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2010 BC Beer Awards

by paulkamon on May 19, 2010

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On Friday, May 14th, during Canada’s first Vancouver Craft Beer Week, the first annual BC Beer Awards sponsored by Brewery Creek Liquor Store were presented for the best brews in 11 style categories along with one overall winner know as best in show.

With tremendous gratitude and pride for all our talented and passionate regional brewers, I present the 2010 winners:

Session Ale
1st Saltspring Golden Ale
2nd Howe Sound Garibaldi Pale Ale
3rd Whistler Honey Lager

Wheat Beer
1st Yaletown Hill’s Special
2nd Driftwood White Bark Wheat
3rd Steamworks Ipanema Wheat

1st Vancouver Island Herman’s Dark Lager
2nd Okanagan Springs 1516 Lager
3rd Longwood Pilsner

1st Granville Island Nut Brown Ale
2nd Canoe Beaver Brown Ale
3rd Tree Brewing Hophead 45 Red Ale

Pale Ale
1st Central City Red Racer ESB
2nd Driftwood Ale
3rd Central City Red Racer Pale Ale

Other Dark
1st Phillips Skookum Cascadian Dark Ale
2nd Okanagan Spring Black Lager
3rd Fat Cat Bunny’s Black and Tan

Fruit Flavored
1st Storm Black Currant Lambic
2nd Phillips Longboat Chocolate Porter
3rd Swans Coconut Porter

1st Yaletown Brick and Beam IPA
2nd High Mountain Wodward’s IPA
3rd Central City Red Racer IPA

Stouts / Porters
1st Phillips The Hammer Imperial Stout
2nd Lighthouse Keeper’s Stout
3rd Howe Sound Diamond Head Stout

Spiced / Seasonal
1st Yaletown Oud Bruin
2nd Tree Brewing Spiced Reserve
3rd Driftwood Farmhand Ale

Strong Beer
1st Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller Barley Wine
2nd Central City Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine
3rd Swans Scotch Ale

Ian Hill’s Yaletown Brick and Beam IPA

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canucklehead May 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm


Is there somewhere on the VCBW that had tasting notes of the winners and where they can be purchased? For a newbie like me, it would be interesting to understand the nuances between IPA, Pale Ale, and Session Ale.

paulkamon May 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Hey Canucklehead

Here is a good place to start learning about the different beer styles: http://www.beerhunter.com/beerstyles.html

Unfortunately, we don’t have an “official” set of tasting notes for the BC Beer Awards winners, however, I did judge the event and would happily sit down with you for a tasting session at the Alibi Room to share some insights.

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