BC Craft Breweries Clean Up at 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards

Photo from Canadian Brewing Awards Facebook PageThe Winning BC Craft Beers from the 2016 Canadian Craft Brewing Awards

The 2016 Canadian Craft Brewing Awards took place in Vancouver BC. Well actually Richmond to be specific. By being held in British Columbia it is yet another strong signal that BC is leading the way in Canadian Craft Beer.

At the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards BC breweries did particularly well winning a total of 52 awards including the coveted Beer Of The Year Award.

Cider With Other Fruit
2nd – Merridale Cider – Merri Berri

Cider with Herbs or Spices
3rd – Central City Brewers – Hopping Mad Dry Hopped Cider

Specialty Cider
3rd – Merridale Cider – Scrumpy

European Style Lager/Pilsner
3rd – Steamworks Brewery – Pilsner
2nd – Hearthstone Brewery – Bohemian Pilsner

European Style Amber/Dark Lager
3rd – Moon Under Water – Creepy uncle Dunkel
2nd – Persephone Brewing – Black Lager
1st – Gladstone Brewery – Czech Dark Lager

German Style Bock
2nd – Granville Island – Burly Goat Doppelbock

3rd – Moon Under Water – Potts Pils
1st – Brassneck Brewery – No Brainer

Belgian Style Tripel
2nd – Townsite Brewing – Charleston

Belgian Style Abbey Ale/Pale Ale
3rd – Gladstone – Belgian Single
1st – Dageraad Brewing – Burnabarian Belgian Table Beer

French/Belgian Style Saison
3rd – Coal Harbour – Woodland Saison

Belgian Style Brett Beer
1st – Four Winds – Operis Brett Saison

Brown Ale
3rd – Hoyne Brewing – Dark Matter
1st – Shuswap Lake Brewing – Bushwhacker Brown Ale

Scotch Ale
3rd – Mt Begbie Brewing – Brave Liver Scotch Ale

English Style Pale Ale
3rd – Red Arrow Brewing – Piggy Pale Ale
1st – Off The Rail Brewing – Classic Pale Ale

English Bitter
3rd – Off The Rail Brewing – Belt Up ESB
2nd – Powell Street Brewing – Old Jalopy Pale Ale
1st – Howe Sound Brewing – Baldwin best bitter

Oatmeal Stout
2nd – Strange Fellows Brew – Blackmail Stout
1st – Townsite Brewing – Perfect Storm

Dry Stout
1st – Postmark Brewing – Postmark Stout

Imperial Stout
3rd – Bomber Brewing – Russian Imperial Stout

North American Style Premium Lager
2nd – Main Street – Pilsner
1st – Parallel 49 Brewing – Craft Lager

North American Style Amber Lager
2nd – Red Arrow Brewing – Midnite Umber Ale

North American Style Amber/Red Ale
3rd – Brassneck Brewing – Brassneck Ale
2nd – Big Rock Urban Brewery – Hollow Tree Red Ale

American Style Black Ale
3rd – Steamworks Brewing – Black Angel IPA

Session IPA
2nd – Four Winds Brewing – Featherweight IPA

American Belgo-Style Ale
3rd – Whistler Brewing – Snow White IPA
2nd – Yellow Dog – Go Fetch Saison

American Style Brett Beer
3rd – Four Winds Brewing – Juxtapose Wild IPA

American Style Sour Ale
1st – Four Winds Brewing – Nectarous Dry Hopped Sour

Special Honey/Maple Lager or Ale
2nd – Fernie Brewing – Sap Sucker Maple Porter

Fruit Beer
3rd – Fuggles & Warlock – The Last Strawberry
1st – Old Abbey Ales – Sour Raspberry

Herb & Spice Beer
2nd – Powell Street Brewery – Witbier with Ginger & Cardamom
1st – Off The Rail Brewing – Raj Mahal India Ale

Smoked Beer
3rd – Wheelhouse Brewing – Smokehouse Porter
1st – Coal Harbour – Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale

Barley Wine Style Ale
2nd – Howe Sound Brewing – Wooly Bugger Barley Wine

Wood & Barrel Aged Beer
3rd – Powell Street Brewing – Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter
2nd – Townsite Brewing – Barrel Aged Perfect Storm

Wood and Barrel Aged Sour Beer
3rd – Central City Brewers – Sour No. 1 Brown Ale

Flavoured Stout/Porter
3rd – Deep Cove Brewers – Chocolate Coconut Porter


2016 Canadian Brewing Awards Beer of the Year

Four Winds Brewing – Nectarous Dry Hopped Sour Ale


Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards!!!

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Dustan Sept is the founder of Beer Me BC. His passion for craft beer drove the creation of beermebc.com in 2012 and has been growing ever since. to learn more about the beermebc.com editorial team visit beermebc.com/the-beer-me-bc-team/.


  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous 28 May, 2016, 23:29

    Impressive!!! Not only that so many fine brews were honoured but that you got this up so fast. You are amazing Dustan!

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