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Here are all the winners of the 2019 B.C. Beer Awards

The B.C. Beer Awards celebrated its 10 th anniversary Saturday night, with Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewery Diploma Program taking the top prize as Brewery of the Year.

The B.C. Beer Awards celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday night, with Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewery Diploma Program taking the top prize as Brewery of the Year. KPU’s student-run brewery picked up five individual medals for its beers, including a gold for its Birra Rossa in the North American Amber & Brown Ale category.

Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing picked up the most medals, with seven beers picking up awards, including golds for Burnabarian (Belgian Ale), Five (Saison) and 10° (Strong Belgian Ale). The Belgian-inspired brewery ran a clean sweep of the Strong Belgian Ale category, in addition to picking up a pair of medals for best bottle and can design.

Richmond’s Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks won the coveted Best In Show award for its Pixel Pils, which won gold in the German Pilsner category. Brewhall Beer Co. took home the CBC People’s Choice Award for the second year in a row, with its Azedo Tropical Fruit Sour.

Victoria’s Île Sauvage Brewing won the Rookie of the Year award for best new brewery, while Four Winds Brewing won the Brewers’ Challenge for wood-aged beer with its Cherry Operis.

Vancouver Island breweries picked up six golds, including Vancouver Island Brewing (Hermannator, Dark & Strong European Beer), Twin City Brewing Company (Late Bloomer Strawberry Hibiscus Sour, Specialty Fruit Beer), Île Sauvage Brewing Company (Shiro Shiro, European Sour), 4 Mile Brewing Co. (Hazy Citra Pale Ale, North American Pale Ale), White Sails Brewing (Bastion Blonde Ale, North American Blonde Ale), Gladstone Brewing (Porter, North American Port & Stout).

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewing Diploma Program won five medals as well as Brewery of the Year at the 2019 B.C. Beer Awards. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Brewery of the Year

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewer Diploma Program

Best in Show

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks – Pixel Pils

Rookie of the Year

Île Sauvage Brewing Company

People’s Choice

Azedo Tropical Fruit Sour, Brewhall Beer Co.

Brewers Challenge

Cherry Operis, Four Winds Brewing Co.

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks won Best in Show for its Pixel Pils. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

International Lager

  1. Vidal, Townsite Brewing
  2. Elementary Lager, Four Winds Brewing Co.
  3. Hashtag Basic, Electric Bicycle Brewing

Pale German Beer

  1. Köl Story Bro Kölsch, Brewhall Beer Co.
  2. Skyline Lager, Bomber Brewing Co.
  3. The Adams Family Festbier, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

German Pils

  1. Pixel Pils, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
  2. Simple Things, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
  3. Beldame, Strange Fellows Brewing

Amber European Beer

  1. Marzen, R&B Brewing Co
  2. Red Pilsner, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
  3. Helles Lager, Trading Post Brewing

Dark & Strong European Beer

  1. Hermannator Ice Bock, Vancouver Island Brewing
  2. May the Schwarz Be With You, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  3. Dominion Dark Lager, Vancouver Island Brewing

The team from Dageraad Brewing celebrates its nine medals at the B.C. Beer Awards. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

German Wheat Beer

  1. Heftechnik, Brassneck Brewery
  2. Chefs Hef, R&B Brewing Co.
  3. 50/50 Hefeweizen, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

UK Pale Ale

  1. Papa G’s ESB, The Noble Pig Brewhouse
  2. Bomber Pale Ale, Bomber Brewing Co.
  3. Backroads Brewing Pale Ale, Backroads Brewing Company

UK Brown Ale

  1. Wee Angry Scotch Ale, Russell Brewing Company
  2. Rail Ale Nut Brown, Howe Sound Brewing
  3. Outboard Motor Oatmeal Porter, The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery

UK Stout

  1. Sasquatch Stout, Old Yale Brewing
  2. Tactical Turtleneck, Another Beer Company Inc.
  3. Cold Steeped Irish Stout, The Bakery Brewing

Île Sauvage Brewing. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Strong Ale

  1. Woolly Bugger, Howe Sound Brewing
  2. Melle Meo, Howe Sound Brewing
  3. Wayfarer, Strange Fellows Brewing

Fruit Beer

  1. Tropical Tart, Steamworks Brewing Co.
  2. Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose, Ravens Brewing Company
  3. Moon Dance Mango Wheat, Old Yale Brewing

Specialty Fruit Beer

  1. Late Bloomer Strawberry Hibiscus Sour, Twin City Brewing Company
  2. Asking For A Friend, Backcountry Brewing
  3. De Witte, Dageraad Brewing

Spice Beer

  1. Yoga Pants Cucumber Basil Sour, Electric Bicycle Brewing
  2. Flex Mex, Twin Sails Brewing
  3. Nightwatch, Lighthouse Brewing Co.

