May 24, 2016

Best of B.C. – CBAs meet the BC Brewers Guild for
Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW)

First ever Canadian Brewing Awards event open to the public is set to bring medal-winning BC craft beers into the spotlight!

VANCOUVER, BC MAY 17th, 2016 Join us on May 29th, when the Canadian Brewing Awards and the BC Craft Brewer’s Guild join forces to celebrate an all-medal-winning line up of BC craft Breweries at Best of BC – CBAs Meet the BC Craft Brewers Guild. This first time event is part of the 7th annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week, and invites you to taste your way through 20 of B.C.’s medal winning craft beers, sample delicious canapés, and listen as the King Rails provide the swingin’ soundtrack for the afternoon!

“We’re excited to have the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards here in Vancouver, and it’s so great that they’ve partnered with the BC Craft Brewers Guild to be a part of VCBW,” said Leah Heneghan, Events Director at Vancouver Craft Beer Week. “This is the perfect event to showcase the fantastic things that are happening in the BC craft beer scene!”

Best of BC – CBAs Meet the BC Craft Brewers Guild is on May 29th from 1pm – 5pm, at Central City Brew Pub+Restaurant at 871 Beatty Street. Tickets are $50 and include:

  • Beer samples from 20 medal winning B.C. craft breweries
  • Canapés by Central City
  • Live music from Vancouver’s rockabilly legends The King Rails

“This event will showcase the extraordinary talent and diversity of our BC Craft Brewers while providing a unique experience to those attending to be the first in Canada to sample the best of BC in one location for one day only. We welcome the opportunity provided by the Canadian Brewing Awards, Vancouver Craft Beer week and Central Brewers and Distillers to thank our supporters at such a unique event” stated Ken Beattie Executive Director of the BC Craft Brewers Guild

For more information and to purchase tickets visit


About The Canadian Brewing Awards

The Canadian Brewing Awards are the premiere competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer and ciders. The contest is the only truly national competition that invites breweries and cideries of all sizes from across the country to compete in a blind tasting to determine who creates the best beer/cider in a variety of style categories.

About the BC Craft Brewers Guild

The BC Craft Brewers Guild represents craft brewers from all over BC. Some are small and others smaller but they all brew flavourful local beer with passion and dedication. The mission of the Guild is to support the ongoing creation and discovery of truly great BC Craft Beer.

About Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) is Canada’s first Craft Beer Week and is entering it’s 7th successful year!  Vancouver Craft Beer Week runs from May 27th to June 5th, 2016, and brings together more than 100 craft breweries and cideries for 10 days of local events featuring beer, music & food!  The 2016 VCBW Festival presented by Donnelly Group will be held at the PNE Fairgrounds on June 3rd, 4th and 5th  2016.  For more information, please visit


Find VCBW online:


Facebook: Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Twitter: @vcbw

Instagram : @vcbw

For all media inquiries, please contact:

Carine Redmond, Publicist Vancouver Craft Beer Week

E-Mail:, Mobile: 778.239.3067

Meriha Beaton, Publicist Vancouver Craft Beer Week

E-Mail:, Mobile: 604.339.7069

For all other inquiries, please contact:

Ken Beattie Executive Director BC Craft Brewers Guild

E-Mail-  Mobile – 604-306-1500

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