Vancouver beer crowned Grand Champion at 2022 Canada Beer Cup Awards

Callister Brewing took home top spot at the inaugural competition.

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Callister Brewing took home top spot at the inaugural competition 

Who makes the best beer in Canada? According to the Canada Beer Cup Awards, it’s East Vancouver’s Callister Brewing.  

The relatively small operation posted a huge win this weekend as its Wee Laird Wee Heavy Scottish Ale was dubbed the Grand Champion at the first-ever Beer Cup Awards.  

In total, 176 awards were given out, with gold, silver and bronze being delivered in over 50 different categories of beer.  

Callister also won gold in the Gose category for its Cuban Taxi Guava Gose. Other B.C. gold winners were Dog Mountain Brewing (Port Alberni), Phillips Brewing (Victoria), Farm Country Brewing (Langley), Silver Valley Brewing (Maple Ridge), Main St. Brewing (Vancouver), Neighbourhood Brewing (Penticton) and KPU Brew Lab (Langley).  

The regional breakdown was as follows:  

Ontario – 54 
B.C. – 47 
Quebec – 40 
Alberta – 12  
Nova Scotia – 8 
Saskatchewan – 6 
New Brunswick – 5 
Manitoba – 3 
P.E.I. – 1 

The first annual Canada Beer Cup Awards were put on by the Canadian Craft Brewers Association and guided by a panel of international judges. This year’s awards were held virtually but there are plans to host them in-person in the future.  

See the full results here