Vote now for the 2018 Growler B.C. Craft Beer Awards


It’s election time, and while choosing a new mayor, council and school board is very, very important, you know what else is important?


Heck yes it is! That’s why The Growler is launching its first-ever craft beer contest, celebrating all of the awesomeness that is B.C. craft beer. Unlike traditional beer awards, the Growlies will be decided by YOU, the beer-drinking public.

Between Oct. 3 and 22, you can vote online at for the beers and breweries you think are the best in B.C.

So who’s got the most stellar stout? The best bitter? The perfect pilsner? That’s for you to decide!

We’ve narrowed the field to between five and 10 nominees in each category with the help of our panel of craft beer experts from across the province. Your votes will determine the winners in each category, so vote today and have your say.

Since we can’t make the Growlies happen without your support and participation, those who take part in the online poll will be entered to win a super duper mega awesome craft beer prize package.

Once the polls close, the final votes will be counted to determine a winner for each category. The results will be published in The Growler’s Winter 2018 issue, out Dec. 1, 2018.

Thanks for participating and good luck!


Rob Mangelsdorf, editor

The Fall 2018 issue of The Growler is out now! You can find B.C.’s favourite craft beer guide at your local brewery, select private liquor stores, and on newsstands across the province.