B.C. breweries took home 51 medals from the Canadian Brewing Awards in Halifax last weekend, including 18 golds and the coveted Brewery of the Year honour for Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing. That stellar performance follows B.C.’s showing at the World Beer Cup in Nashville earlier this month, where local breweries won nine medals and helped Canada to a second place finish.
This world-class status is not surprising to local craft beer enthusiasts, but it does reinforce that our province is producing beer of the highest caliber.
“We are very proud of B.C. beer,” said Leah Heneghan, VCBW co-founder and festival director. “It is heartwarming to see our breweries getting the recognition they deserve, not only across Canada but throughout the world.”
Canadian Brewing Awards Brewery of the Year, Dageraad Brewing to pour gold winning Burnabarian at VCBW 2018
Many of the award-winning beers will be available this weekend (Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3) at the VCBW Festival at the PNE Fairgrounds, with 32 of the award-winning breweries pouring a selection of gold, silver and bronze medal-winning beers, including:
• Bomber Brewing
: Park Life Passion Fruit Ale, GOLD (Fruit Wheat Beer, Canadian Brewing Awards)
• Dageraad Brewing
: Burnabarian: GOLD (Belgian Style Abbey Ale/Pale Ale, Canadian Brewing Awards)
• Powell Brewery
: Old Jalopy Pale Ale, GOLD (Extra Special Bitter, World Beer Cup) and SILVER (English Bitters – Best Bitter or ESB, Canadian Brewing Awards)
• Gibsons Tapworks
: HWY 102 Oatmeal Stout, SILVER (Oatmeal Stout, Canadian Brewing Awards)
• Howe Sound Brewing Co.
: Super Jupiter Mango India Session Ale, SILVER (Session India Pale Ale, Canadian Brewing Awards)
• Backcountry Brewing
: Trailbreaker Pale Ale, BRONZE (American Pale Ale, Canadian Brewing Awards)
• Beere Brewing Company
: Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA, BRONZE (American Style Imperial India Pale Ale, Canadian Brewing Awards)
Vancouver Craft Beer Week is committed to providing a safe space for all to enjoy and ensuring that craft beer is promoted and appreciated responsibly by adults. All volunteers, staff, and attendees should experience VCBW free from harassment, assault or intimidation—any such behavior will not be tolerated. As with all VCBW events, Serving It Right rules apply—attendees must be 19+ years of age and provide two pieces of ID. VCBW guests are reminded to drink responsibly and plan a safe ride home.