Here are all the winners from the 2018 BC Beer Awards

Oct 21 2018, 12:23 am

Over the past weekend, BC’s craft beer community celebrated the 9th annual BC Beer Awards and Festival.

More than 55 breweries gathered at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver on October 20. The annual festivities and awards ceremony recognizes the top brews in over 30 different categories.


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Here’s the complete list of winners from the 2018 BC Craft Beer Awards.

International Lager

Gold: Axe & Barrel Brewing Co., Langford Lager

Sliver: Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Rye Lager

Bronze: Bomber Brewing, Bomber Pilsner

Pale German Beer

Gold: Brassneck Brewery, Klutz

Silver: Coal Harbour Brewing Co., 311 Helles Lager

Bronze: Silver Valley Brewing Co, The Highway: Lager

German Pilsner

Gold: Four Winds Brewing Co., HĂĽftgold

Silver: Sooke Brewing Co., German Pilsner

Bronze: LoveShack Libations, Post Ride Pilsner

Amber German Beer

Gold: Steamworks Brewing Co., Steamworks Winter Lager

Silver: Sooke Brewing Co. , Vienna Lager

Bronze: Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Marzen

Dark & Strong European Beer

Gold: Sooke Oceanside Brewery, Bear Beach Baltic Porter

Silver: Twin City Brewing Company, Dissimulator

Bronze: Spinnakers Brewpub, Black Lager

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German Wheat Beer

Gold: Sundown Brewing Company, Sundown Hefeweizen

Silver: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewing, 50/50 Hefe

Bronze: Sooke Oceanside Brewery, Wiffen Wizen

UK Pale Ale

Gold: 33 Acres Brewing Co., 33 Acres of Nirvana

Silver: Britannia Brewing Co., Adrift Blonde Ale

Bronze: Howe Sound Brewing, Baldwin and Cooper

UK Brown Ale

Gold: Sooke Oceanside Brewery, Renfrew Red Ale

Silver: East Vancouver Brewing Co., Humble Hive Brown Ale

Bronze: Britannia Brewing Co., Ashore Porter

UK Stout

Gold: Luppolo Brewing Company, Oatmeal Stout

Silver: Barkerville Brewing Co., 52 Foot Stout

Bronze: Howe Sound Brewing, Diamond Head

Strong Ale

Gold: Fisher Peak Brewing Company, Hellroaring Scottish

Silver: Howe Sound Brewing, Woolly Bugger

Bronze: Sooke Brewing Co., Barleywine

Fruit Beer

Gold: A-FRAME Brewing Company, Emerald Lake Lime Sour

Silver: Steamworks Brewing Co., Steamworks Frambozen

Bronze: Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Quayside

Specialty Fruit Beer

Gold: Twin City Brewing Company, Late Bloomer

Silver: Sundown Brewing Company, Raspberry Fields

Bronze: Dead Frog Brewery, Blueberry Blast Kettle Sour

Spice Beer

Gold: R&B Brewing, Spruce Tip IPA

Silver: Faculty Brewing, 250 London Fog Ale

Bronze: Mayne Island Brewing Company, Beet Buck

Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer

Gold: Ravens Brewing, Clayburn Smoked Scotch Ale

Silver: Twin Sails Brewing, Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Con Leche

