Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge was a success featuring 4 creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their Craft Beer Cocktail creation from October 1-25, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Benjamin Yong, Henry Yuen and Joe Leary.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

American Grille

Schadenfreudenater

Schadenfreudenater

Description: a beer cocktail that celebrates the spirit of the spooky season combining Parallel 49’s Pumpkin Ale, with vanilla vodka and a scoop of pumpkin ice cream

Ingredients: 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka, 175 ml. Pumpkin Ale, 1 scoop Pumpkin Ice Cream

Created by: Donovan Bramley

Offered: All the time

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://american-grille.com/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

Donovan Bramley

Donovan Bramley

2nd Place:

Bitter Tasting Room

Shea's Orange

Shea’s Orange

Created by: Joel Dauncey

Description:

Ingredients: 2 Oz spicebox whiskey, 2 Oz fresh squeeze orange juice,1/2 Oz fresh lemon juice, 1/2 Oz simple syrup, 1/2 Oz egg, Lemon and orange bitters, Top with Schadenfruede

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Bitter Tasting Room

16 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 558-4658

Web: http://www.bittertastingroom.com/

Twitter: @BitterVancouver

 

3rd Place: 

Darby’s Public House

Bodega Breeze

Bodega Breeze

Created by: James Olivier.

Description:

Ingredients: 3oz Steamworks Pilsner, 1oz Rangpur or Bombay Gin, 1.25oz IPA, lime, basil simple syrup, 3 basil leaves, 1.5oz lemon juice, .5oz lime juice, 1 lemon twist, *Cascadia Hop sugar

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Darby’s Public House

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 731-0617

Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/

Twitter: @darbys_in_kits

 

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Craft Beer Cocktail creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

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Bitter Tasting Room

Shea's Orange

Shea’s Orange

Created by: Joel Dauncey

Description:

Ingredients: 2 Oz spicebox whiskey, 2 Oz fresh squeeze orange juice,1/2 Oz fresh lemon juice, 1/2 Oz simple syrup, 1/2 Oz egg, Lemon and orange bitters, Top with Schadenfruede

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Bitter Tasting Room

16 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 558-4658

Web: http://www.bittertastingroom.com/

Twitter: @BitterVancouver

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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Darby’s Public House

Bodega Breeze

Bodega Breeze

Created by: James Olivier.

Description:

Ingredients: 3oz Steamworks Pilsner, 1oz Rangpur or Bombay Gin, 1.25oz IPA, lime, basil simple syrup, 3 basil leaves, 1.5oz lemon juice, .5oz lime juice, 1 lemon twist, *Cascadia Hop sugar

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Darby’s Public House

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 731-0617

Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/

Twitter: @darbys_in_kits

3rd Place People’s Choice: 

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The Apron

The Gearshift

The Gearshift 

Description: Shift your night into high gear with this twist on the classic bourbon cocktail

Ingredients: Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon, Southern Comfort, Red Truck Ale, Angostura Bitters, Marachino Cherry, Lemon Twist

Created by: Allister Cave

Offered: Lunch and Dinner 9am – 11pm

The Apron

3099 Corvette Way, Richmond

Tel: 604-303-6565

Web: http://www.westinvancouverairport.com/dining

Twitter: @apronyvr

Thank you to all the bartenders, chefs, restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their Craft Beer Cocktail creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their creations! See all the 4 entries here.

By: Richard Wolak