BC Beer Awards

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

The 9th annual BC Beer Awards and Festival returns Saturday, October 20th, 2018 to the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 30th!

For the awards ceremony, 30+ beer categories and the Creative Industry Awards will be announced. For the festival we’ll have 55 breweries, Cider Row, community partner booths, live music, amazing food and more!

Submitting Beer Entries for Judging in the 2018 BC Beer Awards

Step One:

Register your intent to enter beers for judging by completing our form that nominates the person at your brewery who will responsible for collating and submitting your entries - ie. labelling, packaging and sending them to us. See button above. 

In order to streamline what will be our largest competition ever, we are stressing a few basic rules regarding beer submissions, that will help us to identify, stack and sort beer entries. Our form asks you to read and acknowledge that you understand these entry rules. Please read through it carefully and proceed with registering your brewery contact person. All information about judging rules, dates, and locations will be sent to the person nominated. No information about the festival, booths, tickets or sponsorship will be sent to this address (unless it's the same person responsible for both).

Once we have received your form, we'll create an account for you. A confirmation with login and password will be emailed to you in the next few weeks. Once you've received it you may then enter your beers. Cut off for entries and all other logistic information will be included in that email. For your own planning purposes, start putting your beers away now and expect to ship by mid August. 

Rules for submitting entries for judging:

  1. All entries must have their own printed, official Bottle ID label that is affixed with elastic bands or tape. The commercial label must not be removed. If the beer does not have a commercial label, it may be entered with the competition label alone. 
  2. Breweries must submit either one six-pack or 4 individual bottles/cans for each entry.
  3. Each bottle/can may have a minimum volume of 250mL and a maximum volume of 1L. 
  4. All entries, including six-packs and growlers, must be packed in a box suitable for 650mL/750mL/1L bottles. Boxes must be packed in such a way that they can be stacked at the drop-off location. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE BOXED. 

STEP TWO:

We create your account for you. Then, we send you an email with your username and password. Next, refer to the Brewcomp Beer Entry Guide as linked below for full instructions. 

Contact information: 

Matt Anderson - matt@bcbeerawards.com

Chester Carey - chester@bcbeerawards.com