(Sooke Brewing Company after winning 5 accolades including best new brewery in BC/Instagram)

Over the summer, Victoria was ranked #17 among the world’s best beer cities.

So it’s no surprise that our breweries are doing quite a few things right. Their creativity and the delicious ales and lagers that come out of it seldom disappoint.

This was proven once again at the 2018 BC Beer Awards, where 11 Vancouver Island breweries received recognition for their beverages.

  • Twin City Brewing Company (Port Alberni): Best in Show award, #2 Dark & Strong European Beer, #1 Specialty Fruit Beer, #2 Specialty Wild Ale
  • Sooke Brewing Company: Rookie of the Year award, #2 German Pils, #2 Amber German Beer, #3 Strong Ale, #2 Strong Belgian Ale
  • Axe & Barrel Brewing Company: #1 International Lager, #3 North American IPA
  • LoveShack Libations (Qualicum Beach): #3 German Pils
  • Sooke Oceanside Brewery: #1 Dark & Strong European Beer,. #3 German Wheat Beer, #1 UK Brown Ale
  • Spinnakers Brewpub: #3 Dark & Strong European Beer
  • Twa Dogs Brewery: #3 Smoke & Wood Aged Beer, #2 Saison
  • Vancouver Island Brewing: #2 North American Light Beer
  • Category 12 Brewing: #2 North American Amber & Brown Ale
  • Gladstone Brewing Company (Courtenay): #2 North American Porter & Stout
  • Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company (Parksville): #2 North American IPA

Have you tried them all, yet?

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