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. Now, with the advent of our bottled beers, you can take the brewpub experience home with you.

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 citrussy 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. Prosst!

News

2014.01.27
Steamworks - Brassneck Collaboration Brew
2013.12.09
Blitzen Brewing His Holiday Beer

2013.08.07
Summertime beers from Steamworks Brewing Comp
Caolan and Steamworks on CTV Morning Live

Check out this great segment with Caolan on CTV Morning Live discussing summer brews.

http://ow.ly/nIGgi

 

2013.06.26
Steamworks Frambozen Now Available in Bottles

VANCOUVER, BCSteamworks Brewing has announced release details for a limited seasonal beer that is described as being like “summer in a bottle.”

Steamworks Frambozen is a 7% abv raspberry ale that has the following tasting notes:

This seasonal favourite features a beautiful rose colour with a luscious pink head, and magnificent aromas and flavours of freshly picked respberries. The addition of raspberries leaves the palate with elegant undertones of fruity acidity resulting in a clean, natural effervescent taste.

Steamworks Frambozen is available now in 650 ml bottles at BC Liquor locations and private liquor stores throughout British Columbia.

via Canadian Beer News

2013.06.05
Steamworks to open Burnaby's first brewery

Read more at the Burnaby NewsLeader

2013.05.23
Steamworks Frambozen Now Available in Bottles

VANCOUVER, BCSteamworks Brewing has announced release details for a limited seasonal beer that is described as being like “summer in a bottle.”

Steamworks Frambozen is a 7% abv raspberry ale that has the following tasting notes:

This seasonal favourite features a beautiful rose colour with a luscious pink head, and magnificent aromas and flavours of freshly picked respberries. The addition of raspberries leaves the palate with elegant undertones of fruity acidity resulting in a clean, natural effervescent taste.

Steamworks Frambozen is available now in 650 ml bottles at BC Liquor locations and private liquor stores throughout British Columbia.

2013.04.25
@BC_Beer_Dude - Steamworks Saison

Steamworks latest release comes just in time for the warmer months. It's a farmhouse style ale simply titled “Saison.” Utilizing an authentic Belgian yeast strain and left unfiltered; were given the inaugural offering by newly acquired brewmaster extraordinaire Caolan Vaughan.

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2013.04.23
Spring brewmaster’s dinner at Steamworks

Steamworks was the very gracious host in this case, with the Vancouver brewpub putting on a spring brewmaster’s dinner, presented by its very new brewmaster.

 

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2013.02.21
Brews with the Brewmaster


Win dinner and brews with the new man behind the curtain, Caolan Vaughan, for you and 3 friends. Spend the evening eating Steamworks Pub's delicious food and tasting Steamworks fresh craft brew. Chat about the brewing process, the unique flavours, heck, chat about whatever you want! Just get yourself to the brewpub and get yourself safely home, we'll take care of the rest.

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2013.02.18
The Beer-Based Building Boom
Interior shot of Steamworks new brewery

Craft breweries are sprouting up around Metro Vancouver to meet fast-growing demand

 


Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/beer+based+building+boom/7978028/story.html#ixzz2LH9RCCVN

 

A new brewery in Burnaby, slated to open July 1, will massively expand production of bottles and cans for the retail market and kegs for other pubs, according to Steamworks president Walter Cosman. Steamworks has been producing bottles under contract at Langley’s Dead Frog Brewing while the new brewery is being built.

 
2012.12.19
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Steambrew!!

 
‘Tis the season for festive beers, and more specifically the highly anticipated Steamworks ‘Blitzen’ ale.  Steamworks Brewing Company will warm the hearts of craft beer lovers across British Columbia with the first ever release of Blitzen Winter Ale in 650ml bottles.
Blitzen, an ode to Belgian Tripel, is a richly brewed winter ale with apple and citrus aromas, a toasted malt character and a creamy finish – enough to make any beer drinker sing with holiday cheer. And, in the season of giving, Blitzen makes a clever stocking stuffer or a perfect offering at your next Christmas party or holiday dinner.  Aptly named after the lightning fast reindeer, Blitzen’s bottle is designed to delight with a holiday-inspired theme. Every bottle depicts the steam-driven reindeer bursting out of Vancouver’s Science World, ingeniously reimagined as a steampunk snow globe.
“Blitzen ale is 9% alcohol, so you should definitely arrange a designated sleigh-driver to get you home safe and sound!”
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Steamworks’ festive Blitzen Winter Ale is available in B.C. Government Liquor Stores as well as private licensed retail stores, allowing beer aficionados province-wide to put the “happy” in holidays.

2012.11.08
BC 2012 Craft Beer Tasting Notes

By Randy Shore of the Vancouver Sun:
Steamworks Pale Ale – This beer is neither new nor seasonal but it only recently became available in bottles. I have enjoyed Steamworks beer for many many (many) years on tap. I am overjoyed to report that the Pale Ale makes the transition to bottle seamlessly. In fact, it immediately becomes on of the top three B.C. pale ales available in bottle. The firm caramelly malt backbone supports a punchy northwest Cascade hop with a citrus note. I really like this beer.    Read More....

