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This Vancouver Island brewery was named 'brewery of the year' at B.C. Beer Awards

(Gladstone Brewing Company/Facebook) (Gladstone Brewing Company/Facebook)

A brewery on the east coast of Vancouver Island was a decorated winner at this year's B.C. Beer Awards.

Gladstone Brewing Company in Courtenay, B.C., was named "brewery of the year" in the provincial competition, and it also took home four gold medals and one silver medal in five different beer categories.

Gladstone was among 14 breweries from Vancouver Island that won medals at the B.C. Beer Awards this year.

It was a clean sweep for Vancouver Island breweries in the "Specialty Beer" category, with Victoria's Whistle Buoy Brewing taking home bronze with its Undersea Gose, Sidney's Beacon Brewing winning silver with its Capacitator, and Ile Sauvage Brewing winning gold with its Loral beer.

A full list of Vancouver Island winners divided by region can be found below:


North American Amber & Brown Ale – 23 entries

  • Silver: Blue Buck Ale - Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
  • Gold: Gladstone Red Ale - Gladstone Brewing Company

Weissbier – 26 entries

  • Silver: Beachcomber Hefeweizen - Vancouver Island Brewing

European Sour Ale – 16 Entries

  • Silver: Pinot - Ile Sauvage Brewing Company

Specialty Wild Ale – 63 entries

  • Silver: Dinosour Blackberry - Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.

Specialty Beer – 24 entries

  • Bronze: Undersea Gose - Whistle Buoy Brewing Co
  • Silver: Capacitor - Beacon Brewing Ltd.
  • Gold: Loral - Ile Sauvage Brewing Company

North American Pale Ale – 71 entries

  • Bronze: Salish Sea Pale Ale - Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
  • Gold: Hazy Citra Pale Ale - 4 Mile Brewing Co

(Gladstone Brewing Company/Facebook)


International Pale Lager – 51 entries

  • Silver: Westy - Category 12 Brewing

Fruit Beer – 46 entries

  • Silver: A Many Splendored Things - Saison W/ Tangerines - Small Gods Brewing Co


Dark Lager – 18 entries

  • Gold: Gladstone Czech Dark Lager - Gladstone Brewing Company

Hazy IPA – 99 entries

  • Gold: Gladstone NEIPA - Gladstone Brewing Company

Malty UK & Irish Ale – 24 entries

  • Gold: Gladstone Porter - Gladstone Brewing Co

North American Light Ale – 33 entries

  • Silver: Gladstone Cream Ale - Gladstone Brewing Company
  • Gold: Droptank - Ace Brewing Co.


Kolsch – 14 entries

  • Silver: Seventh Day Kolsch - Ucluelet Brewing Co

Wild Ale – 21 entries

  • Silver: Barreled Series - Batch #001 - Tofino Brewing Company

Strong Ale & Lager – 13 entries

  • Silver: Bear Beach Baltic Porter - Sooke Oceanside Brewery

A full list of winners at this year's winners can be found on the B.C. Beer Awards website. Top Stories

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