BC Beer Awards

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

The 2014 event will take place on Saturday, October 25 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver).
Tickets available starting August 2014 - Details TBA.

2013 BC Beer Award Winners

Best of Show


Vancouver Island Brewery - Hermannator Ice Bock - Ralf Pittroff


Session Lager – 13 entries

1st Place - Big Surf - Big Surf Lager - Wolfgang Hoess
2nd Place - High Mountian Brewing Company - Lifty Lager - Derrick Franche         
3rd Place - Coal Harbour Brewing Co - 311 Helles Lager - Ethan Allured      

Pilsner – 13 entries

1st Place - Central City Brewers and Distillers - Red Racer Pilsner - The Central City Brew Crew
2nd Place - Tree Brewing Co. - Kelowna Pilsner - Dave Gokiert
3rd Place - Parallel 49 Brewing Company - Crane Kick - Graham With
Special Mention - Four Winds Brewing Company - Pilsner - Brent Mills

Special Lager – 8 entries

1st Place - Vancouver Island Brewery - Hermannator Ice Bock - Ralf Pittroff
2nd Place - Dead Frog Brewery - The Session Vienna Lager - Tony Dewald             
3rd Place - Tree Brewing Co. - Captivator Doppelbock - Dave Gokiert       

Session Ale – 26 entries

1st Place - The Nelson Brewing Co. - Wild Honey Organic Ale - Mike Kelly
2nd Place - Phillips Brewing Co. - Slipstream Ale
3rd Place - Parallel 49 Brewing Company - Red Eye - Graham With             

English Ale – 14 entries

1st Place - The Nelson Brewing Co - Hop Good Organic Session IPA - Mike Kelly
2nd Place - Central City Brewers and Distillers - Red Racer ESB - The Central City Brew Crew          
3rd Place - Powell Street Craft Brewery - Old Jalopy Pale Ale - David Bowkett      
Special Mention - Okanagan Spring - Pale Ale     

American Ale – 28 entries

1st Place - Parallel 49 Brewing Company - Gypsy Tears - Graham With
2nd Place - Old Yale Brewing Co. - Old Yale Pale Ale - Larry Caza  
3rd Place - Central City Brewers and Distillers - Red Racer Pale Ale - The Central City Brew Crew  

Wheat Beer – 18 entries

1st Place - Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers - Quick Wit Wheat Ale - Kevin Emms
2nd Place - Moon Under Water Brewery - The Victorious Weizenbock - Clay Potter          
3rd Place - Howe Sound Brewing - King Heffy Imperial Heffeweizen - Paul Wilson & Franco Corno              

Fruit Beer – 18 entries

1st Place - Central City Brewers and Distillers - Red Racer Raspberry Wheat Ale - The Central City Brew Crew
2nd Place - Parallel 49 Brewing Company - Seed Spitter - Graham With   
3rd Place - Fernie Brewing Company - What the Huck - Gord Demaniuk/Paul Graham        

Vegetable / Spice Beer – 20 entries

1st Place - Central City Brewers and Distillers - Red Racer Pumkin Ale - The Central City Brew Crew
2nd Place - Steamworks Brewing Company - Steamworks Espresso Stout - Caolan Vaughn & Takeshi Guenette
3rd Place - R&B Brewing Company - Birra Fresca Cucumber Mint I.P.A. - Todd Graham     

Special Beer – 25 entries

1st Place - Howe Sound Brewing - Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale - Paul Wilson & Franco Corno
2nd Place - Parallel 49 Brewing Company - From East Van With Love - Graham With          
3rd Place - Coal Harbour Brewing Co. - Smoke & Mirrors Smoked Imperial Ale - Ethan Allured       

Scottish / Irish – 7 entries

1st Place - Lighthouse Brewing Company - Race Rocks Amber - Dean Mcleod
2nd Place - Tree Brewing Co. - Groove Session Ale - Dave Gokiert             
3rd Place - Fernie Brewing Company - Fernie Big Caboose Red Ale - Gord Demaniuk/Paul Graham             

Brown / Porter – 23 entries

1st Place - Phillips Brewing Co. - Chocolate Porter
2nd Place - Townsite Brewing - PowTown Porter- Cedric Dauchot             
3rd Place - Parallel 49 Brewing Company - Old Boy - Graham With             
Special Mention - Hoyne Brewing Company - Dark Matter - Sean Hoyne (no trophy)       

Stout – 14 entries

1st Place - Persephone Brewing Company - Stout-Off Stout - Anders McKinnon
2nd Place - Longwood Brewing - Stoutnik Russian Imperial Stout - Harley Smith  
3rd Place - Old Yale Brewing Co. - Sasquatch Stout - Larry Caza    

Belgian / Sour Beer – 15 entries

1st Place - Yaletown Brewing Company - Yaletown Oud Bruin - Yaletown Brewers
2nd Place - Granville Island Brewing - Thirsty Farmer Saison - Vern Lambourne   
3rd Place - Four Winds Brewing Company - Wild Flower Saison - Brent Mills          

IPA – India Pale Ale – 34 entries

1st Place - Driftwood Brewing Company - Fat Tug IPA - Jason Meyer & Kevin Hearsum
2nd Place - Driftwood Brewing Company - Sartori Harvest IPA - Jason Meyer & Kevin Hearsum   
3rd Place - Moon Under Water Brewery - Tranquility IPA - Clay Potter    
Special Mention - Hoyne Brewing Company - Devils Dream IPA - Sean Hoyne (no trophy)             

Imperial IPA – 11 entries

1st Place - Central City Brewers and Distillers - Central City Imperial IPA - The Central City Brew Crew
2nd Place - Phillips Brewing Co. - Amnesiac Double IPA    
3rd Place - Parallel 49 Brewing Company - The Hopnitist - Graham With   

Strong – 8 entries

1st Place - Central City Brewers and Distillers - Thor's Hammer - The Central City Brew Crew
2nd Place - Parallel 49 Brewing Company - Vow of Silence - Graham With              
3rd Place - Townsite Brewing - Biere d’Hiver - Cedric Dauchot

CBC People's Choice Award

Powell Street Craft Brewery - Whiskey Porter

Dan Small Homebrew Award

1st Place - John Folinsbee
2nd Place - Takashi Guenette              
3rd Place - Adam Crandall and Dan Helmer


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