The 4th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1-6pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive). The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from across the province. A one-day only event, it features both the craft beer festival and the BC Beer Awards ceremony. New this year is the Hops Connect Hops Class, sponsored by Hops Connect and led by CAMRA Vancouver.
New tthis year, the BCBA is adding its first master class, the Hops Connect Hops Class, which is open to both consumers and trade. For only $10 per person, CAMRA Vancouver’s Education Liaison Danny Seeton will guide 50 guests on a tour of hops and their influence on craft beer. The one-hour session, from 11am-12 noon will include samples, demonstrations and a Q&A with industry experts.
The mandate of the BC Beer Awards is to reward excellent beers even if not brewed exactly to strict style guidelines. Secondary is ensuring that every beer brewed in BC can be entered regardless of whether it fits in a style or not. Craft Brewers across the province are well-known for their innovation and creativity, something that the BCBA organizers are keen to help celebrate.
Tickets are $35 (plus tax) for the BC Beer Awards & Festival and only $10 (plus tax) for the Hops Connect Hops Class (limited to just 50 seats). Both go on sale Tuesday, September 3 at http://bcba2013.eventbrite.ca.