The 101 Brewhouse and Distillery. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Smoke- & Wood-Aged Beer

  1. The Great Gratzer, Moody Ales
  2. Ignis Lichtenhainer, House of Funk Brewing Company
  3. Loral Brett Saison, Île Sauvage Brewing Company

Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

  1. Punch’s Farmhouse Ale, Mayne Island Brewing Company
  2. Debauchery Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, House of Funk Brewing Company
  3. Scarlet, Steamworks Brewing Co.

European Sour

  1. Shiro Shiro, Île Sauvage Brewing Company
  2. Troika, Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
  3. Little Red One, Strange Fellows Brewing

Specialty Beer

  1. Whiskey Sour Ale, Field House Brewing Co.
  2. Pilsbo Baggins New Zealand Pilsner, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  3. Gulagubben, Whistle Buoy Brewing Co.

BREWHALL Beer Co. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

North American Light Beer

  1. No Brainer, Brassneck Brewery
  2. Red Racer Summer Crush Hopped Lager, Central City Brewers + Distillers
  3. Cream Ale, Gladstone Brewing Company

North American Blonde Ale

  1. Bastion Blonde Ale, White Sails Brewing
  2. Ballpark Blonde, Red Arrow Brewing Company
  3. Royal City Ale, Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

North American Pale Ale

  1. Hazy Citra Pale Ale, 4 Mile Brewing Co.
  2. Palida, Andina Brewing
  3. Hazy Pale Ale, Steamworks Brewing Co.

North American Amber & Brown Ale

  1. Birra Rossa, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  2. Easy Amber, Nelson Brewing Co
  3. Midnight Umber, Red Arrow Brewing Company

Mayne Island Brewing. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

North American Porter & Stout

  1. Porter, Gladstone Brewing Company
  2. Rye Stout, Doan’s Craft Beer Company
  3. Bomber Russian Imperial Stout, Bomber Brewing Co.

North American IPA

  1. Bomber IPA, Bomber Brewing Co.
  2. Shipwreck, Lighthouse Brewing Co.
  3. Play Dead IPA, Yellow Dog Brewing

Specialty IPA

  1. Ferocious Wild IPA, Yellow Dog Brewing
  2. Sipasaurus Rex, Backroads Brewing Company
  3. Slingshot Session IPA, Fernie Brewing Co.

Hazy IPA

  1. Exp.003.Mkvi – Fluffy Cloud IPA, 33 Brewing Experiment
  2. Neon Lights Pale Ale, Brewhall Beer Co.
  3. Dreamboat Hazy IPA, The Parkside Brewery

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Imperial IPA

  1. Psychosis 7 DIPA, Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
  2. Numbskull, Lighthouse Brewing Co.
  3. One Trick Pony, Brassneck Brewery

Belgian Ale

  1. Burnabarian, Dageraad Brewing
  2. La Tenace Belgian Single, Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
  3. Icefields Pale Ale, Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.

Honorable Mention: Jongleur Strange, Fellows Brewing


  1. Five, Dageraad Brewing
  2. Small Wonder, Brassneck Brewery
  3. The Pass, Dageraad Brewing (collab w/ Blindman)

Strong Belgian Ale

  1. 10°, Dageraad Brewing
  2. Rosetta, Dageraad Brewing
  3. Blonde, Dageraad Brewing

Honorable Mention: 33 Acres of Euphoria, 33 Acres Brewing Co.

Wild Ale

  1. Strange Resemblance, Strange Fellows Brewing
  2. Mixtape Series: Dry Hopped Sour, Boombox Brewing
  3. Pinkies Out Tropical Sour, Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.

Specialty Wild Ale

  1. Mountain View Black Currant Sour, Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
  2. Noble Blend Mixed Culture Saison, Yellow Dog Brewing
  3. Rose Changeling, Brassneck Brewery

Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Dan Small Homebrew Award

Andrew Swanton, The Answers to Life The Universe and Everything Dark Mild

Best Flight Paddle

Andina Brewing

Best Growler Design

Andina Brewing

Best Merch/Apparel

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

Great Canadian Beer Festival founders John Rowling and Gerry Hieter accept their Legend awards. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Best Tasting Room Design

Electric Bicycle Brewing

Best Tap Handle Design

Boombox Brewing

Best Label Design – Can

Dageraad Brewing – Murder City

Best Label Design – Bottle

Dageraad Brewing – Antwerpen Tripel

Dageraad Brewing. Rob Mangelsdorf photo

Best Packaging Design

Vancouver Island Brewing – Pod Pack

Best Website Design

Brewhall Beer Co.

Best Social Media Presence

Backcountry Brewing

Innovator of the Year

Twin Sails Brewing

Legend Awards

  • John Rowling & Gerry Hieter
  • Nancy More
  • Gerry Erith