B.C. is mushrooming craft breweries faster than the hops can be roasted, and the competition for the best brews has never been as fierce.

Saturday night saw the BC Beer Awards crown 2013 winners, with breweries province-wide entered into 19 categories. The runaway winner was Surrey's own Central City Brewers And Distillers, which took home an incredible five top awards, plus a couple of second and third spots to round the night off.

See a complete list of winners, and check out a number of the top brews in the slideshow below:

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  • SESSION LAGER WINNER

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  • PILSNER

    <a href="http://us.centralcitybrewing.com/" target="_blank">Central City Brewers and Distillers</a>: Red Racer Pilsner

  • PILSNER

    <a href="http://us.centralcitybrewing.com/" target="_blank">Central City Brewers and Distillers</a>: Red Racer Pilsner

  • <a href="http://us.centralcitybrewing.com/" target="_blank">Central City Brewers and Distillers</a> won a number of awards.

  • <a href="http://us.centralcitybrewing.com/" target="_blank">Central City Brewers and Distillers</a>

  • IMPERIAL IPA

    <a href="http://us.centralcitybrewing.com/" target="_blank">Central City Brewers and Distillers</a>: Imperial IPA

  • VEGETABLE/ SPICE BEER

    <a href="http://us.centralcitybrewing.com/" target="_blank">Central City Brewers and Distillers</a>: Red Racer Pumpkin Ale

  • SPECIAL LAGER

    <a href="http://www.vanislandbrewery.com/" target="_blank">Vancouver Island Brewery</a>: Hermannator Ice Bock

  • SPECIAL LAGER

    <a href="http://www.vanislandbrewery.com/" target="_blank">Vancouver Island Brewery</a>: Hermannator Ice Bock

  • SESSION ALE

    <a href="http://nelsonbrewing.com/" target="_blank">The Nelson Brewing Co.</a>: Wild Honey Organic Ale

  • SESSION ALE

    <a href="http://nelsonbrewing.com/" target="_blank">The Nelson Brewing Co.</a>: Wild Honey Organic Ale

  • ENGLISH ALE

    <a href="http://nelsonbrewing.com/" target="_blank">The Nelson Brewing Co.</a>: Hop Good Organic Session IPA

  • ENGLISH ALE

    <a href="http://nelsonbrewing.com/" target="_blank">The Nelson Brewing Co.</a>: Hop Good Organic Session IPA

  • ENGLISH ALE

    <a href="http://nelsonbrewing.com/" target="_blank">The Nelson Brewing Co.</a>: Hop Good Organic Session IPA

  • AMERICAN ALE

    <a href="http://parallel49brewing.com/" target="_blank"> Parallel 49 Brewing Company</a>: Gypsy Tears

  • AMERICAN ALE

    <a href="http://parallel49brewing.com/" target="_blank"> Parallel 49 Brewing Company</a>: Gypsy Tears

  • SPECIAL BEER

    <a href="http://www.howesound.com/home.aspx" target="_blank">Howe Sound Brewing</a>: Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale

  • SPECIAL BEER

    <a href="http://www.howesound.com/home.aspx" target="_blank">Howe Sound Brewing</a>: Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale

  • WHEAT BEER

    <a href="http://www.deepcovecraft.com/" target="_blank">Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers</a>: Quick Wit Wheat Ale

  • WHEAT BEER

    <a href="http://www.deepcovecraft.com/" target="_blank">Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers</a>: Quick Wit Wheat Ale

  • SCOTTISH/IRISH

    <a href="http://www.lighthousebrewing.com/" target="_blank">Lighthouse Brewing Company</a>: Race Rocks Amber

  • BROWN/PORTER

    <a href="http://phillipsbeer.com/" target="_blank">Phillips Brewing Co.</a>: Chocolate Porter

  • STOUT

    <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PersephoneBrewing" target="_blank">Persephone Brewing Company</a>: Stout-Off Stout

  • STOUT

    <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PersephoneBrewing" target="_blank">Persephone Brewing Company</a>: Stout-Off Stout

  • INDIA PALE ALE

    <a href="http://driftwoodbeer.com/" target="_blank">Driftwood Brewing Company</a>: Fat Tug IPA

  • <em>Next: Zymurgy's Top Craft Beers For 2013</em>

  • 9 (Tie). Sierra Nevada Celebration

  • 9 (Tie). Stone Ruination IPA

  • 9 (Tie). Lagunitas Sucks

  • 8. Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye

  • 7. Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale

  • 6. Founder's Breakfast Stout

    Also among the top 50 on RateBeer.com and Beer Advocate.

  • 5. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

  • 4. Bell's Hopslam

    Also among the top 50 on RateBeer.com and Beer Advocate.

  • 3. Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA

  • 2. Bell's Two Hearted Ale

  • 1. Russian River Pliny The Elder

    Also among the top 50 on RateBeer.com and Beer Advocate.

  • <em>Next: Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2013</em>

  • Vancouver Craft Beer Week

    <a href="http://www.vancouvercraftbeerweek.com/" target="_blank">Vancouver Craft Beer Week</a> runs from May 31 - June 8, and promises a bumper schedule of all things hop-related, including the participation of over 60 breweries from near and far.

  • The 2013 collaboration beer is brewed by<a href="http://parallel49brewing.com/" target="_blank"> Parallel 49 Brewing Company</a>.

  • Beer Tiki cocktails! Bring 'em on!

  • Mayor Gregor Robertson was tapped to help out in an earlier Craft Beer Week.

  • Proceeds from sales of the 2013 official beer, Altbiere, will be heading to <a href="abetterlifefoundation.ca" target="_blank">A Better Life Foundation</a>, a charity on a mission to feed the Downtown Eastside, launched by Mark Brand (right).

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