BC Beer Awards

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

The 10th annual BC Beer Awards and Festival will be returning to Vancouver on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. Save the date! At this time we request that all breweries wishing to participate please fill in our contact form here.

Watch previous years’ awards presentations and more on our YouTube channel.

BC Beer Awards & Festival 2018

Main Event  

The 9th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 4 - 9pm 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 55 BC breweries. 

Festival attendees have a choice of two ticket types:

The VIP Awards Hour ticket grants early entry at 4pm and live viewing of the awards ceremony. These tickets will be for industry folks and a limited number available  to the public. SOLD OUT!

The General Admission ticket, which runs 5 - 9pm does not include the live awards ceremony viewing. SOLD OUT!

Awards will be presented for 30+ categories plus CBC People's Choice Award, Richards Buell Sutton LLP Rookie of the Year Award, BC Hop Co Brewers Challenge, Brewery of the Year, our 2nd Annual Creative Industry Awards, plus more surprises to come! Last year the BC Beer Awards challenged Brewers to SMaSH it out of the park. This year we want to keep things fresh - with Fresh Hop being the main focus of the BC Hop Co Brewers Challenge! 

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 a new guest this year (details TBA). 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 20th, 2018

Time: 4 - 9pm* (VIP Awards 4 - 5pm, General Admission 5 - 9pm)

Ticket Details

  • VIP Awards Hour Tickets: $55 (plus taxes and fees) 4-9pm (Awards Hour is 4-5pm) A limited # of tickets will be on sale, no early bird pricing available. Tickets include entry, 5oz tasting glass, program, welcome drink, 6 drink tokens and a BC Transit Get Home Safe Ticket. (Sorry these sold out in 12 hours!)

  • Early Bird General Admission Tickets: $35 (plus taxes and fees) 5-9pm. Tickets include entry, 5oz tasting glass, program, 4 drink tokens and a BC Transit Get Home Safe Ticket.

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

On September 1st, the GA early bird 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

  • Good Night Out Vancouver

  • The Growler Collaboration Booth

  • BC Ale Trail - pouring two beers from Northern BC

  • What’s Brewing BC

  • A Loving Spoonful will be hosting the coat check!


We're supporting A Loving Spoonful again this year.  A Loving Spoonful provides free nutritious meals and nutritional counselling 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! 



BC Beer Awards


Questions? Email Amanda Barry-Butchart at amanda(at)bcbeerawards.com