Brewery

Our Story

In 1995, when we first took hold of our historic Gastown brewpub location, we discovered that the building had a rare steam heat system. A remnant from forward thinkers of a century past.

Our brewmaster had only read of steam powered brewing, but had never seen a functional steam brewery. These are very rare indeed. We ventured forth, experimented, and created a one-of-a-kind steam generated brewery. The only one in Canada. To our pleasure, we found our test brews to be distinctively fresh and flavourful. For nearly 20 years, beer aficionados have been migrating to our Steamworks Brewpub for a taste of these unconventional beers. 

In 2013 we opened our brewery and taproom in Burnaby, which only intensified our dedication to producing distinct and delicious beers. 

Bottling, Kegging and Canning Tallboys, we're still brewing with the Power of Steam.

 

 

HEROICA RED ALE:  GOLD for "NORTH AMERICAN STYLE RED"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2015

This robust red ale has beautiful citrus and pine notes that come from generous additions of centennial, citra and simcoe hops.

 

KÖLSCH:  SILVER for "KÖLSCH"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2015

Being fermented like an ale but matured like a lager, this Hybrid won for it's clean, malty, chardonnay-like aroma & a dry, refreshing finish

 

BLACK ANGEL IPA:  SILVER for "AMERICAN STYLE BLACK ALE"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2015

Massively dry hopped, this IPA gives off a huge floral, tropical fruit and spicy aromas. Exciting even the biggest of hop heads.

 

 

IMPERIAL RED ALE:  BEST IN SHOW/ GOLD for "STRONG"
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CRAFT BEER AWARDS

Our Imperial Red Ale has been brewed to schowcase some of the best hop varieties North America has to offer. A beer to be sipped and avoured!

 

 

PILSNER:  GOLD for "PILSNERS"
BC CRAFT BEER AWARDS 2014

A light-bodied & hoppy pilsner with toasted malt flavours & a German hop character.

KÖLSCH:  GOLD for "HYBRIDS"
BC CRAFT BEER AWARDS 2014

Being fermented like an ale but matured like a lager, this Hybrid won for it's clean, malty, chardonnay-like aroma & a dry, refreshing finish

BLITZEN:  GOLD for "STRONG BEER"
BC CRAFT BEER AWARDS 2014

An ode to the Belgian Tripel, This seasonal favourite shows apple and citrus aromas with toasted malt character.

 

BLITZEN:  SILVER for "Belgian Style Tripel"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2014

The Blitzen went up against 59 entries including Tripels of Belgium itself to win a SECOND award abroad!

 

BLITZEN:  SILVER for "Belgian Style Abbey Ale"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2014

Our homage to the Belgian Tripel garnered a THIRD award at home, making a TRUE CRAFT BEER HAT-TRICK!

PILSNER:  SILVER for "European Style Lager"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2014

Our light-bodied & hoppy pilsner joined two other BC breweries in dominating this category!

 

PILSNER:  "BEST CRAFT BEER IN BC"
BC CRAFT BEER AWARDS 2012

Proud Winner for the Second Year in a Row!

 

PALE ALE: GOLD
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2012

This northwest style pale ale is a confident beer with citrusey character, balanced with layers of malty goodness.

 

PILSNER: BRONZE
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2012

An homage to the original Pilsners of the Czech Republic. This full bodied beer has a spicy, herbal finish with hints of lemon. Prost!

 

Our Beer

Pale Ale

This northwest style pale ale combines hints of lightly toasted malts with a beautiful floral & citrus hop aroma that tingles the senses. Undertones of malt sweetness & a balanced hop bitterness make for a very refreshing finish.

Malts:
Pale, Light Crystal & Caramalt
Hops:
Cascade, Chinook
Colour:
Copper
Ibus:
35
Alc/Vol:
5.2%
Available:
In six-packs and 500ml cans year 'round
Pilsner

Won  BEST CRAFT BEER IN BC by the BC Craft Beer Awards in 2011 & 2012 & SILVER for European Style Lager at the 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards

 

Steamworks Pilsner is a light golden coloured lager beer with lively carbonation, topped with a beautiful white foam lace. Lightly toasted malt flavours underscore a German hop character, bringing floral notes to this refreshing, light bodied pilsner.

 

Malts:
Pilsner
Hops:
Spalter, Tettnanger, Hallertauer & Saphir
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
30
Alc/Vol:
5%
Available:
In six-packs & 500ml cans year 'round.
Heroica Red Ale

This Gold Medal award winning, robust Red Ale has beautiful citrus and pine notes that come from our generous additions of Centennial, Citra & Simcoe hops. It is smooth and velvety in the mouth with the toasted malts giving it a medium body with hints of roasted hazelnut, toffee and caramel malt flavours.

 
Malts:
Otter, Cara 8, Munich, Cara 45, & Black
Hops:
Centennial, Citra & Simcoe
Unique:
Dry Hopped & Unfiltered
Colour:
Crimson Red
Ibus:
45
Alc/Vol:
5.6
Available:
Six-Packs, Steamworks Mash-Up Vol 2
Heroica Red Ale

Government and Private Liquor stores accross B.C.

