The Best in BC Craft Beer – 2017 People’s Choice Awards

The 2017 Beer Me BC People’s Choice Awards

BeerMeBC-BESTINBCYour Votes Tallied – The Best in BC Craft Beer

In the Fifth annual BC craft beer survey we asked you, BC craft beer drinkers, about your favourite events breweries and beers. Compiling the results we have come up with the top 5 in each category. From Best Craft Beer Event to Best BC Craft Beer, here are the 2017 Beer Me BC People’s Choice Awards. New for 2018 we have added a Best Packaging Design category.

What do you think about how people voted this year? Is this an accurate representation of the best BC craft beer has to offer? Let us know your opinion in the comment section below.

Best BC Craft Beer Event

  1. Great Canadian Beer Festival
  2. Vancouver Craft Beer Week
  3. Farmhouse Fest
  4. Whistler Village Beer Festival
  5. BC Beer Awards


Best Spring/Summer Seasonal BC Craft Beer

  1. Red Racer India Session Ale
  2. Stanley Park Sunsetter
  3. Bomber Brewing Park Life
  4. Fuggles & Warlock The Last Strawberry
  5. Parallel 49 Tricycle Radler


Best Fall/Winter Seasonal BC Craft Beer

  1. Granville Island Lions Winter Ale
  2. Driftwood Sartori Harvest Fresh Hop IPA
  3. Whistler Brewing Chestnut Ale
  4. Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock
  5. Driftwood Singularity Imperial Stout


Best Packaging Design

  1. Driftwood
  2. Parallel 49
  3. Phillips
  4. Four Winds
  5. Tie – Superflux & Twin Sails


Most Often Consumed BC Craft Beer

  1. Driftwood Fat Tug IPA
  2. Phillips Blue Buck
  3. Steamworks Flagship IPA
  4. Hoyne Dark Matter
  5. Red Racer ISA


Best New BC Craft Brewery

  1. Back Country
  2. Andina
  3. Lupollo
  4. Mariner
  5. Riot


Best BC Craft Brewery

  1. Brassneck
  2. Four Winds
  3. Field House
  4. Yellow Dog
  5. Phillips


Best BC Craft Beer

  1. Driftwood Fat Tug IPA
  2. Hoyne Dark Matter
  3. Four Winds Nectarous
  4. Yellow Dog Play Dead IPA
  5. Four Winds IPA

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2017 BC Craft Beer Survey. The results of the 2017 People’s Choice Awards wouldn’t be possible without you!

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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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    […] The Great Canadian Beer Festival is truly an award-winning event. Of course the locals are proud of it, but it’s not just voted best in Victoria. It’s won the Beer Me BC People’s Choice Award for Best BC Craft Beer Event in all three BC-wide surveys to date, from 2015 to 2017. […]

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