BC Beer Awards

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

Last year's SOLD OUT event took place on October 15th at The Croatian Cultural Centre. 30 categories were awarded in the awards ceremony. For the festival we had 60 breweries, 5 cideries, craft artisanal vendors, live music and more! Thank you everyone who attended.

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BC Beer Awards and Festival 2016

The 7th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 4 - 9pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from across the province. A one-day only event, it features both the BC Beer Awards ceremony hosted by CBC’s Stephen Quinn and a craft beer festival with over 65 breweries and cideries. This year, awards will be presented for 30 categories, up from 20 last year. Awards include CBC People's Choice Award, Richards Buell Sutton LLP Rookie of the Year Award and the Brewers Challenge. Last year the BC Beer Awards challenged Brewers to make our judges and event attendees “pucker up.” 2016 has been dubbed by the craft beer community to be the “Year of the Mild Beer” and we have challenged BC’s Brewers to create something mild, 4% ABV or less and still full flavoured. The Growler is hosting a Brewer’s Collaboration booth. Also returning to the festival will be our community booths, and craft beer focused vendors. Once the awards ceremony is over, we’ll have live music in the smaller second room provided by Paul Filek

  • Where: Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
  • When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016
  • Time: 4 - 9pm  (*please note the Awards presentations will begin at 4.45pm sharp this year)

Ticket Details

  • Early Bird tickets $32 (plus taxes and fees) - on sale Tuesday Aug 16th until Thursday Sept 15th.
  • Each ticket includes 4 drink tokens as well as a 4oz taster glass (yours to take home).
  • Additional tokens are $1.25 each. There is an ATM on site.

Friday, September 16th, the tickets increase to $37 (plus taxes and fees) however, for the last two years we have SOLD OUT before that day.*  


Available inside from Tap & Barrel , Merchant's Oyster Bar and Outpost Mini Donuts. Tacofino Food Truck will be outside.


Vine & hops Wine and Craft Beer Tours will be providing a complimentary shuttle service from the Broadway/Commercial Skytrain Station to the event. Shuttles will be running from 3pm to 4pm, every 15 minutes and meet up location is the sidewalk outside Safeway on Broadway. (opposite Shoppers Drug Mart) *Tips to your driver welcome!


The official Afterparty will be held at 12 Kings Pub, located at 395 Kingsway, just a few minutes away. Shuttle service will be provided after our event. Look for the big yellow school bus in the parking lot and hop on! Full details here. *Tips to your driver welcome!

Craft Vendors

Sigil & Growler, Sadie’s Soaps, A. Brown Designs, and Smooth Edge Design.

Community Booths

BC Craft Brewers Guild, BC Craft Beer Month, BC Ale Trail, Craft Beer Revolution, The Growler - Collaboration Booth, Vine & hops Wine and Craft Beer Tours, VanBrewers, CAMRA Vancouver - Craft Beer Education Booth


This year we're supporting A Loving Spoonful. A Loving Spoonful provides free nutritious meals and nutritional counseling to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in the community. Proceeds from the coat check will be donated along with several of the breweries attending this year making donations from the tokens collected at their festival booth.  

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As with all of our events, we’re strictly 19+, ID will be checked at the door and Serving It Right Rules apply. Do not drink and drive. Sorry, no refunds. ATM on site.

Lastly, thank you SO much to our event Partners and Sponsors! We couldn't do this without your support. 


BC Beer Awards

Questions? Email Amanda Barry-Butchart at amanda(at)bcbeerawards.com