bc beer awards

you're coming to the bc beer awards, right?
hosted by the awesome stephen quinn
and full of delicious beers
i see absolutely no reason for you not to go!
ticket prices go up on october 10th so get your tix now

Vancouver, BC (August 19, 2014): The 5th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 4-9pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive). The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from across the province. A one-day only event, it features both the craft beer festival and the BC Beer Awards ceremony hosted by Stephen Quinn. There will be 4 Education Classes available this year at a cost of $15.00 each, taught by some our industry’s top talents. New this year is a snazzier event. There will be beer, balloons, glitter, a photobooth, and there may even be a crown.

Early bird tickets are $27 (plus tax) for the BC Beer Awards & Festival. Ticket prices will increase to $32 October 10, 2014. All tickets for the Education Classes will also be available Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at http://www.bcbeerawards.com.

The Full Story:

The BC Beer Awards & Festival (BCBA) has become one of the most anticipated beer tasting festivals in the Lower Mainland.

Due to the huge success of last year’s event, we will be returning to the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver). The look will be a little bit different. We’ll be dimming the lights and adding some glitter making BCBA THE awards event of the year.

This year, there will be 4 Education Classes to choose from. The classes, taught by our industry’s finest, will be, Off Flavours, Malts, History of Beer, and Hops. We have also increased this years class sizes to accommodate their popularity. Tickets will cost $15 each.

Tickets for both the BC Beer Awards & Festival and the Education Classes will go on sale Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Early Bird price of $27 via http://www.bcbeerward.com. On October 10, 2014 ticket price increases to $32 (plus taxes)

Last year's BC Beer Awards judging drew over 400 unique entries from over 40 BC breweries and brewpubs, with winners selected in 12 distinct categories. Judges included certified beer judges, cicerones, sommeliers, journalists, as well as noted beer and food lovers. The BC Beer Awards adheres to standards set by the Internationally-recognized Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP).

The mandate of the BC Beer Awards is to reward excellent beers even if not brewed exactly to strict style guidelines. Secondary is ensuring that every beer brewed in BC can be entered regardless of whether it fits in a style or not. Craft Brewers across the province are well-known for their innovation and creativity, something that the BCBA organizers are keen to help celebrate.

The BC Beer Awards & Festival is generously supported by Vancouver Brewery Tours, Chrislan Cermaics, Donnelly Group, Hops Connect, and Canada Malting.

For more information, please visit their website at BCBeerAwards.com or follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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