BC Beer Awards 2018 - Vancouver Brewery Tours

2018 BC Beer Awards Winners List

BC Beer Awards 2018 - Vancouver Brewery Tours

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And the Winner is…

This past Saturday October 20th the 9th BC Beer Awards returned to the Croation Cultural Centre in East Vancouver. This popular event not only crowns some of the best brews in BC, but also doubles as a beer festival giving beer lovers the opportunity to taste many of the top beers in the province.

This year over 100+ breweries submitted over 1000 beer entries for a chance to win from 30 different categories.

So who won? Thanks to CBC we have a full list of all the winners across all categories, enjoy!

2018 BC Beer Awards Winners

International Lager
1. Langford Lager, Axe & Barrel Brewing Co.
2. Rye Lager, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
3. Bomber Pilsner, Bomber Brewing

Pale German Beer
1. Klutz, Brassneck Brewery
2. 311 Helles Lager, Coal Harbour Brewing Co.
3. The Highway: Lager, Silver Valley Brewing Co.

German Pils
1. Hüftgold, Four Winds Brewing Co.
2. German Pilsner, Sooke Brewing Co.
3. Post Ride Pilsner, LoveShack Libations

Amber German Beer
1. Steamworks Winter Lager, Steamworks Brewing Co.
2. Vienna Lager, Sooke Brewing Co.
3. Marzen, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Dark & Strong European Beer
1. Bear Beach Baltic Porter, Sooke Oceanside Brewery
2. Dissimulator, Twin City Brewing Company
3. Black Lager, Spinnakers Brewpub

German Wheat Beer
1. Sundown Hefeweizen, Sundown Brewing Company Ltd
2. 50/50 Hefe, KPU Brewing | Kwantlen Polytechnic University
3. Wiffen Wizen, Sooke Oceanside Brewery

UK Pale Ale
1. 33 Acres of Nirvana, 33 Acres Brewing Co.
2. Adrift Blonde Ale, Britannia Brewing Co.
3. Baldwin and Cooper, Howe Sound Brewing

UK Brown Ale
1. Renfrew Red Ale, Sooke Oceanside Brewery
2. Humble Hive Brown Ale, East Vancouver Brewing Co.
3. Ashore Porter, Britannia Brewing Co.

UK Stout
1. Oatmeal Stout, Luppolo Brewing Company
2. 52 Foot Stout, Barkerville Brewing Co.
3. Diamond Head, Howe Sound Brewing

Strong Ale
1. Hellroaring Scottish, Fisher Peak Brewing Company
2. Woolly Bugger, Howe Sound Brewing
3. Barleywine, Sooke Brewing Co

Fruit Beer
1. Emerald Lake Lime Sour, A-FRAME Brewing Company
2. Steamworks Frambozen, Steamworks Brewing Co.
3. Quayside, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Specialty Fruit Beer
1. Late Bloomer, Twin City Brewing Company
2. Raspberry Fields, Sundown Brewing Company Ltd
3. Blueberry Blast Kettle Sour, Dead Frog Brewery

Spice Beer
1. Spruce Tip IPA, R&B Brewing
2. 250 London Fog Ale, Faculty Brewing
3. Beet Buck, Mayne Island Brewing Company

Smoke & Wood Aged Beer
1. Clayburn Smoked Scotch Ale, Ravens Brewing
2. Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Con Leche, Twin Sails Brewing
3. Parting Kiss Bourbon Barrel Ale, Twa Dogs Brewery

European Sour
1. Little Red One, Strange Fellows Brewing
2. 323 Sourweisse, Faculty Brewing
3. Sunrise Gose, Coal Harbour Brewing Co.

Specialty Beer
1. Launch Pad Belgian-Inspired Rye Ale, Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
2. Semi-Formal – Brut Pale Ale, Bridge Brewing Company
3. Skittlebrau, Main Street Brewing

North American Light Beer
1. Hooligan, Nelson Brewing Co.
2. Islander Lager, Vancouver Island Brewing
3. Jerkface 9000, Parallel 49 Brewing

North American Blonde Ale
1. East Van Smash For Bash, Bomber Brewing
2. Sundown Blonde, Sundown Brewing Company Ltd
3. Golden Ale, Ravens Brewing

North American Pale Ale
1. Suck It Trebek, Backcountry Brewing
2. Outdoorsy, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
3. Chase My Tail Pale Ale, Yellow Dog Brewing

North American Amber & Brown Ale
1. Steamworks Heroica Red Ale, Steamworks Brewing Co.
2. Side Project Amber Lager, Category 12 Brewing
3. James Brown Ale, Monkey 9 Brewing Co.

North American Porter & Stout
1. Truth, Dare, Consequence Nordic Imperial Stout, Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
2. Gladstone Brewing Porter, Gladstone Brewing Company
3. 2018 Commander Imperial Stout, Dead Frog Brewery

North American IPA
1. Tail Slap IPA, Three Ranges Brewing Company
2. Jagged Face, Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
3. West Shore IPA, Axe & Barrel Brewing Co.

