“Taken both together, the cask festival and awards offered a neat summation of where the brewing scene in B.C. is at… It was a sensational, inspirational showcase of brewing talent and what beer can be.”
– Jan Zeschky, Vancouver Province, October 16, 2012
The BC Beer Awards & Festival (BCBA) has become one of the most anticipated beer tasting festivals in the Lower Mainland.
The 5th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival returned to Vancouver on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive). The marquee consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from all across this great province. A one-day only event, it features both the craft beer festival and the BC Beer Awards ceremony.
Due to popular demand, the BCBA added even more educational classes open to both consumers and trade. These sessions included samples, demonstrations and a Q&A with industry experts.
The 2014 BC Beer Awards judging drew more than 400 unique entries from 45 BC breweries and brewpubs, with winners selected in 12 distinct categories. 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 overall mandate of the BC Beer Awards is to celebrate excellent beer, judging each hand-produced, artisanal beverage on its own merits. Craft Brewers across the province are well-known for their innovation and creativity, something that the BCBA organizers are keen to help honour.
Raise a glass and enjoy!