How The Breweries Stack Up – 2016 BC Beer Awards Recap & Photos
The BC Beer Awards are complete and you can see the full results for all categories here. Stepping back from the trees to see the awards as a forest we can take a look at who the overall winners were from this year’s awards. In order to do so, we have applied a score to each award based on its significance and importance in the grand scheme of things. Here is how the score was applied:
Best in Show – 10 points
People’s Choice – 8 points
Rookie of the Year – 8 Points
Category Gold – 5 points
Category Silver – 3 points
Category Bronze – 1 point
How the Breweries Stack Up
1st Place – Steamworks Brewery (22 points)
Best in Show
Steamworks Brewery cleaned up thanks to their new Flagship IPA. Taking a gold medal and Best In Show for 15 points clinched the top spot for the Burnaby based brewery. Most notable about this win though is the fact that Steamworks has won Best in Show in three of the seven BC Beer Awards events to date. That is an impressive feat.
2nd Place – Dageraad Brewing (19 Points)
Also an impressive run for Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing. 3 gold medals tied Dageraad for top spot in 1st place finishes. Specializing in bottle conditioned, Belgian style beers it is clear that they are onto something good here.
3rd Place – Nelson Brewing Co. (18 Points)
Nelson Brewing’s 3rd place spot is possibly the biggest surprise in the mix. With three gold medals Nelson is clawing back at the BC market with classic recipes that have been in their core lineup.
4th Place – Central City Brewers & Distillers (16 Points)
Central City took home awards for their well known Thor’s Hammer and Pilsner. They also have a few mystery seasonals that won awards giving them 4th place overall.
5th Place – 33 Acres Brewing Co. (15 Points)
33 Acres has become a silent killer at awards events. With three gold medals they are clearly taking a go big, or go home approach to their beer.
6th – Parallel 49 Brewing (13 points)
7th – Brassneck Brewing (12 points)
8th – Barkerville Brewing (11 points)
8th – Foamers’ Folley Brewing (11 points)
8th – Steel & Oak Brewing (11 points)
8th – Strange Fellows Brewing (11 points)
Photos from the 2016 BC Beer Awards