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2010 CAMRA Vancouver Awards

January 19, 2010

For the full release go to CAMRA’s release. It has a nice concise summary of BC’s year of beer in 2009.

I certainly agree with the top 3 breweries in BC, maybe not the order, and I’d make Crannog tie for 3rd. I can’t really comment too much on the other awards as I’m not from Vancouver and never spend time there. I can say that the Alibi Room is fantastic and Nigel, one of the co-owners, really knows his beer.

It’s great to see how popular cask ale is becoming in Vancouver. After a week of being surrounded by over 400 different cask ale at the Great British Beer Festival I fell in love with the cask.

The 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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