Steel & Oak Blog

Steinbier Hot Rocks Lager

Many of you may remember that at this time last year we did a collaboration with Freigeist Bierkultur out of Germany. The beer style was a Steinbier which translates to Stone Beer in German. The reason it’s called a “Stone Beer” is that we actually heat up hot granite rocks

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Cup of Kaffee

The following is a conversation had before we decided to make the first batch of Kaffee a year ago. I may have taken some liberties with what was said. Eric: I want to make a Blonde Ale but with coffee in it. Me: So the beer is going to be

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Coorinna

Coorinna is believed to be one of the names that Aboriginal Tasmanians called the now extinct Thylacinus, or as we know it, the Tasmanian Tiger. We named this beer after the marsupial with distinct tiger-like stripes as one of the main ingredients comes from its former homeland, Tasmania. Wild harvested

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SO3 Birthday Party

We’ve turned 3 so we’re throwing a family friendly Birthday Party and you’re invited! Here are the details: What: SO3 (Steel & Oak’s 3rd Anniversary) When: Sunday July 9th, 3-6PM Where: Back Parking Lot of Steel & Oak For food – there will be a Bratwurst Bar by our friends

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S&O Satellite Patios this Summer

So Steel & Oak doesn’t have an outdoor patio. I wanted to put one on the roof but our landlord said no. I wanted to put one in the parking lot but the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch said no. I wanted to put one under the overpass but the City

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Shiny Things IPA

Hey we made an IPA! But in typical Steel & Oak fashion we put a German twist on it. The first edition of Shiny Things showcases the newer hop varietals coming out of Germany with generous additions of Huell Melon, Mandarina Bavaria, and Hallertau Blanc. This unique German blend creates aromatic notes of

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Roselle

We’re super excited to announce a new Flagship at Steel & Oak, Roselle Wheat Ale! At S&O we’re known for doing quite a few German-style beers, yet we’ve never had a year-round Hefeweizen. Well, I hate to disappoint but although it’s loaded with wheat malt Roselle isn’t a Hefeweizen. Roselle actually uses

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Weekend Plans

This week we’re releasing Weekend Plans. A beer that our Head Brewer Eric has been working on for a couple years now. Here is a short blog post on the creation of this beer and the branding behind it! When Eric first thought up Weekend Plans it was because he

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Smoked Lager

Steel & Oak’s beer styles always find a way back to Germany. One way or another. It’s what we’ve become known for and even as we diversify our lineup German styles will always be what we come back to. A lot of what Steel & Oak does is actually tied to Bamberg Germany in

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Over on Instagram

First, if you aren’t following us on Instagram… c’mon! That’s where the real action is. Here is our feed in an easy to click link. Now that you’re following us on Instagram I’m super excited to let you know that we are in the process of hosting our first ever

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Analog: Pop Up Vinyl Shop Returns

Analog: Pop Up Vinyl Shop returns on Record Store Day! It’s back! On Saturday, April 22nd from 2-5pm, indie and electronic record labels from across Metro Vancouver will descend upon New Westminster for a day of live music, beer, food and of course crate digging! We are super pumped about

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Blackthorn

I’m going to try and start doing a better job of posting about individual beers we make. To give you an idea of the background that went into developing beers and just an overall idea of what has gone on behind the scenes to create them. So here we go!

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International Women’s Day

I’m sitting here at 8PM on International Women’s Day trying to figure out what to write. Truth be told I was sitting at 8PM last night and 10AM this morning and then again at 6PM trying to figure out how to put on paper (or internet fake paper) how much

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A New Sign at Steel & Oak

Next time you’re by you may notice a new (less attractive) sign outside of Steel & Oak. While our wonderful Tasting Room staff are prepped to answer any questions you may have I still feel like it’s important for me to share with you what the deal is. Really because it

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We’re Hiring!

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. is continuing to grow and we are looking to hire a Brewer/Production team member. We need someone awesome to help us continue to make great beer. If that’s you, perfect, you’ve made our lives a whole lot easier. Thanks! This job will have you involved in all

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About 2016

As I’m sure your Facebook Feed has told you 2016 was a terrible year. Now I’m not here to disagree with the fact that a lot of awful things happened around the world this past year. I’m not here to express sadness that an actor, actress or musician that was beloved

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Food at Steel & Oak

One questions we get asked a lot is whether we have food at Steel & Oak. The answer is… sort of. To simplify, one of our license requirements is that we have food of some sort available to our patrons in the Tasting Room. However, that requirement wasn’t put into

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Analog: Pop Up Vinyl Shop

We’re super excited to have partnered with the Arts Council of New Westminster to bring Analog: Pop Up Vinyl Shop to the Royal City! On Sunday, October 23rd from 12-4pm, indie record labels from across Metro Vancouver will descend upon our brewery for a day of live music, beer, food and of

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