The 10th annual BC Beer Awards and Festival (BCBA) is set to return on October 19, 2019, to the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from across the province. This one-day event features both the BC Beer Awards Ceremony and a beer festival showcasing 45 of British Columbia's best breweries. This year as BCBA has 'Aged 10 Years', we thought it was appropriate to challenge brewers to age their beer as well and were notified well in advance to stash their special brew away.
FULL FESTIVAL BREWERY LIST
(** have entered Brewers Challenge meaning they'll have a special barrel aged beer on the day for you to sample)
33 Acres Brewing Co.
A-FRAME Brewing Company
Andina Brewing Co
BREWHALL Beer Co.
Coal Harbour Brewing Co.**
Coast Mountain Brewing
East Vancouver Brewing Company**
Electric Bicycle Brewing**
Farm Country Brewing Inc.
Field House Brewing
Four Winds Brewing Co.
House of Funk Brewing Company
Luppolo Brewing Company
Main Street Brewing
Mayne Island Brewing Co**
Monkey 9 Brewing Co
Moon Under Water Brewery
Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
Parallel 49 Brewing
Russell Brewing Co
Sooke Brewing Company
Sooke Oceanside Brewery
Steamworks Brewing Co.**
Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
Strange Fellows Brewing
Strathcona Beer Company**
Taylight Brewing Inc.
The Parkside Brewery
Twin City Brewing**
Twin Sails Brewing
Vancouver Island Brewing
Yellow Dog Brewing
Awards will be presented for 30+ beer categories plus top awards including Best in Show, People's Choice, Rookie of the Year, Brewery of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and Brewer's Challenge. Last year the BC Beer Awards challenged brewers to keep things fresh by brewing their best fresh-hop beer. Returning for the third year, the Creative Industry Awards recognize breweries for crafting unique items and experiences that enhance the craft beer lovers' brand awareness.
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. 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 19th, 2019 from *4 - 9pm (Awards 4 - 5pm, Festival 5 - 9pm)
VIP Awards Hour Tickets (4 - 9pm) - $60 + tax (no early bird) includes a welcome drink, 6 drink tokens, 10-year commemorative tasting glass. SOLD OUT sorry!
General Admission Tickets (5 - 9pm) - Early bird $40 + tax until August 31 and includes 4 drink tokens, 10-year 17 oz, commemorative tasting glass
Tokens: Additional tokens are $2 each per sample. There is an ATM on site.
On September 1st, the GA early bird tickets increase to $50 (plus taxes and fees) however, for the last several years we have SOLD OUT before that day.*
The Rec Room
BREWHALL and Great Little Box Company are excited to bring The Rec Room to the 2019 BC Beer Awards! Join us in the side room for life-sized interactive games, music, food and prizes. That's not all - we'll have a special 10 year anniversary photo booth set up for all your Instagram photo ops. While you're there, don't forget to vote for the CBC People's Choice Award and you’ll find the coat check here as well. Proceeds going to support A Loving Spoonful. A Loving Spoonful provides free nutritious meals and nutritional counselling to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in the community.
You asked and we listened… Our food sponsor Tap & Barrel will be serving up a BUILD YOUR OWN TACO BAR at this year’s BC Beer Awards. Enjoy chicken, pork, or vegetarian tacos and dress them up however you’d like with the classics, pickled vegetables and an assortment of sauces. More details to come!
Be sure to check out the Branded Brewers booth in The Rec Room where you can purchase official BC Beer Awards merchandise. Actually, why not order in advance and pick it up at the festival? Check out our Raglan Crew Neck - you too can have BCBA swag. Check it out!
Know anyone who wants to volunteer? Sign up here!
BC Beer Awards
Questions? Email Amanda Barry-Butchart at amanda(at)bcbeerawards.com