Specialty IPA
1. 33 Acres Of Echo, 33 Acres Brewing Co.
2. Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire, Dead Frog Brewery
3. Magical Musicians & Musical Magicians, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

Hazy IPA
1. Orange Slices, Twin Sails Brewing
2. Juice Plus, Twin Sails Brewing
3. Single Whammy, Twin Sails Brewing

Imperial IPA
1. Red Racer Imperial IPA, Central City Brewers & Distillers
2. Spaghetti Western-Ish DIPA, Coal Harbour Brewing Co.
3. Just the Hits, Boombox Brewing

Belgian Ale
1. Jongleur, Strange Fellows Brewing
2. Take A Walk Witbier, Yellow Dog Brewing
3. 33 Acres of Sunshine, 33 Acres Brewing Co.

Saison
1. West Coast Farmhouse Saison, Granville Island Brewing
2. Mistress of My Soul Saison, Twa Dogs Brewery
3. Russell Belgian Saison, Russell Brewing

Strong Belgian Ale
1. Brune, Dageraad Brewing
2. Belgian Blond, Sooke Brewing Co.
3. Antwerpen, Dageraad Brewing

Wild Ale
1. Boomer Wild Ale, Iron Road Brewing
2. New World Sour, Luppolo Brewing Company
3. Multi Malt, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

Specialty Wild Ale
1. Mistral, Strange Fellows Brewing
2. Vanishing Act, Twin City Brewing Company
3. Late Bloomer, Parallel 49 Brewing

Dan Small Homebrew Award
Jeff Tichbourne, Annie, I’m a Hawk

Rookie of the Year
Sooke Brewing

Best Tap Handle
Luppolo Brewing

Best Can Design
Holotape, Boombox Brewing

Best Packaging Boxes & Carriers
Craft Camper, Old Yale Brewing

Best Bottle Label
A Good Life, Field House Brewing

Best Website
Field House Brewing

Best Social Media
Electric Bicycle Brewing

Best Tasting Room
Sooke Brewing Company

Best Merchandise
Riot Brewing

Best Flight Paddle
The Parkside Brewery

Brewers Challenge
Yellow Dog Brewing, Alpha Dog

Best in Show
Late Bloomer, Twin City Brewing Company

CBC People’s Choice
BREWHALL, Mighty Morphin’ Sour Rangers

Innovator of the Year
Field House Brewing

Legend Award
Lundy Dale

Brewery of the Year
33 Acres Brewing Company

Vancouver Brewery Tours - Canada Brewery Tours

7 Great Craft Beer Tours Across Canada

Vancouver Brewery Tours Named One of the Great Craft Beer Tours in Canada

Craft beer has been gaining in popularity ever since some of Canada’s first microbreweries like Granville Island Brewing or Big Rock Brewery opened their doors over 30 years ago. While our country’s craft breweries continue to grow and mature, a new business model has popped up across the country to aid in their continued growth and success – craft beer tour companies.

There are currently only a handful of craft beer focused tour companies across the country, so when Lucas Akroyd from G Adventures got in touch and wanted to profile Vancouver Brewery Tours as part of a Canada wide article about Great Craft Beer Tours Across Canada – we were happy to host Lucas and honoured to be alongside such great company.

Here’s what Lucas had to say about his experience with Vancouver Brewery Tours, and our craft beer community:

“You know you’ll get a complimentary 16-oz pint glass from Vancouver Brewery Tours, but you don’t know who you’ll meet while exploring this budding West Coast beer mecca by van. On my latest three-hour odyssey, I encountered a bachelorette party from Philadelphia and two brothers from Minnesota attending a prosthetics convention. This tour company, founded in 2013, hits up such East Vancouver staples as Main Street Brewing, which boasts tasty seasonals like the Barking Mad Plum Porter, and Strange Fellows, whose flourishing tasting room features the Belgian-style Jongleur Wit and also displays quirky local artwork.”

Read the full article here to see all the great craft beer tours across Canada www.gadventures.com/blog/7-great-craft-beer-tours-across-canada

Vancouver Brewery Tours - Beer Lovers from the 1800's

The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Brewery Creek

Local Podcast Captures the 100+ Year Story of Brewery Creek

Did you know that Vancouver Brewery Tours partners with 22 different local craft breweries? Did you also know that all of these breweries are located within 3 main brewing districts – North Vancouver, East Vancouver and Brewery Creek located in the Mount Pleasant/Main Street neighborhood.

The oldest of these neighborhoods has affectionately become known as Brewery Creek. The area has a rich and storied history dating back to the late 1800’s when a fresh water creek ran down from Main Street and emptied into what is now False Creek.

Recently Vancouver Brewery Tours Owner Ryan Mackey was featured on the Echoes Podcast of BCIT Radio Station Evolution 107.9 to talk about what the area is today – one of the most popular neighborhoods for craft breweries and beer fans alike. Also featured is local historian John Atkin who speaks to the storied history of the area.

To learn more about the area, check out the following link, happy listening!

www.soundcloud.com/evolution1079bcit/echoes-podcast-brewery-creek