BC Beer Awards

The BC Beer Awards & Festival celebrates the very best craft beer brewed in British Columbia.

2017’s SOLD OUT event took place at The Croatian Cultural Centre. 30 categories were awarded in the awards ceremony plus NEW - The Creative Industry Awards. For the festival we had 60+ breweries, 9 cideries, community partner booths, live music, amazing food and more. 2018 will be Saturday October 20th. Save the date!

Brewery reference guide - Other important details

BC Beer Awards and Festival

Date: Saturday, October 20th, 4-9pm

Location: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Awards Hour: 
Awards will be presented again this year in the main hall during the first 60-75 minutes of the event, and will only be open to the following ticket holders: Winners, Industry, Sponsors, Guest List, Media and Awards Hour. Doors open for these ticket holders at 4pm and the awards will start at roughly 4:15pm. General Admission ticket holders enter at 5pm and the event ends at 9pm (for everyone). 

What's included with your booth: 

  • 2 non transferable pouring passes** 
  • 1 x 6ft table with linen,
  • ice, water jug, spill bucket,
  • token jar

Please brand your booth as you see fit, but note that nothing can be taped or pinned to the walls.

Beer Quantities: maximum 20/30l kegs, casks, 3 cases, 4 flats - 4 SKUs maximum. 

Ciders: We welcome you to bring cider to this event, however, you can only have up to 4 SKUs available at your booth.

Pourers at your booth: You can only have 2 pourers behind your booth at all times and drinking behind the booth is not permitted (as per BC Liquor Laws). If you want to switch out your pourers during the event you can do so, however their replacements must also have a ticket and will be asked to present it at the door upon entry. All persons must be ticketed and counted. No exceptions! We're under tight capacity restrictions and have to abide by the liquor laws. 

Brewery Packages: These will be at check-in and can be picked up from noon onwards. 

Booth Set Up: You can arrive anytime between noon and 3pm. Cut off is 3pm sharp! (Reminder beer for Brewers Challenge judging must be ready to go by 2.30pm)

Insurance: Please submit Confirmation of Insurance evidencing Commercial General Liability, including Host Liquor Liability, with limit not less than $2,000,000 with respect to serving at the 2018 BC Beer Awards & Festival to Amanda by September 1st. 

Crafted Events DBA BC Beer Awards
1990 Stainsbury Ave
Vancouver, BC V5N 2M7
Event Date - Saturday, Oct 20th


*Please add the Croatian Cultural Centre as additional insured and let me know if you require more information. 
3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4

Token Donation: If you'd like to donate your tokens $ to our event charity, A Loving Spoonful, please indicate so on your registration form.

Award Winners: One Winners Pass (one per brewery, not dependent on number of awards won) will be sent out each winning brewery prior to the event, after we wrap judging late September.  

Creative Industry Awards are returning for 2018. Details to be sent out separately. 

Judging and Stewarding: Do you have staff that are experts with beer styles, or want to help out during the judging? AWESOME! We’ll be needing many hands to help steward and qualified folks to help judge. To sign up, please email Matt.

Further updates will be sent out in the coming months. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Barry-Butchart at amanda@bcbeerawards.com. 


Cheers,


The BC Beer Awards Team
Chester, Amanda, Matt, Monica, Liam and Sam.