The 8th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 4 - 10pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from across the province and hosts over 65 BC breweries.
We are pleased to announce a new format this year! Ticket holders now have a choice of two ticket types. The VIP Awards Hour ticket grants early entry at 4pm and live viewing of the awards ceremony hosted by CBC's Stephen Quinn. These tickets will be for industry folks and a limited number available to the public. The General Admission ticket, which runs 5 - 10pm does not include the live awards ceremony viewing and still offers a full 5 hours of festival as before.
Awards will be presented for 30 categories. Awards include CBC People's Choice Award, Richards Buell Sutton LLP Rookie of the Year Award and the Krones Brewers Challenge. You asked and we heard you - NEW this year - The Tap & Barrel Brewery of the Year Award and more surprises to come! Last year the BC Beer Awards challenged Brewers to show off the wonders of the almighty Mild Ale. This year we want them to SMaSH it out of the park, by showcasing how a single malt and single hop can really make a beer shine! The Growler will once again host a Brewer’s Collaboration booth. Also returning to the festival will be our community booths, food trucks and event sponsors! Once the awards ceremony is over, guests will enjoy live music by Paul Filek in the second ballroom. We’ll also have a selection of BC Ciders, presented by The BC Farmed Craft Cider Association!
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Time: 4 - 10pm
NEW THIS YEAR - VIP Awards Hour from 4-5pm!
New - VIP Awards Hour $55 (plus taxes and fees) 4-5pm (Full event is 4-10pm)
A limited # of tickets will be on sale Tuesday, Aug 15th at 10am. This special ticket gets you in the door for the Live Awards Presentation, where you’ll be surrounded by industry, all the winners and your closest beer friends. You will also get a VIP welcome drink and leave with a VIP swag bag.
Early Bird General Admission Tickets $35 (plus taxes and fees) 5-10pm
On sale Tuesday, Aug 15th at 10am
All tickets includes 4 drink tokens as well as a 5oz taster glass (yours to take home).
Additional 5oz tokens are $2 each. There is an ATM on site.
On Oct 1st, the tickets increase to $40 (plus taxes and fees) however, for the last several years we have SOLD OUT before that day.*
The Growler - Collaboration Booth
BC Hospitality Foundation
BC Ale Trail
What’s Brewing BC
Vine & hops Wine and Craft Beer Tours
A Loving Spoonful will be manning the coat check!
Know anyone who wants to volunteer? Sign up here! http://bit.ly/2pE6rOg
As with all of our events, we’re strictly 19+, IDs are mandatory and will be checked at the door. Serving It Right rules apply. Do not drink and drive. Sorry, no refunds. ATM on site.
BC Beer Awards
Questions? Email Amanda Barry-Butchart at amanda(at)bcbeerawards.com
Croatian Cultural Centre
Commercial Drive 3250