A North Vancouver brewery has won big at the 2019 BC Beer Awards.
House of Funk Brewing Company has bagged two awards at the annual awards ceremony. Its Debauchery Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout won the second spot in the ‘Specialty Wood Aged Beer’ category. As many as 33 entries were received from across the province.
Its other creation, Ignis Lichtenhainer, also won the second spot in the ‘Smoke- and Wood-Aged Beer’ category, which received 20 entries from across the province.
“We are super excited to bring home some hardware from the BC Beer Awards,” said Madelaine Dawson, the House of Funk manager.
Dawson said the brewery had submitted a number of beers for the BC Beer Awards. “These are two of our favourites so we were happy to be recognized for them.”
The 10th annual BC Beer Awards was held at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. The one-day event featured both the BC Beer Awards Ceremony and a beer festival showcasing 45 of BC’s best breweries.
Awards were presented for over 30 beer categories including Best in Show, CBC People’s Choice, Rookie of the Year, Brewery of the Year, Innovator of the Year and the Brewer’s Challenge.
Vancouver Island Brewing was the big winner at the award ceremony. A brewing programme run by students at Kwantlen University won “Brewery of the Year” award.