R&B Brewing Co. Takes top IPA category at BC Beer Awards.

Gold, Silver and multiple Honourable Mentions add to the celebration of R&B Brewing Co’s 20th anniversary.


East Vancouver, B.C. – R&B Brewing Co. has been brewing craft beer in it’s original East Van brewery since 1997. They started when craft brewing was not a thing, and craft beer was not the trend in the beer world. They passionately persevered, breaking trail along with a few other craft brewing pioneers to help establish what Vancouver has become today — a mecca for craft beer lovers.

R&B has remained committed to their craft with a creative and committed young brewery team, (Allan Cukier, head brewer far right with Elijah Stone and Gord Jones), and this past weekend they took the Gold in a much coveted and the most competitive IPA category. In a field of 82 entries from the best craft breweries in BC, the R&B Vancouver Special IPA was chosen tops, fitting for an East Van original brewery.

Also taking home Silver in the British Brown Ale category for their Raven Cream Ale. Honourable Mentions were gathered in for Dude Chilling Pale Ale, North American Pale Ale category, and for the Wild Gin Saison for Mixed Fermentation Beers.

Dry Hopped India Pale Ale, featuring Pacific Northwest hops, providing the hop dominant character our region loves, while finishing clean and drinkable. Our IPA is named after the box-like houses built in East Vancouver between 1965 & 1985.

ABV: 6.0% – IBU: 60

Available in 20L & 50L kegs & 650ml bottles. Coming soon in tall cans.

Dark, but surprisingly light-bodied cream ale. Crystal, Golding and Cascade hops are added to a crafted blend of roasted and chocolate barley malts for a truly drinkable beer with subtle, nutty flavours and hints of chocolate.

ABV: 4.8% IBU: 18

Available in 20L & 50L kegs & 650ml bottles

The Vancouver Special is an iconic architectural style that originated in Vancouver’s east side in the 1970’s, unique to Vancouver as its only indigenous house form.




Media Contacts:
Leslie Fenn, Owner
[email protected]

Sam White
Communications Manager
[email protected]

For more information please go to: randbbrewing.com

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