2008 Canada Cup of Beer Awards
Favourite Canadian Lager
Dead Frog Lager – Dead Frog Brewery, Aldergrove, B.C.
Honourable Mention: Rebel – Tree Brewing Company, Red Truck Lager – Red Truck Beer Company
Favourite Canadian Ale
Cutthroat Pale Ale – Tree Brewing Company, Kelowna, B.C.
Honourable Mention: Dead Frog Pale Ale – Dead Frog Brewing, Hophead – Tree Brewing Company
Favourite Import Lager
Efes Pilsener – Efes Beverage Group, Turkey
Honourable Mention: Estrella Damm Lager – Spain, Holsten – Germany
Favourite Import Ale
Liberty Ale – Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco
Honourable Mention: Efes Dark – Turkey, Duvel – Belgium
Best Booth Display
Rickard’s – Vancouver, B.C.
Honourable Mention: Red Truck Beer Company, Tree Brewing Company
Favourite Summer Cask Ale
Granville Island Raspberry – Granville Island Brewing
Honourable Mention: Dix IPA – Dix BBQ & Brewing, Red Devil Pale Ale – R & B Brewing
Favourite Beer Name
Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale – Tree Brewing Company
Honourable Mention: DUDE Beer – Pacific Western Brewing, Dead Frog – Dead Frog Brewing
Red Truck Beer Company – North Vancouver, B.C.
Honourable Mention: Rickard’s – Vancouver, Tree Brewing Company – Kelowna
Favourite Microbrew Beer
Howe Sound Brewing – Squamish, B.C.
Honourable Mention: Tree Brewing Company – Kelowna, Dockside Brewing Company – Vancouver, Dead Frog Brewing – Aldergrove
Campaign For Real Ale Vancouver – Vancouver, B.C.
Honourable Mention: Tree Brewing Company, Dead Frog Brewing, Efes – Sebucom International
Noteworthy for this year’s CCoB was the featuring of cask ale. Given that CAMRA was voted Favourite Booth of the festival, the fact that they served four firkins of local cask ale (BigRidge Clover Ale, Dix IPA, R & B dry-hopped Red Devil Pale Ale, Taylor’s Crossing Irish Honey Ale) means that more mainstream Vancouver beer drinkers are coming to appreciate the qualities of live, unfiltered, unpasteurized beer.
Where to find B.C. cask ale (see B.C. Beer Blog Map at top right margin):
15133 – 56th Avenue, Surrey
– last Friday of each month at 5:00pm
Central City Brewing
13450 – 102nd Avenue, Surrey
– Surrey Summer Cask Festival in July
Dix BBQ & Brewing
871 Beatty Street, Vancouver
– every Thursday at 5:00pm; Summer Caskival in August, Winter Caskival in December
1035 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
– first Friday of each month at 5:00pm
The Whip Restaurant & Gallery
209 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver
– every Sunday at 4:00pm
The Wolf & Hound
3617 West Broadway, Vancouver
– last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm