Burnaby breweries are nominated in first-ever readers' choice beer awards

Dageraad Brewing and Steamworks Brewing Company are vying for a number of awards in the first-ever Growlies.

Hosted by the craft beer nerds over at The Growler magazine, the Growlies are like traditional beer awards except the winners will be decided by the public – YOU!

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The folks at The Growler have narrowed each category down to five to 10 contenders, and they’re asking the public to go online and vote for their favourite. There are 28 categories in all, including Brewery of the Year, Best New Brewery and Unsung Hero.

Dageraad Brewing is in the running for best sour ale (Entropy #8); best wheat ale (White); best collab (Suburbs 2 IPA with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Preamble with Coalesce Brewing Company); best fruit beer (Anno 2017); best barrel-aged beer (Anno 2017); and best Belgian-style ale (Antwerpen and Lake City Farmhouse).

Dageraad’s Suburbs 2 IPA and Preamble are also nominated for best India Pale Ale and most innovative/creative beer, respectively, while the brewery itself is up for best branding/packaging and most knowledgeable tasting room staff.

Last but not least – Dageraad, which opened in Burnaby in 2014, is facing off for the inaugural Brewery of the Year award against Brassneck Brewery, Driftwood Brewing, Field House Brewing Co., Four Winds Brewing Co., Luppolo Brewing Co., Powell Brewery, Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Strange Fellows Brewing and Yellow Dog Brewing Co.

Meanwhile, Steamworks, which has a brewery in Burnaby and Vancouver, has beers nominated for best fruit beer (Framboozen); best India Pale Ale (Flagship IPA); and best strong beer (Scarlet Red Rye Ale).

Folks have until Oct. 22 to cast their vote for the Growlies. The winners will be announced in the winter issue of The Growler, which hits stands Dec. 1.

To vote, go to tinyurl.com/GrowliesAwards.

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