Every year the BC Beer Awards bring together the best craft breweries in the province for a night full of laughs, awards, and of course, beers! Breweries were called up one by one in the Croatian Cultural Centre to accept their awards for the quality beverages they produced this year, here’s the complete list of the 2016 winners:
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Best In Show
1st: Flagship IPA
2nd: Steamworks Brewing Company
3rd: This is the 3rd time Steamworks has won BIS and Brewer Julia Hanlon is the first female brewer to win!
Dan Small Homebrew Award
Sho Ogawa & Novia Chen (2nd year in a row!)
Richards Buell Sutton LLP – Rookie Of The Year Award
Field House Brewing Co.
CBC People’s Choice Award
Pablo Esco Gnar IPA – Boombox Brewing Company
Timber Brewer’s Challenge
Old Money Mild – Brassneck Brewery
International Lager (32 entries)
1st: 33 Acres of Darkness – 33 Acres Brewing Company
2nd: Vienna Lager – Moody Ales
3rd: Red Racer Pils – Central City Brewers + Distillers
German Pale Lager (22 entries)
1st: Red Racer Old School Lager – Central City Brewers + Distillers
2nd: Keller Pilsner – Persephone Brewing Company
3rd: Steamworks Pilsner – Steamworks Brewing Company
Kolsch (19 entries)
1st: Steamworks Kolsch – Steamworks Brewing Company
2nd: High Country Kolsch – Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
3rd: Arctic Kolsch – Swan’s Brewery
German Amber Beer (21 entries)
1st: Gladstone Altbier – Gladstone Brewing Co.
2nd: Vienna Lager – R&B Brewing Co.
3rd: Potts Pils – Moon Under Water
European Dark Beer (15 entries)
1st: Dark Lager – Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
2nd: Baltic Porter – Cannery Brewing Company
3rd: Red Racer Dopplebock – Central City Brewers + Distillers
Honourable mention: Brewmaster’s Black Lager – Okanagan Spring Brewery
German Wheat Beer (14 entries)
1st: Demimondaine Dunkelweizen – Barkerville Brewing Co.
2nd: THIS IS HEFEWEIZEN – Moon Under Water
3rd: Weizenbock – Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
British Bitter (20 entries)
1st: English Bitter – Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.
2nd: Red Devil Ale – R&B Brewing Co.
3rd: Beacon ESB – Lighthouse Brewing Company
British Pale Ale (17 entries)
1st: Clover IPA – Big Ridge Brewing Co.
2nd: Paddywhack Organic IPA – Nelson Brewing Company
3rd: English IPA – Strathcona Beer Company
British Brown Ale (30 entries)
1st: After Dark Ale – Nelson Brewing Company
2nd: Tall Timber Ale – Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
3rd: Aethelred the Mild – Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.
Scottish And Irish Ales (12 entries)
1st: Classic Scotch – Steamworks Brewpub Gastown
2nd: Irish Stout – Raven’s Brewing Company
3rd: 1880 Export Stout – Moody Ales
British Stout (10 entries)
1st: 52 Foot Stout – Barkerville Brewing Co.
2nd: Perfect Storm – Townsite Brewing Inc
3rd: 710 Oaked Stout – Faculty Brewing Co.
Strong Ale (17 entries)
1st: Thor’s Hammer – Central City Brewers + Distillers
2nd: Wee Heavy – Persephone Brewing Company
3rd: Wobbly Bob – Red Collar Brewing Company
Fruit Beer (50 entries)
1st: Pinot Noir Raspberry Blonde – Tin Whistle Brewing Company
2nd: Red Truck Raspberry Ale – Red Truck Beer Company
3rd: Tropic Vice – Dead Frog Brewery
Spiced Beer (35 entries)
1st: Jackline Rhubarb Grissette – Lighthouse Brewing Company
2nd: Spruce Tree Ale – Tofino Brewing Company
3rd: Hibiscus Wit – Brassneck Brewery
Smoke And Wood Aged Beer (22 entries)
1st: Entropy Series No. 1 – Dageraad Brewing
2nd: Inertia II – Brassneck Brewery
3rd: Thor’s Hammer Bourbon Barrel Aged – Central City Brewers + Distillers
Specialty Beer (28 entries)
1st: Roggen Weizen – Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
2nd: Londen – Dageraad Brewing
3rd: Sour Wheat Gose – Field House Brewing Co.
North American Light Beer (19 entries)
1st: Hooligan Organic Pilsner – Nelson Brewing Company
2nd: Jerkface 9000 – Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
3rd: Cypress Honey Lager – Granville Island Brewing
North American Blonde Ale (17 entries)
1st: Organic Wild Honey Ale – Nelson Brewing Company
2nd: Postmark Blonde – Postmark Brewing
3rd: Dutch Pale Ale – Field House Brewing Co.
North American Pale Ale (45 entries)
1st: Chase My Tail Pale Ale – Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
2nd: One Hop Mind – Callister Brewing Company
3rd: East Side Bitter – R&B Brewing Co.
North American Amber Ale (23 entries)
1st: 33 Acres of Life – 33 Acres Brewing Company
2nd: Troller Bay Ale – Howe Sound Brewing
3rd: Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale – Tree Brewing Co.
North American Brown Ale (13 entries)
1st: Bandit Brown – Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.
2nd: Slipstream – Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
3rd: Kim-Ach-Touch Ale – Tree Brewing Co.
North American Porter & Stout (21 entries)
1st: Commander Imperial Stout – Dead Frog Brewery
2nd: Stag and Pheasant Imperial Stout – Main Street Brewing Company
3rd: Russian Imperial Stout – Moody Ales
North American IPA (58 entries)
1st: Flagship IPA – Steamworks Brewing Company
2nd: Play Dead IPA – Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
3rd: The Ultra Deluxe – Boombox Brewing
Specialty IPA (41 entries)
1st: Blonde IPA – Dageraad Brewing
2nd: White ISA – Red Truck Beer Company
3rd: YVR ISA – Steamworks Brewing Company
Imperial IPA (10 entries)
1st: 187 On An Undercover Hop – Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
2nd: Cosmic Wave Double IPA – Tofino Brewing Company
3rd: Second Anniversary Double IPA – Main Street Brewing Company
Belgian Ale (16 entries)
1st: Jongleur Wit – Strange Fellows Brewing Company
2nd: Bier de Garde – Old Abbey Ales
3rd: White Gold Witbier – Barkerville Brewing Co.
Belgian Strong Ale (31 entries)
1st: Dageraad Blonde – Dageraad Brewing
2nd: Saison #7 – Main Street Brewing Company
3rd: Old Barn Saison – Fernie Brewing Company
Trappist Ale (15 entries)
1st: 33 Acres of Euphoria – 33 Acres Brewing Company
2nd: Central City Belgian Strong – Central City Brewers + Distillers
3rd: 10 Degrees – Dageraad Brewing
Honourable mention: 8 Degrees – Dageraad Brewing
European Soul Ale (16 entries)
1st: Raynard – Strange Fellows Brewing Company
2nd: Cantus Fermus – Main Street Brewing Company
3rd: Bizarro – Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
North American Wild Ale (60 entries)
1st: Bodhisattva – Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
2nd: Sour Raspberry – Old Abbey Ales
3rd: Little Red One – Strange Fellows Brewing Company