Victoria brewers get kudos for beer mastery

Greater Victoria breweries came up with big wins at last weekend's B.C. Beer Awards in Vancouver

Greater Victoria breweries came up with big wins at last weekend’s B.C. Beer Awards in Vancouver.

Vancouver Island Brewery took the best of show and first place in the special lager category with its Hermannator Ice Bock, a cold-fermented 9.5-per-cent dark beer.

Phillips Brewing Co. won in three categories for its Chocolate Porter, Amnesiac Double India Pale Ale and Slipstream Ale.

Moon Under Water Brewery’s Victorious Weizenbock took second place in the wheat beer category, and beat out 31 competitors with its Tranquility IPA to take third place in the IPA category.

Victoria’s Driftwood Brewery added to its bevy of awards for its Fat Tug IPA with first and second place (Sartori Harvest) in the IPA category.

Hoyne Brewing Company received a special mention in the IPA category for its Devils Dream IPA.

Parallel 49 Brewing Company, a newcomer from East Vancouver, was the biggest winner of the night with eight awards.

The award ceremony took place Oct. 19 in Vancouver. For a full list of winners, visit bcbeerawards.com.