Frost, Matt Anderson, Amanda Barry-Butchart, Gerry Erith, Chester Carey and host for the night Stephen Quinn
Boombox Brewing won the People’s Choice Award for their Pablo Esco Gnar IPA and third place for their beer The Ultra Deluxe
Julia Hanlon of Steamworks Brewing Company: this is the third time Steamworks has won Best in Show and Hanlon is the first female brewer to win
The team from Yellow Dog Brewing won first place for Chase My Tail Pale Ale and second for Play Dead IPA
The team from Main Street Brewing won second for Stag and Pheasant Imperial Stout, second for Saison #7, second for their Cantus Fermus and third for Second Anniversary Double IPA
Local industry raises a glass to the best of B.C. craft beer on Saturday, October 15 at The Croatian Cultural Centre
The seventh annual BC Beer Awards and Festival returned to Vancouver this fall. A one-day only event, it featured both the BC Beer Awards ceremony, hosted by CBC’s Stephen Quinn, and a craft beer festival with more than 65 breweries and cideries.
This year, awards were presented in 30 categories, up from 20 last year. Awards include CBC People's Choice Award, a Rookie of the Year Award and the Brewers Challenge (2016 has been dubbed by the craft beer community to be the “Year of the Mild Beer” so B.C.’s brewers were challenged to create something mild yet still full-flavoured).
Steamworks was a big winner again this year, talking home Best in Show for the thrid time. The brewery also won first for Steamworks Kolsch, first for Classic Scotch, first for Flagship IPA (in the North American IPA category as well), third place for Steamworks Pilsner and third for YVR ISA.
Judges included certified beer judges, cicerones, sommeliers, journalists, as well as noted beer and food lovers. The BC Beer Awards adheres to standards set by the Internationally recognized Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP).
The entire list of winning beers in their categories can be found here.
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