We were proud to have been chosen to design and manufacture the 2016 Craft Brewers Awards that were distributed to winning brewers across Canada. There were 52 categories with a bronze, silver and gold. We wanted an industrial, yet clean look with a touch of British Columbia. After many drawings and prototypes, we decided on a wood/aluminum award and had a local carpenter make the alder and cedar blanks. We chose the cedar in particular because the ceremony was to be held in Vancouver and we wanted every winner to take home a little piece of BC. Plus they smelled great. After getting the wood back, we ran them through our CNC to get the glass shape. They were then hand finished and put through the laser to add the "hops" symbol (A "cider press" symbol was used for the cider awards). The aluminum was cut by our CNC, bent, then painted. Our carpenter also crafted the bases from red oak, which we laser engraved to give them that personal touch.
We couldn't be happier with the result! We are very proud to say that everything for these awards was sourced in the Columbia Valley and all the labour was done in our shop.
Thank you Taps Media for the opportunity.
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