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S&O Good Things Charity Update

Hello Friends! An update to let you know how our first quarter fundraising efforts went for the New West Hospice Society and our second quarter choice. Between January and March, we raised $1,374.70 through tasting room glass sales that will be donated to the New West Hospice Society. Thanks for

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Expansion Disruptions

It seemed impossible. A day that would never come. But here we are, approved permits in hand, ready to get to work! What’s the plan, you ask? Excellent question! We’re expanding the tasting room and washrooms so we can accommodate more guests and hopefully reduce our weekend wait-time. Constructions begins

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We’re Hiring // Tasting Room Team Member

TASTING ROOM // PART-TIME Join our team! We’re a busy little space and we’re looking for someone who enjoys pouring beers, playing records, and connecting with our community. Responsibilities will include: Greeting and seating our customers Pouring beers Filling growlers Flipping records Chatting with folks General cleaning Working the POS

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Good Things – A Charity Initiative

You may have seen a heart with an S&O in middle adorn a piece of merchandise, a beer label, or a sign at the brewery. This heart signifies Good Things, an initiative that we have started at Steel & Oak to give back to the community we love. When you

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Brian swinging his long hair.

Say bye to Brian’s hair, for charity!

For 7 years the scent of Pantene Pro-V Ultimate Ten shampoo and conditioner has floated throughout our brewery. Sadly that time is coming to an end. I’ll let Brian take it from here and let you know why he’s decided to trim off 30 inches of luxurious locks. – Jorden

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The Commute Collab

When our friends at Studio Brewing decided to open their doors, we started the countdown to our first collab with our new neighbours.What better way to celebrate the short commute between us than with a home and away collaboration brew? But what to make? A lager, obviously. But what kind?

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Get Wet with S&O and ABC

UPDATE: AUGUST 25TH // EVENT POSTPONED Hey folks with the Thursday looking like it’s going to be cold and wet (and not the fun kind of wet) we’ve decided to postpone the Water Frolic until a sunnier time. Thanks for understanding. Team S&O and ABC – Our friends at ABC

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The S&O Guide to Licensed Parks in New West

We made a digital guide of licensed parks in New West for you to enjoy a beer in this summer! The City of New Westminster has licensed specific areas in 7 parks around the Royal City. We’ve created a handy digital map and beer pairing guide for you to download

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Sustainable Fish Now Available at Steel & Oak

We’re super excited to partner with a rad company called Skipper Otto. Skipper Otto is transforming the seafood industry. They cut out the “middle person” to provide members with complete transparency around what their fishing families are catching, where, and how. They’re keeping independent small-scale fishing alive in BC’s coastal

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What is ZOIGL? Look for the Zoiglstern to find out!

What is a Zoigl? Well, it’s a historical experience. The name Zoigl is from the Franconian vernacular for “sign.” In Franconian home brewing, a Zoigl was a six-pointed blue-white star, shaped from two triangles similar to a Star of David.  In northeastern Bavaria during medieval times every landowner had the

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Pipsqueak Small IPA

Limited Release: 02/04/21 – 473ml cans / On Tap in the Tasting Room Brewed with Marris Otter, Pilsner, Oats and Wheat, Pipsqueak Small IPA was dry hopped with Motueka, Azzaca and Loral. Notes of lime zest and pineapple are prevalent with a blooming garden, lightly herbaceous undertone. Medium-light body and

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Steel & Oak COVID-19 Safety Plan

We are committed to follow all the guidelines mandated by WorkSafeBC and the official Public Health Order. The plan includes our increased safety protocols and required usage of PPE. https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19 https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus Our goal is to create a workplace that is aware and responsive to changing needs as a result of

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Next Steps

At Steel & Oak, we’ve always been proud to be an open and inclusive company and space. A place that all people can be comfortable regardless of the colour of your skin. In taking some time to think since #blackouttuesday I’ve realized that we’ve become complacent. As soon as you

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SO5 – Steel & Oak’s Fifth Anniversary

*This Blog Post will be updated leading up to SO5 on Sunday July 7th* SO5 – Steel & Oak’s Fifth Anniversary Party Here are the details on our upcoming party! Date: Sunday, July 7th Time: 1PM-6PM Location: Behind the Brewery Space: We’re taking over the entire parking lot this year

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Hideaway India Pale Ale

Hideaway India Pale Ale

Behind the Beer // Hideaway India Pale Ale Our Head Brewer Eric has been messing around with yeast blends recently. An IPA we released in November called Homebody was fermented with one of these blends. We really liked how Homebody turned out as the yeast profile gave it an added

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Women's Brew

Talanoa – S&O Women’s Charity Brew

On February 3rd, the women of Steel & Oak brewed Talanoa, our second Women’s Charity Brew. Talanoa is the Fijian word for sharing stories and ideas in order to nurture understanding and build relationships. Those experiencing mental health and wellness challenges often lose relationships, as well as the ability to

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Seasonal Appeal

Seasonal Appeal West Coast ESB

Behind the Beer // Seasonal Appeal One of our favourite beers at S&O was our old flagship brew the Dry Hopped ESB. Like many ESBs before it, it suffered from being called an ESB (a style which not a lot of people know), and riding that hop-forward Ale category while

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Interstate Love Song – Gigantic x S&O

Behind the Beer // Interstate Love Song So how does a brewery from Portland and a brewery from New West get together to make beer? Well Interstate Love Song (like many collabs) started over beers. I first hung out with Gigantic co-owner and Head Brewer Ben Love at Farmhouse Fest

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