CAMRA Vancouver Casts Their Votes for the Best in BC

2012_08_Victoria-89The annual Vancouver CAMRA awards have been announced for 2013. Or is it the 2012 awards announced in 2013? Either way the best beers, breweries, pubs and other beer related items have been ranked by Vancouver’s CAMRA members and this is how they stacked up. If anything here has not been checked off your list then you have your work cut out for you in the coming months.

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2013 CAMRA Vancouver Award Winners

Best Local Brewpub
Gold – Central City Brewing Company
Silver – Yaletown Brewing Company
Bronze – Steamworks Brewpub

Best BC Brewpub
Gold – Central City Brewing Company
Silver – Howe Sound Brewing
Bronze – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Best BC Brewery (non-brewpub)
Gold – Driftwood Brewery
Silver – Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Bronze – Red Racer Beer

Best Local Beer Establishment (Café, Bar, Pub, Taphouse, Restaurant, etc)
Gold – The Alibi Room
Silver – St. Augustine’s
Bronze – Biercraft

Best Local Beer Server/Bartender (knowledge, enthusiasm for Craft Beer
Gold – Nigel Springthorpe- The Alibi Room
Silver – Perrin Grauer – The Alibi Room
Bronze – Dan Parker – The Whip Gallery & Restaurant

Best Local Private Liquor Store (beer selection & service)
Gold – Brewery Creek Liquor Store
Silver – Legacy Liquor Store
Bronze – Firefly Wines & Ales

Best Local Cask Night
The Whip Gallery & Restaurant
Silver – St. Augustine’s
Bronze – Yaletown Brewing Company

Best Local Beer Event
Gold – Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Silver – Central City Winter Cask Festival – TIE
Silver – Central City Summer Cask Festival – TIE
Bronze – BC Beer Awards & CAMRA Harvest Cask Festival

Best BC Beer
Note: this is a beer must be available throughout the year, not an event one-off or a seasonal
Gold – Driftwood Brewery Fat Tug IPA
Silver – Central City Brewing Company – IPA
Bronze – Central City Brewing Company – ESB

Best BC Seasonal Beer
Gold – Driftwood Brewery – Singularity Russian Imperial Stout
Silver – Driftwood Brewery – Sartori Harvest IPA
Bronze – Central City Brewing Company – Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine

Best Local Beer Blogger or Writer
Gold – Barley Mowat
Silver – VanEast BeerBlog
Bronze – Joe Wiebe – Thirsty Writer

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Dustan Sept

Dustan Sept is the founder of Beer Me BC. His passion for craft beer drove the creation of in 2012. To learn more about the editorial team visit

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