The 7th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 15, 2016 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. A one-day only event, it features both the BC Beer Awards ceremony hosted by CBC’s Stephen Quinn and a craft beer festival with over 65 breweries and cideries.
This year, awards will be presented for 30 categories, up from 20 last year. Awards include CBC People’s Choice Award, Richards Buell Sutton LLP Rookie of the Year Award and the Brewer’s Challenge. 2016 has been dubbed by the craft beer community to be the “Year of the Mild Beer” and we have challenged BC’s brewers to create something mild, 4% ABV or less and still full flavoured. The Growler is hosting a brewer’s collaboration booth. Also returning to the festival will be our community booths, and craft beer focused vendors. Once the awards ceremony is over, we’ll have live music provided by Paul Filek in the smaller, second room.
- Where: Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
- When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016
- Time: 4 – 9pm (*Note: the Awards presentation will begin at 4.45pm sharp this year)
Early Bird tickets $32 (plus taxes and fees) – on sale Tuesday Aug 16th until Thursday Sept 15th.
Each ticket includes 4 drink tokens as well as a 4oz taster glass (yours to take home). Additional tokens are $1.25 each. There is an ATM on site.
- Friday, September 16th, the tickets increase to $37 (plus taxes and fees) however, for the last two years we have SOLD OUT before that day.*