The 2016 BC Beer Awards – This Year’s Big Overall Winners + Photos

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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
2 Gold
2 Bronze

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)

3 Gold
1 Silver
1 Bronze

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)

3 Gold
1 Silver

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)

2 Gold
1 Silver
3 Bronze

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)

3 Gold

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

The hardware for Steamworks Brewing

The hardware for Steamworks Brewing

The awards!

The awards!

Twin Sails is onto a few things with their new beers

Twin Sails is onto a few things with their new beers

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Powell River Representing

2016 is the Year of the mild

2016 is the Year of the mild

Wristbands Activate!

Wristbands Activate!

Hosting in plaid.

Hosting in plaid.

The top new brewery Fieldhouse Brewing takes home the Rookie of the Year award

The top new brewery Fieldhouse Brewing takes home the Rookie of the Year award

The Rookies of the Year!

The Rookies of the Year!

Strange Fellows Claiming thie prizes

Strange Fellows Claiming thie prizes

Parallel 49 Is a familiar face on this stage from years' past

Parallel 49 Is a familiar face on this stage from years’ past

This appears to be an interesting winners dance?

This appears to be an interesting winners dance?

Red Truck claimed two awards at this year's event

Red Truck claimed two awards at this year’s event

The big winner of the evening was Steamworks Brewery

The big winner of the evening was Steamworks Brewery

Yellow Dog's award claiming team

Yellow Dog’s award claiming team

All cameras count here

All cameras count here

Beers and awards - the theme of the evening

Beers and awards – the theme of the evening

Kamloops' Red Collar claiming hardware

Kamloops’ Red Collar claiming hardware

Townsite Brewing and their Perfect Storm Oatmeal Stout

Townsite Brewing and their Perfect Storm Oatmeal Stout

Ignore the shirt....

Ignore the shirt….

New Westminster claiming one of a few awards

New Westminster claiming one of a few awards

The "Trippel" Threat of 33 Acres (They look Euphoric)

The “Trippel” Threat of 33 Acres (They look Euphoric)

Central City's Team claiming one of 6 awards.

Central City’s Team claiming one of 6 awards.

Spotting Joe Wiebe is never difficult at an event like this

Spotting Joe Wiebe is never difficult at an event like this

BC's New Ale Trail Launched at this year's BC Beer Awards

BC’s New Ale Trail Launched at this year’s BC Beer Awards

Doan's Brewing

Doan’s Brewing

Suprisingly, Doan's used Rye in their Mild, this year's brewers challenge

Suprisingly, Doan’s used Rye in their Mild, this year’s brewers challenge

Awards are ready to be given

Awards are ready to be given

Whistler Brewing's Chestnut Ale is back

Whistler Brewing’s Chestnut Ale is back

Port Moody's Yellow Dog Brewing

Port Moody’s Yellow Dog Brewing

Dageraad's Impressive Lineup

Dageraad’s Impressive Lineup

Red Truck Brewing

Red Truck Brewing

Central City Brewers showing off the Super Stellar IPA

Central City Brewers showing off the Super Stellar IPA

 

 

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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/.

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  1. Ry Guy
    Ry Guy 16 October, 2016, 19:03

    No mention of Pablo Esco Gnar? 😉

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  2. Jerry Grant
    Jerry Grant 18 October, 2016, 14:26

    Our scoring system is slightly different, we give double the points to any award winners that are organic. This means that Nelson Brewing Company got an impressive 36 points, and is the best craft brewery in BC. Some pictures of our guys accepting the awards would be justified!

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