CAMRA Vancouver Announces 2010 Awards & Vancouver Craft Beer Week

VANCOUVER, BC – The Vancouver chapter of the Campaign for Real Ale British Columbia (CAMRA BC) announced the results of its annual members poll this past week, recognizing excellence in brewing and beer service in Vancouver and surrounding areas.

Categories awarded include Best Local Brewpub, Best Local Beer Event, Best BC Brewery, and recognizing the increasing popularity of cask-conditioned ale, this year saw the addition of Best Local Cask Night as a new category. A full list of winners appears after the jump below.

In addition, it was announced that the first annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) festival will take place May 10-16, 2010. Further details will be revealed soon on the VCBW website.

The full results of the 2010 CAMRA Vancouver Awards are:

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: 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, Red Racer aka Central City Brewing (tie)

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

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

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