CAMRA Vancouver

Awards

The CAMRA Vancouver Awards

CAMRA-Vancouver-Awards

Each year our branch of the Campaign for Real Ale conducts a poll of its members to recognize local and regional excellence in craft brewing and craft beer services. Members can vote online and then we tally them during the month of January so the winners can be presented with their awards at CAMRA Vancouver’s Annual General Meeting. We are very excited to announce this year’s winners.

2014 Awards

Best Beer Label Artwork
1st Place: Driftwood Fat Tug 2015

Best Beer Name
1st Place: Parallel 49 Toques of Hazard White Imperial IPA

Best Local Beer Blogger or Writer
1st Place: Barley Mowat
2nd Place: Joe Weibe
3rd Place: 2 way tie between Rebecca Whyman and Mike Garson

Best BC Seasonal Beer
1st Place: Driftwood Sartori IPA
2nd Place: Driftwood Singularity Russian Imperial Stout
3rd Place: Four Winds Saison Brett

Best BC Beer
1st Place: Driftwood Fat Tug IPA
2nd Place: Yellow Dog Play Dead IPA
3rd Place Brassneck Passive Aggressive Dry Hopped Pale Ale

Best Local Beer Event
1st Place: Vancouver Craft Beer Week
2nd Place: Hoppapalooza
3rd Place: BC Beer Awards & Festival

Best Local Cask Night
1st Place: St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen
2nd Place: Yaletown Brewing Company
3rd Place: The Railway Club

Best Local Private Liquor Store
1st Place: The Brewery Creek Liquor Store
2nd Place: Legacy Liquor Store
3rd Place: Darby’s Liquor Store

Best Local Beer Server
1st Place: Tied between Kai Miller and Alex Wilson
2nd Place: Nigel Springthorpe
3rd Place: Nicole Coetzee Forest-Smith

Best Local Beer Establishment
1st Place: St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen
2nd Place: BierCraft Restaurant
3rd Place: CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver

Best BC Brewpub
1st Place: Howe Sound Brewing Company
2nd Place: Yaletown Brewing Company
3rd Place: Moon Under Water Brewpub

Best Local Brewpub
1st Place: Yaletown Brewing Company
2nd Place: Steamworks Brewpub
3rd Place: Howe Sound Brewing Company

Best BC Brewery
1st Place: Four Winds Brewing Company
2nd Place: Brassneck Brewery
3rd Place: Yellow Dog Brewing Company

2013 Awards

Best Local Brewpub
Gold – Central City Brewing Company
Silver – Yaletown Brewing Company
Bronze – Steamworks Brewpub

Best BC Brewpub
Gold – Central City Brewing Company
Silver – Howe Sound Brewing
Bronze – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Best BC Brewery (non-brewpub)
Gold – Driftwood Brewery
Silver – Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Bronze – Red Racer Beer

Best Local Beer Establishment (Café, Bar, Pub, Taphouse, Restaurant, etc)
Gold – The Alibi Room
Silver – St. Augustine’s
Bronze – Biercraft

Best Local Beer Server/Bartender (knowledge, enthusiasm for Craft Beer
GoldNigel Springthorpe- The Alibi Room
Silver – Perrin Grauer – The Alibi Room
Bronze – Dan Parker – The Whip Gallery & Restaurant

Best Local Private Liquor Store (beer selection & service)
Gold – Brewery Creek Liquor Store
Silver – Legacy Liquor Store
Bronze – Firefly Wines & Ales

Best Local Cask Night
The Whip Gallery & Restaurant
Silver – St. Augustine’s
Bronze – Yaletown Brewing Company

Best Local Beer Event
Gold – Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Silver – Central City Winter Cask Festival – TIE
Silver – Central City Summer Cask Festival – TIE
Bronze – BC Beer Awards & CAMRA Harvest Cask Festival

Best BC Beer
Note: this is a beer must be available throughout the year, not an event one-off or a seasonal

Gold – Driftwood Brewery Fat Tug IPA
Silver – Central City Brewing Company – IPA
Bronze – Central City Brewing Company – ESB

Best BC Seasonal Beer
Gold – Driftwood Brewery – Singularity Russian Imperial Stout
Silver – Driftwood Brewery – Sartori Harvest IPA
Bronze – Central City Brewing Company – Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine

