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 Tuesday, July 31st!

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!

 
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Registration for the 2018 BC Beer Awards and Festival is now open!

The BC Beer Awards and Festival is returning to Vancouver Saturday, October 20, 2018 to the Croatian Cultural Centre. Information regarding brewery registration for a booth at the Festival, purchasing of Industry Passes, registration for breweries submitting beers for Judging and registration for the Brewers Challenge is listed below. There are four steps to complete. Let's begin! Registration is now open and the links are below in the title of each step. 

Step One: Nominate Your Brewery Contact Person for Judging

At this time, we are asking that you 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. More information here

Step Two: Register for a Booth at the Festival

  • Booths are $300 and include 2 non transferable pouring passes for your staff to work your booth. These passes will be emailed to you and must be presented by your staff upon entry.
  • Deadline to register is AUGUST 31st or whenever booths are sold out, whichever is first. Limited space is available, so please don't delay in submitting your registration. 

*Note: only breweries that are submitting beers for judging are eligible to register for a booth. The beer MUST be made in BC. 

*The Ticket Zone link is password protected. Please refer to the email sent to all breweries on Friday 11th for the password. If you need assistance please email  Amanda. 

Please email Amanda if you’re a new brewery and won't have beers to submit in time for judging at the end of September.

Step Three: Industry Passes

You have the opportunity to purchase up to six Industry Passes at the time of purchasing your booth, for the discounted price of $30 each. Industry Passes provide access to the full event 4-9pm, including the Awards Hour. If you are not registering for a booth but have submitted beers for judging, and would like to purchase industry passes, please email Amanda.

Industry Ticket sales END JULY 13. Early Bird General Admission and Awards Hour Tickets go on sale July 30th.

If you miss out on purchasing Industry Passes by the deadline of July 13, or if you need more than 6 tickets, or you just realize later that you need more, please then BUY EARLY BIRD TICKETS when they go on sale to the public. We ALWAYS sell out in advance and will not be able to offer more tickets due to capacity restrictions. 

Step Four: Brewers Challenge

FRESH HOP! Yup, the fresher the better! 2018 is the #yearofthefreshhop. Last year BC Breweries SMaSHed it out of the park with their Single Malt Single Hop brews, and this year we want to bring attention to the freshest, wettest hop creation. No restrictions on style, just must use fresh hops! Deadline to register for the Brewers Challenge is SEPTEMBER 1st. 

Requirements:

  • The beer should be made using Fresh Hops - that’s it! 
  • Kegs, package or casks welcome
  • Your beer must be brought to the event to the event by you.

Judging will take place on site and start at 2:30pm. Full event details will be sent out a month prior to the big day.

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