Behind The Scenes At The 2015 BC Beer Awards – Crowning The Best Beer In British Columbia
When it comes to awarding the best beer in British Columbia at the BC Beer Awards, a roster of 30 trained beer judges assembled in Vancouver to taste the best BC breweries have to offer in preparation for the 2015 awards ceremony happening on October 24th, 2015.
For this year’s event, a whopping 78 BC breweries submitted an impressive 580 unique beers to be judged against 20 different categories. Over the course of 2 days, judges tasted each of the beers and ranked them on attributes such as aroma, appearance, flavour, mouthfeel and overall impression. Each beer is ranked in its category by a variety of judges to gain consensus on the beer and where it stacks up against the competition. Top categories saw dozens of entries in the tightest race that the BC Beer Awards has ever seen.
From Lagers to Bitters and IPAs to Saisons, the number of beers in this year’s competition is truly staggering. The beer of choice for this year’s awards is the Sour though. The number of sour beers submitted is astounding and the trophy for best sour is a coveted jewel. At the October 24th event expect a plethora of sour beers to be pouring.
With so many beers to judge, an army of people were on site to sort, pour, deliver and of course taste the beer. It sounds easy to drink beer but when it comes to an event of this scale there is a science that keeps structure to the madness. Behind the scenes, more than 50 people are involved making the BC Beer Awards possible.
Regardless of category, a combination of tradition, craftsmanship and creativity are the only means for success. To see who will take home the awards at this year’s BC Beer Awards you can buy tickets to the event now for only $30. Not only are the awards worth the trek to East Vancouver’s Croatian Cultural Centre, but you will also have the opportunity to try many of the soon-to-be awarded beers at the event.