As pointed out by Vancouver Brewery Tours: international beer website RateBeer.com has published a “Best Of” list for 2016, broken down by geographic subregion. British Columbia is included in its listing.
2016 winners named so far include Driftwood Brewery (Top Brewer), Steamworks (Top Beer), Boombox Brewing (Best New Brewer), Brassneck Brewery (Taproom, Spinnakers (Brewpub), The Alibi Room (Beer Bar) and Brewery Creek Cold Beer and Wine Store (Bottle Shop).
As RateBeer states,
Millions and millions of times, RateBeer beer reviewers worldwide have raised a glass to review a new beer. We have tallied those scores and now present them as our RateBeer Best competition results.
But before we get to those, I’d like to raise a glass to the people who make the beer we drink. These men and women are the artists, engineers, visionaries, chefs, CEOs and of course janitors and many other roles combined that are today’s craft brewer. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a beer with many around the craft beer industry and there are no more passionate, skilled, brave and hard working people on the planet. The great success of craft beer around the world is further testament to this.
It’s my great pleasure to honor them, and all those in the craft beer industry, with the results of this year’s RateBeer Best.
Their complete list is here:
- BEST NEW BREWERS
- BEST BEER, BREWER, NEW BREWER BY SUBREGION
- BEST PLACES FOR BEER – SUBREGION
- BEST PLACES FOR BEER – COUNTRY
- BEST REVIEWERS OF 2016
- BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD – AS JUDGED THIS YEAR
- BEST BY STYLE – THE BEST BEERS BY STYLE CATEGORY
- BEST NEW BEERS – BEST NEW RELEASES OF 2016
- BEST BEERS, BREWER, NEW BREWER BY COUNTRY
- BEST BREWERS – TOP 100 BREWERS IN THE WORLD