Heroica Red Ale
Mash-Up V2

Our Second Steamworks Mash-Up Is Now On Shelves!  In our latest release, you will find our highly coveted Black Angel IPA, our Heroica Red Ale and our Award Winning Flagship Pale Ale.   A Perfect Take Along to Sample & Share WIth Friends.  

Malts:
Hops:
Colour:
Ibus:
Alc/Vol:
Mash-Up V2
Mash-Up V2
Black Angel IPA

Our newest IPA release pours near black with a thick white head.  Massively dry hopped, giving off huge floral, tropical fruit & spicy aromas exciting even the biggest of hop heads.  A healthy dose of caramel malt gives balance and a delicious finish.

Malts:
Maris Otter, Cara 8, Munich & Midnight Wheat
Hops:
Nelson Sauvin, Ella & Centennial
Unique:
Dry Hopped & Unfiltered
Colour:
Nearly Black
Ibus:
70
Alc/Vol:
7
Available:
Fall/Winter 2015 in Steamworks Mash-Up Vol 2
Black Angel IPA
Black Angel IPA

Steamworks Brew Pub

Steamworks Brewery & Taproom

Jasmine IPA

Pours golden in colour with a lively white head. It has a very floral and citrus nose from the hops and jasmine flowers while hints of spicy phenolics and fruity esters come through on the finish. The taste of caramel malt is balanced by the lavish dryhop character and refreshing jasmine flavours. Hoppy, refreshing and complex!

Malts:
Marris Otter, Caramalt, Munich
Hops:
Centennial , Celeia & Bramling Cross
Unique:
Jasmine Flowers & Ardennes Strain
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
60
Alc/Vol:
6.4
Available:
Year Round in 650mL Bottles - On Tap
Jasmine IPA
Jasmine IPA
Blitzen

AWARDED SILVER in 2014 World Beer Cup for Belgian Style Abbey Ale
Curl up closer to the steam pipes, and warm up to the festive season. This Winter Ale is an ode to Belgian Tripel. It shows apple, and citrus aromas, along with a toasted malt character. 

Malts:
Pilsner
Hops:
Fuggles, Sterling
Unique:
Candi Sugar
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
20
Alc/Vol:
9%
Available:
*November through January in 650mL bottles
Blitzen

Steamworks Cold Beer & Wine, Brewery Creek, Legacy Liquor Store, Crosstown Liquor Store

Blitzen

Steamworks Brewing Company
Alibi Room
 

Oatmeal Stout

If you’re no longer scared of the dark, then there’s no reason to be afraid of our stout. A generous portion of rolled oats and lots of black roasted barley give this beer a warm, roasted nose, and a distinct dryness that succumbs to waves of lingering satisfaction.

Malts:
Pale, Chocolate, Black, Special B
Hops:
Fuggles
Unique:
Rolled Oats
Colour:
Black
Ibus:
30
Alc/Vol:
5%
Available:
650ml Bottles Seasonally
Oatmeal Stout

Steamworks Brewpub Gastown, Vancouver
Steamworks Brewery & Taproom, Burnaby

Winter White Stout

Steamworks Winter White Stout takes the rich typical stout flavours and body imparted from oats and barley, but without the dark coloured, roasted malts traditionally used in a stout.  Instead, these roasted notes come from first aging the beer with whole espresso beans from East Vancouver’s Pallet Coffee, and then with whole cacao beans from East Van Roasters.  The result is a deliciously unexpected brew that pours light gold with a thick white head, perfect for the West Coast Winter.

Malts:
Maris Otter, Flaked Oats, Flakey Barley, Golden Naked Oats
Hops:
Fuggles, Golding, WGV
Unique:
Whole Cacao Beans, Whole Coffee Beans
Colour:
Caramel
Ibus:
33
Alc/Vol:
5.1%
Available:
Nov-Mar
Winter White Stout

Steamworks Brewpub Liquor Store
Steamworks Taproom Liquor Store
Private Liquor Stores accross BC

Winter White Stout
Kolsch

Kölsch-Style Ale is fermented like an ale but matured like a lager, it goes down very easy, dry with a low but balanced bitterness and a light to medium body with a very delicate flavour. Our Kölsch has a clean, malty, chardonnay-like aroma with a dry, refreshing finish.

Malts:
Pilsner, Carapils & Wheat
Hops:
Magnum & Tettnang
Colour:
Light Gold
Ibus:
22
Alc/Vol:
4.8%
Available:
Year round in 500ml Can
Kolsch
Kolsch

Taproom

  • Opening Hours:

  • Sun-Tues 12-8pm 
    Wed-Sat 12-10pm
  • Location

  • 3845 William Street, Burnaby
    ~East Entrance~

 

Contact

 
 

The BREWERY & TAPROOM
is located at 3845 William Street,
near the Vancouver/Burnaby Border.

3845 William St.
Burnaby, BC

Walter Cosman - President walter@steamworks.com

Justin Van Mulligen - Marketing Manager justin@steamworks.com

TAPROOM & TOUR INQUIRIES
604.620.7250 

BREWERY & ORDER DESK
604.620.7250 , ext 101