Best Local Beer Blogger or Writer
Gold – Barley Mowat
Silver – VanEast BeerBlog
Bronze – Joe Wiebe – Thirsty Writer

2012 Awards

Best Local Brewpub
Gold – Central City Brewing Company
Silver – Steamworks Brewing Company
Bronze – Yaletown Brewing Company

Best BC Brewpub
Gold – Central City Brewing Company
Silver – Howe Sound Brewing
Bronze – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Best BC Brewery (non-brewpub)
Gold – Driftwood Brewery
Silver – Red Racer Beer
Bronze – Phillips Brewing Co

Best Local Beer Establishment (Café, Bar, Pub, Taphouse, Restaurant, etc)
Gold – Alibi Room
Silver – St. Augustine’s
Bronze – The Whip Gallery Restaurant

Best Local Beer Server/Bartender (knowledge, enthusiasm for Craft Beer)
Gold – Nigel Springthorpe
Silver – Alibi Room – All Servers & Bartenders
Bronze – St. Augustine’s – All Servers & Bartenders

Best Local Private Liquor Store (beer selection & service)
Gold – Firefly Fine Wines & Ales – TIE
Gold – Brewery Creek Liquor Store – TIE
Silver – Legacy Liquor Store
Bronze – Central City Liquor Store

Best Local Cask Night
Gold – The Whip Gallery Restaurant – Real Ale Sundays
Silver – St. Augustine’s – Manichean Mondays
Bronze – Yaletown Brewing Company – Making it Real (Ale)

Best Local Beer Event
Gold – Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Silver – CAMRA Vancouver & Malone’s Urban Drinkery – Oktoberfest & Harvestfest  – TIE
Silver – Central City Summer Cask Festival – TIE
Bronze – Alibi Room 300th Tap Rotation

Best BC Beer
Note: this is a beer must be available throughout the year, not an event one-off or a seasonal

Gold – Driftwood Brewery – Fat Tug IPA
Silver – Red Racer Beer – IPA
3) Crannog Ales – Back Hand of God – TIE
Bronze – Red Racer Beer – ESB – TIE

Best BC Seasonal Beer
Gold – Driftwood Brewery – Sartori Harvest IPA
Silver – Driftwood Brewery – Flanders Red
Bronze – Central City Brewing Company – Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine

Best Local Beer Blogger or Writer
Gold – Leo Nomoto – Vancouver Beer Blog
Silver – Paddy Treavor – VanEest  Beer Blog
Bronze – Barley Mowat

2011 Awards

Best Local Brewpub
Gold – Central City Brewing Co
Silver – Howe Sounds Brewing
Bronze – Yaletown Brewing Co

Best Local Beer Cafe or Restaurant
Gold -The Whip Gallery & Restaurant
Silver – Rogue Wetbar
Bronze – Six Acres Cafe

Best Local Tap House or Pub
Gold – The Alibi Room
Silver – St. Augustine’s
Bronze – London Pub
Bronze – Biercraft
Bronze – The Railway Club

Best Local Liquor Store (Private)
Gold – Brewery Creek
Silver – Firefly Cambie
Bronze – Viti Wines & Lagers

Best Local Cask Night
Gold – The Whip Gallery & Restaurant “Real Ale Sundays”
Silver – St. Augustine’s “Manichean Mondays”
Bronze – Yaletown Brewing Co “Making it Real (Ale)”

Best Local Beer Event 2010
Gold – Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2010
Silver – CAMRA Vancouver Winterfest of Ale at St. Augustine’s
Bronze – The Alibi Room 200th Tap Rotation

Best BC Brewery – Non Brewpub
Gold – Driftwood Brewery
Silver – Red Racer Beer
Bronze – Phillips Brewing Company

Best BC Beer (non-seasonal, available all year)
Gold -Red Racer IPA
Silver -Red Racer ESB
Bronze -Crannog Backhand of God

Best BC Seasonal
Gold -Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA
Silver – Central City Thor’s Hammer
Bronze – Howe Sounds Pothole Filler

2010 Awards

Best Local Brewpub
Gold – Central City Brewing
Silver – Steamworks
Bronze – Dix Barbecue and Brewery

