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2017 BC Canadian Brewing Awards Winners

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2017 BC Canadian Brewing Awards Winners

BC Breweries Win More than 1/3 of All 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards

The Results from the 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards are out and what a success they are! British Columbia Breweries & Cideries won a total of 54 awards out of a total of 155. Longstanding staple of BC craft beer, Mt. Begbie Brewing also won the coveted 2017 Brewery of the Year Award to go with their 2 gold and 2 bronze medals. Other highlights include where BC breweries swept the categories of English Style Pale Ale, Flavoured Stout and American Style Black Ale with.

There are also some newcomers to the stage at this year’s event where recent entrants into the brewing industry took home some hardware. Riot Brewing won a silver medal for their Good Vibrations Pilsner, Gladstone won Bronze for their Belgian Single and Luppolo Brewing won bronze for their Wild Pear Saison.

Take a look at the full roster of BC winners below. What do you think about how the awards landed in 2017?

2017 Brewery of the Year: Mt. Begbie Brewing Company

European Style Amber to Dark Lager
Bronze: Bomber Märzen, Bomber Brewing

Bock – Traditional German Style
Bronze: Central City Brewers and Distillers, Red Racer Dopplebock

Gold: Moon Under Water Brewery, POTTS PILS
Silver: Riot Brewing Co., Good Vibrations Classical Pilsner

German Style Kölsch
Gold: Mt. Begbie Brewing Company, High Country Kolsch
Silver: Axe & Barrel Brewery, King Kolsch

Baltic Porter
Gold: The Cannery Brewing Co., “Kiek in de Kök ” Baltic Porter

Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel
Silver: Townsite Brewing, Biere d’ Hiver

Belgian-Style Tripel
Silver: Four Winds Brewing Company Ltd, Triplicity Belgian Tripel

Belgian Style Abbey Ale/Pale Ale
Silver: Dageraad Brewing inc., Burnabarian
Bronze: Gladstone Brewing Co., Gladstone Single

Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
Bronze: Strathcona Beer Company, Strathcona Belgian Gold

French and Belgian Style Saison
Gold: Steamworks Brewing Co., Saison

Belgian-Style Brett Beer
Bronze: Luppolo Brewing Company, Luppolo Wild Saison with Pear

Belgian-Style Sour Ale
Bronze: Strange Fellows Brewing, Reynard

Gold: Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co., Blacksnake Porter
Silver: Yaletown Brewing Company, Valley of the Monks Porter

Brown Ale
Bronze: Powell Brewery, Dive Bomb

Scotch Ale
Bronze: Mt. Begbie Brewing Company, Brave Liver Scotch Ale

English Style Pale Ale
Gold: R&B Brewing Inc., Red Devil pale ale
Silver: Off The Rail Brewing Co., Off The Rail Classic Pale Ale
Bronze: Steamworks Brewpub Gastown, Commonwealth Pale Ale

English Bitters
Gold: Off The Rail Brewing Co., Off The Rail Belt Up ESB
Silver: Powell Brewery, Old Jalopy Pale Ale

Imperial Stout
Bronze: Bomber Brewing, Bomber Russian Imperial Stout

English Style India Pale Ale
Gold: Strathcona Beer Company, Strathcona British IPA
Silver: Off The Rail Brewing Co., Off The Rail Crazy Train IPA

North American Style Premium Lager
Silver: Red Truck Beer Company, Red Truck Lager

North American Style Amber Lager
Gold: Trading Post Brewing, Smuggler’s Trail Rye Amber Ale
Silver: Bad Tattoo Brewing Co., Los Muertos Cerveza Negra

North American Style Dark Lager
Silver: Tree Brewing Co., Red Lager

Cream Ale
Gold: Mt. Begbie Brewing Company, Begbie Cream Ale

American-Style Black Ale
Gold: Steamworks Brewing Co., Steamworks Black Angel IPA
Silver: Bomber Brewing, Absolute Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale
Bronze: Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, Raiden Black Rye IPA

American Style India Pale Ale
Gold: Powell Brewery, Lazy D’Haze IPA
Silver: Bridge Brewing Company, Side Cut IPA

American Style Imperial India Pale Ale
Silver: Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, Dry Dock Double IPA

American Belgo-Style Ale
Silver: Phillips Brewing & Malting Co, Electric Unicorn White IPA

American-style Sour Ale
Gold: Townsite Brewing, Blackberry Sour
Silver: Four Winds Brewing Company Ltd, Nectarous Dry Hopped Sour

Special Honey/Maple Lager or Ale
Silver: Fernie Brewing Co., Fernie Brewing Co. Sap Sucker Maple Porter

Herb and Spice Beer
Gold: Whistler Brewing Co., Whistler Chestnut Ale

Smoked Beer
Gold: Coal Harbour Brewing Co., Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale
Bronze: Yellow Dog Brewing Company, Shake A Paw Smoked Porter

Barley Wine-Style Ale – English-Style
Gold: Central City Brewers and Distillers, Thor’s Hammer

Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer – Dark Beer
Silver: Powell Brewery, Ode to Wallflower

Flavoured Stout/Porter
Gold: Hastings Mill Brewing Company, Griswold Winter Ale
Silver: Dead Frog Brewery, Reina de Fuego
Bronze: The Cannery Brewing Co., Thornless Blackberry Porter


New World Cider
Bronze: Lonetree Authentic Dry Cider, Lonetree Cider Company (BC)

Cider with Other Fruit
Silver: Lonetree Pear & Apple Cider, Lonetree Cider Company (BC)

Cider with Herbs/Spices
Silver: Broken Ladder Apples & Hops, BC Tree Fruits Cider (BC)

Specialty Cider
Bronze: The Wrangler, The BX Press (BC)

For a full list of National winners visit


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  2. Jimbo Jones
    Jimbo Jones 30 May, 2017, 08:19

    “There are also some newcomers to the stage at this year’s event…Gladstone won Bronze for their Belgian Single”

    Gladstone won something in 2015 if I’m not mistaken.

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  3. Daryl Nelsen
    Daryl Nelsen 6 June, 2017, 10:18

    Great article on the recent awards for BC Breweries! Looks like Hastings Mill Brewing Company got omitted from the flavoured stout/porter Category which it received Gold. Hastings Mill Brewing Company is formally Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse recently expanded with the installation of an onsite brew house. Feel free to check us out online or get in touch anytime. Cheers!

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