Bronze: Twa Dogs Brewery, Parting Kiss Bourbon Barrel Ale

European Sour

Gold: Strange Fellows Brewing, Little Red One

Silver: Faculty Brewing, 323 Sourweisse

Bronze: Coal Harbour Brewing, Sunrise Gose

Specialty Beer

Gold: Whitetooth Brewing Company, Launch Pad Belgian-Inspired Rye Ale

Silver: Bridge Brewing Company, Semi-Formal Brut Pale Ale

Bronze: Main Street Brewing, Skittlebrau

North American Light Beer

Gold: Nelson Brewing Co., Hooligan

Silver: Vancouver Island Brewing, Islander Lager

Bronze: Parallel 49 Brewing, Jerkface 9000

North American Blonde Ale

Gold: Bomber Brewing, East Van Smash For Bash

Silver: Sundown Brewing Company Ltd, Sundown Blonde

Bronze: Ravens Brewing, Golden Ale

North American Pale Ale

Gold: Backcountry Brewing, Suck It Trebek

Silver: Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Outdoorsy

Bronze: Yellow Dog Brewing, Chase My Tail Pale Ale

North American Amber & Brown Ale

Gold: Steamworks Brewing Co., Steamworks Heroica Red Ale

Silver: Category 12 Brewing, Side Project Amber Lager

Bronze: Monkey 9 Brewing Co., James Brown Ale

North American Porter & Stout

Gold: Whitetooth Brewing Company, Truth, Dare, Consequence Nordic Imperial Stout

Silver: Gladstone Brewing Company, Gladstone Brewing Porter

Bronze: Dead Frog Brewery, 2018 Commander Imperial Stout

North American IPA

Gold: Three Ranges Brewing Company, Tail Slap IPA

Silver: Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company, Jagged Face

Bronze: Axe & Barrel Brewing Co., West Shore IPA

Specialty IPA

Gold: 33 Acres Brewing Co., 33 Acres Of Echo

Silver: Dead Frog Brewery, Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire

Bronze: Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, Magical Musicians & Musical Magicians

Hazy IPA

Gold: Twin Sails Brewing, Orange Slices

Silver: Twin Sails Brewing, Juice Plus

Bronze: Twin Sails Brewing, Single Whammy

Imperial IPA

Gold: Central City Brewers & Distillers, Red Racer Imperial IPA

Silver: Coal Harbour Brewing Co., Spaghetti Western-Ish DIPA

Bronze: Boombox Brewing, Just the Hits

Belgian Ale

Gold: Strange Fellows Brewing, Jongleur

Silver: Yellow Dog Brewing, Take A Walk Witbier

Bronze: 33 Acres Brewing Co., 33 Acres of Sunshine


Gold: Granville Island Brewing, West Coast Farmhouse Saison

Silver: Twa Dogs Brewery, Mistress of My Soul Saison

Bronze: Russell Brewing, Russell Belgian Saison

Strong Belgian Ale

Gold: Dageraad Brewing, Brune

Silver: Sooke Brewing Co., Belgian Blond

Bronze: Dageraad Brewing, Antwerpen

Wild Ale

Gold: Iron Road Brewing, Boomer Wild Ale

Silver: Luppolo Brewing Company, New World Sour

Bronze: Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Multi Malt

Specialty Wild Ale

Gold: Strange Fellows Brewing, Mistral

Silver: Twin City Brewing Company, Vanishing Act

Bronze: Parallel 49 Brewing, Late Bloomer

Dan Small Homebrew Award

  • Jeff Tichbourne, Annie I’m a Hawk

Rookie of the Year (presented by Richards Buell Sutton)

  • Sooke Brewing Co.

Best Packaging Boxes and Carriers (presented by Great Little Box Co.)


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  • Old Yale Brewing, Craft Camper

Best Can Design (presented by West Coast Canning)

  • Boombox Brewing, Holotape

Best Bottle Label (presented by Great Little Box Co.)

  • Field House Brewing Co., A Good Life

Best Tap Handle Design (presented by Ideon Packaging)

  • Luppolo Brewing

Best Merchandise (presented by Branded Brewers)

  • Riot Brewing

Best Tasting Room (presented by Shaw Sabey Insurance)

  • Sooke Brewing Co.

Best Website (presented by Major Tom)

  • Field House Brewing

Best Flight Paddle (presented by Smooth Edge Design)


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  • The Parkside Brewery

Best Social Media (presented by Major Tom)

  • Electric Bicycle Brewing

Brewer’s Challenge (presented by BC Hop Co)

  • Yellow Dog Brewing, Alpha Dog

Best in Show (presented by BSG Canada)

  • Twin City Brewing Co., Late Bloomer

People’s Choice Award (presented by CBC Vancouver)

  • BREWHALL, Mighty Morphin’ Sour Rangers

Innovator of the Year (presented by The Downlow Chicken Shack)

  • Field House Brewing Co.

Legend Award (presented by Liquify)

  • Lundy Dale

Brewery of the Year (presented by Tap & Barrel)

  • 33 Acres Brewing Co.

If you’d like to watch the 2018 awards for yourself, the ceremony is separated into two parts on YouTube. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 online.

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