VANCOUVER, BC – The organizers of the BC Beer Awards have announced the cancellation of the 2021 edition due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This follows the cancellation of last year’s edition for the same reason.
Usually held in October each year, the awards and festival honour the best beers and breweries in British Columbia, and is a major event in the province’s brewing scene.
“Although vaccination efforts are ramping up in B.C., it seems unlikely that restrictions will ease soon enough to allow us to offer an optimal BC Beer Awards and Festival experience,” said the organizers in a statement. “Both events depend on large groups of people and have many points of potential COVID-19 risk.”
Assuming COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the BC Beer Awards are expected to return in 2022.
Source & Photo: BC Beer Awards press release