2014 BC Beer Awards

2014 BC Beer Awards Results – The Best of the Best in BC Craft Beer

2014 BC Beer Awards
2014 BC Beer Awards
The Results are in: Winners of the 2014 BC Beer Awards

The BC Beer Awards are the most prestigious honour for craft beer in a province where the industry is absolutely on fire. The 2014 BC Beer Awards took place on October 25, 2014 at East Vancouver’s Croatian Cultural Centre where BC’s top beer took home the hardware. BC Breweries young and old took home top prizes showing the diversity, experience and new energy which is fueling this booming business.


The 2014 BC Beer Awards were awarded as follows:

Best of Show

Yellow Dog Brewing Company – Shake A Paw Smoked Brown Porter

Light Lager – 22 Beers entered

Turning Point Brewing Company – Stanley Park Noble Pilsner
OK Springs – Okanagan Spring 1516
Hoyne Brewing Company – Helios-Dortmunder Golden Lager

Pilsner – 22 Beers

Steamworks Pilsner – Steamworks Brewing Company
Barley Station Brew Pub – Canoe Creek Pilsner
Russell Brewing Company – Lager

Special Lager – 17 Beers

Tree Brewing Company – Captivator Doppelbock
Pacific Western Brewing – Pacific Schwarzbock
Persephone Brewing Company – Black Lager

Hybrids – 37 Beers

Steamworks Brewing Company – Steamworks Brewpub Kolsch
Phillips Brewing Company – Slipstream Ale
R&B Brewing Company – Sun God Wheat Ale

German Wheat/Rye – 10 Beers

Moon Under Water Brewery – This Is Hefeweizen
Moon Under Water Brewery – Moon Berliner Style – Weisse
Big Ridge Brewing Company – Big Ridge Dunkleweizen

UK Ales – 40 Beers

Tin Whistle Brewing Company – Stag Apple Scotch Ale
Bowen Island Brewing – Snug Cove ESB
Moon Under Water Brewery – Wee Woody

North American Ales – 48 Beers

Main Sreet Brewing Company – Main Street Sessional IPA
Phillips Brewing Company – Coulrophobia IRA
Rossland Beer Company – Paydirt Pale Ale

Porter/Brown – 30 Beers

Yellow Dog Brewing Company – Shake A Paw Smoked Brown Porter
Powell Street Brewing Company – Dive Bomb Porter
Lighthouse Brewing Company – Road Trip Fresh Hopped Dark Ale

Belgian/French – 45 Beers

Driftwood Brewing Company – White Bark Witbier
Dageraad Brewing – De Witte
Four Winds Brewing Company – Juxtapose Brett IPA

Vegetable/Spice Beer – 27 Beers

Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Lost Souls
Howe Sound Brewing – Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Fuggles & Warlock Craftwerks – Bean Me Up Espresso Milk Stout

Stout – 24 Beers

Persephone Brewing Company – Dry Irish Stout
Dead Frog Brewing Company – Commander Imperial Stout (2013)
Dead Frog Brewing Company – Commander Imperial Stout (2014)


North American IPA – 44 Beers

High Mountian Brewing Company – 5 Rings IPA
Four Winds Brewing Company – Four Winds IPA
Central City Brewers and Distillers – Red Racer IPA

Imperial IPA – 14 Beers

Brassneck Brewery – One Trick Pony
Central City Brewers and Distillers – Red Racer Imperial IPA
Bomber Brewing Company – SuperPest

Fruit/Sour – 24 Beers

Driftwood Brewing Company – Bird Of Prey- Flanders Red
Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Schwarzwald
Brassneck Brewery – Peach Changeling

Strong – 16 Beers

Steamworks Brewery – Steamworks Blitzen
Townsite Brewing Company – Biere D’Hiver
Howe Sound Brewing – Wooly Bugger Barley Wine

Specialty – 29 Beers

Granville Island Brewing – Lost In The Barrels
Moon Under Water Brewery – Year 2
Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Salty Scot

Smoke/Wood – 16 Beers

Central City Brewers and Distillers – Thor’s Hammer Barrel Aged
Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Braggot
Brassneck Brewery – Inerita II

Dan Small Homebrew Award

Matt Anderson – Anderson Estate IPA – Fresh Hopped
Grayson Barke – Harvest Rye IPA
Brad Johnson – Squashmonster


About Author

Dustan Sept

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


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  3. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 3 November, 2014, 14:49

    Like every year it was a great event with so many deserving beers and breweries that won. I look forward to what happens next year!

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