Best Local Beer Cafe, Pub, or Restaurant
Gold – Alibi Room
Silver – The Whip Restaurant & Gallery
Bronze – The Railway Club

Best Local Liquor Store
Gold – The Brewery Creek Liquor Store
Silver – BCL 39th & Cambie
Bronze – Firefly Fine Wines & Ales

Best Local Cask Night
Gold – Dix Cask Thursdays
Silver – The Whip Real Ale Sundays
Bronze – Yaletown Making it Real (Ale)

Best Local Beer Event
Gold – Alibi Room 100th Beer Menu Rotation
Silver – Dix X-mas X-treme
Bronze – CAMRA on a Mission to Mission

Best BC Brewery
Gold – Phillips Brewing
Silver – Driftwood Brewery (tie)
Silver – Red Racer aka Central City Brewing (tie)

Best BC Beer
Gold – Red Racer IPA
Silver – Phillips Longboat Double Chocolate Porter
Silver – Crannog Back Hand of God Stout

Best BC Seasonal Beer
Gold – Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA (tie)
Gold – Phillips Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale (tie)
Bronze – Phillips The Hammer Imperial Stout

2009 Awards

Best Local Brewpub
Gold – Dix BBQ & Brewery
Silver – Central City Brewing
Bronze – Yaletown Brewing

Best Local Beer Café, Pub or Restaurant
Gold – The Alibi Room
Silver – The Whip Restaurant & Gallery
Bronze – The Wolf & Hound

Best Local Liquor Store
Gold – Brewery Creek Cold Beer & Wine Store
Silver – Firefly Fine Wines and Ales
Bronze – BCLS Signature Store (39th& Cambie)

Best Local Beer Event
Gold – The Whip Real Ale Sundays
Silver – CAMRA on a Mission to Mission (tie)
Silver – Feast of Five Firkins (tie)

Best BC Brewery
Gold – Phillips Brewing Co, Victoria
Silver – Storm Brewing Ltd, Vancouver
Bronze – Crannog Ales, Sorrento (tie)
Bronze – R&B Brewing, Vancouver (tie)

Best BC Beer
Gold – Central City Empire IPA
Silver – Storm Black Plague Stout
Bronze – Crannóg Back Hand of God Stout

Best BC Seasonal Beer
Gold – Yaletown Oud Bruin
Silver – Steamworks The Grand Espresso Stout
Bronze – Granville Island Winter Ale

2008 Awards

Best Local Brewpub
Gold – Steamworks
Silver – Central City Brewing
Bronze – Dix BBQ & Brewing

Best Local Beer Café, Pub or Restaurant
Gold – The Whip Restaurant & Gallery
Silver – The Alibi Room
Bronze – The Railway Club

Best Local Liquor Store
Gold – Brewery Creek Cold Beer & Wine Store
Silver – BCLS Signature Store (39th & Cambie)
Bronze – Firefly Fine Wines and Ales

Best Local Beer Event
Gold – The Whip Real Ales Sundays
Silver – Dix Cask Thursdays
Bronze – CAMRA on a Mission to Mission

Best BC Brewery
Gold – Phillips Brewing Co, Victoria
Silver – Crannog Ales, Sorrento
Bronze – Storm Brewing Ltd, Vancouver

Best BC Beer
Gold – Central City Empire IPA
Silver – Storm Black Plague Stout
Bronze – Crannóg Back Hand of God Stout

Best BC Seasonal Beer
Gold – Steamworks Grand Espresso Stout
Silver – R&B Auld Nick
Bronze – Granville Island Merry Monks Doppelbock

2007 Awards

Best Local Brewpub
Gold – Mission Springs Brewing, Mission
Silver – Dix BBQ & Brewery, Vancouver
Bronze – Steamworks Brewing Co, Vancouver

Best Local Beer Café, Pub or Restaurant
Gold – The Whip Restaurant & Gallery, Vancouver
Silver – The Railway Club, Vancouver
Bronze – The Raven Neighbourhood Pub, North Vancouver

Best BC Brewery
Gold – Phillips Brewing Co, Victoria
Silver – Storm Brewing Ltd, Vancouver
Bronze – Crannog Ales, Sorrento

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