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!

BC Beer Awards & Festival 2017


Main Event  

The 8th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 4 - 10pm 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 and hosts over 65 BC breweries. Tickets for this year's event are now SOLD OUT!

We are pleased to announce a new format this year! We recognize that not everyone wants to pause to watch an awards ceremony in the middle of a beer festival. For those that do, and the industry folks, it's a special time! Well now you have the choice. Ticket holders now have a choice of two ticket types.

The VIP Awards Hour ticket grants early entry at 4pm and live viewing of the awards ceremony hosted by CBC’s Stephen Quinn. These tickets will be for industry folks and a limited number available  to the public. (Sold Out SORRY!)

The General Admission ticket, which runs 5 - 10pm does not include the live awards ceremony viewing and still offers a full 5 hours of festival as before.  (Sold Out SORRY!)

Awards will be presented for 30 categories. Awards include CBC People's Choice Award, Richards Buell Sutton LLP Rookie of the Year Award and the Krones Brewers Challenge. You asked and we heard you - new this year - The Tap & Barrel Brewery of the Year Award. More surprises to come! Last year the BC Beer Awards challenged Brewers to show off the wonders of the almighty Mild Ale. This year we want them to SMaSH it out of the park, by showcasing how a single malt and single hop can really make a beer shine! The Growler will once again host a Brewer’s Collaboration booth. Also returning to the festival will be our community booths, food trucks and event sponsors! Once the awards ceremony is over, guests will enjoy live music by Paul Filek in the second ballroom. We’ll also have a selection of BC Ciders, presented by The BC Farmed Craft Cider Association!

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Time: 4 - 10pm* (VIP Awards 4 - 5pm, General Admission 5 - 10pm)


Ticket Details

  • VIP Awards Hour: $55 (plus taxes and fees) 4-5pm (Full event is 4-10pm) A limited # of tickets will be on sale, no early bird pricing available. This special ticket gets you in the door for the Live Awards Presentation, where you’ll be surrounded by industry, all the winners and your closest beer friends. You will also be served an VIP welcome drink and leave with a VIP swag bag.
  • Early Bird General Admission Tickets $35 (plus taxes and fees) 5-10pm

*All  tickets includes 4 drink tokens as well as a 5oz taster glass (yours to take home), a program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus tickets.

  • Tokens: Additional tokens are $2 each per 5oz sample. There is an ATM on site.

On Oct 1st, the tickets increase to $40 (plus taxes and fees) however, for the last several years we have SOLD OUT before that day.*  



Coming soon!

Community Booths

  • The Growler - Collaboration Booth
  • BC Hospitality Foundation
  • BC Ale Trail
  • What’s Brewing BC
  • Vine & hops Wine and Craft Beer Tours


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.  

Know anyone who wants to volunteer? Sign up here! http://bit.ly/2pE6rOg

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