Lagers are the (much) younger sibling of ales, but now dominate the world beer scene thanks to their production in almost every county. Most people think of lagers as that clear, fizzy, yellow beer, when in fact they can be any colour from pale straw to black. The entries in this year’s lager category follow a similar breadth of colour. This year’s Best in Class is Stanley Park’s Daytrip, a gold coloured beer with a citrusy hoppy finish. On the other side off the colour scale is a schwarzbier (black beer) from Red Deer’s Something Brewing, the perennial favourite Dark Side. A subtle coffee flavour greets the palate, but it still finishes crisp and clean. David Nuttall


Stanley Park Brewing Daytrip
$16-19 (6-pack cans) CSPC 790928







Vancouver Island Brewing
Juan De Fuca Cerveza
$25-27 (12 pack cans) CSPC 790117





Something Brewing Dark Side Schwarzbier
Alberta, Canada
$10 (4 pack cans) CSPC 766643






Pan Zlatni Lager
$3 (330mL bottle) CSPC 791114






Whistler Brewing
Bear Paw Honey Lager
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 736448






Innis & Gunn Lager
United Kingdom
$4-5 (500mL can) CSPC 763105






Big Rock Honey Brown Amber Lager
Alberta, Canada
$16-19 (6-pack cans) CSPC 709686






Singha Lager
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 676395






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