2012.11.08
Steamworks Launches Oatmeal Stout in Bottles-It's Not Just for Breakfast

 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2012) - To mark International Stout Day, Steamworks announces the bottle debut of its Oatmeal Stout - possibly the hottest thing to happen to oatmeal since breakfast. For the first time, this silky-smooth beer can be purchased in 650 ml bottles at liquor stores across British Columbia, giving beer a reason to cheer.
"Steamworks is proving that oatmeal doesn't have to be boring, and we're inviting beer lovers from far and wide to go for a roll in our Oatmeal Stout", says Steamworks President, Walter Cosman. Steamworks Oatmeal Stout is brewed with a generous helping of steel-cut oats and lots of black roasted barley. "Our Oatmeal Stout has a warm, roasted nose that succumbs to smooth waves of lingering satisfaction - it's the new breakfast of champions!", exclaims Cosman.   Read More....

2012.10.31
Pilsner Wins Best Beer in BC

Courtesy of Jan Zlensky - Vancouver Province
Steamworks Pilsner was named the best beer in B.C. at the third annual B.C. Beer Awards on Saturday.
Outgoing Steamworks brewmaster Conrad Gmoser was at the ceremony at Chapel Arts in the Downtown Eastside to collect the prize for a second consecutive year, an incredible achievement for a lager beer in the ale-dominated B.C. craft beer scene.    Read More.....

2012.10.17
Steamworks Bottled Beer Launch
Steamworks Bottles

On Thursday, September 20th Steamworks Brewpub held their official bottled beer launch party. The brewpub has been brewing their own beer for seventeen years and for those who have been able to try it, know that it’s pretty good stuff. Situated just to the East of Waterfront Station, Steamworks has been a great spot to sit and have a beer since it’s inception.
Showcased at the event were the six beers that they will be packaging in either a 6-pack consisting of 355 ml bottles or single bomber style bottles that are 650 ml size. Each beer was paired with an appetizer sized dish that went perfectly with their respective beers.
YVR Beer Tweetup

2012.09.25
Dawn Visits Steamworks For The Live Eye

Citi TV Steamworks

Dawn finds out what it takes to make Steamworks pumpkin ale ??? one of their newly launched craft bottle beers.

2012.09.25
The Province > Take the Steamworks Brew home

VANCOUVER, BC – Veteran Vancouver brewpub Steamworks Brewing has announced the release its beer in bottles for the first time. Year-round brands Steamworks Pale Ale and Steamworks Pilsner were launched last week in six packs of 355 ml bottles, featuring steampunk-influenced packaging created by Laurie Millotte and Bernie Hadley-Beauregard of design and branding firm Brandever. There are also plans to release seasonal brands including Frambozen, Wheat Ale, Heroica Oatmeal Stout and Pumpkin Ale in limited edition runs of 650 ml bottles. Steamworks bottled beers will be available in beer and liquor outlets throughout British Columbia.

2012.09.19
Canadian Beer News

VANCOUVER, BC – Veteran Vancouver brewpub Steamworks Brewing has announced the release its beer in bottles for the first time. Year-round brands Steamworks Pale Ale and Steamworks Pilsner were launched last week in six packs of 355 ml bottles, featuring steampunk-influenced packaging created by Laurie Millotte and Bernie Hadley-Beauregard of design and branding firm Brandever. There are also plans to release seasonal brands including Frambozen, Wheat Ale, Heroica Oatmeal Stout and Pumpkin Ale in limited edition runs of 650 ml bottles. Steamworks bottled beers will be available in beer and liquor outlets throughout British Columbia.

Canadian Beer News

2012.09.18
Business Vancouver - Our new Beers!

Steamworks Brewing Co. owner Eli Gershkovitch announced August 27 that his 17-year-old brewing pub is going to start bottling its beer, which until now has only been available on tap at its Water Street location.
The news comes months after Gershkovitch scooped longtime Granville Island Brewing general manager Walter Cosman to be his company’s president. Small “craft” brewers have been making a dent in overall beer sales in B.C. The latest British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch quarterly report notes that brewers whose annual packaged production is less than 16 million litres saw a 10.08% sales jump in the three months that ended June 30. During those same three months, brewers whose annual packaged production exceeded 16 million litres saw a sales drop of 8.72%.

Business Vancouver

2012.09.17
Wheat ale feature

From the Gastown area of Vancouver Steamworks Brewing comes their “Wheat Ale” known as “Ipanema Summer White” if you go to the pub. This is one of their first bottles of beer that has been botteled as they are looking to expand. The beer pours a straw yellow colour that is very cloudy with a white head. The beer smells heavily of wheat, yeast and citrus. The flavor is of wheat bread, yeast and citrus. This beer is very smooth and comes in at a IBU of 8. I am happy to now be able to consume this beer outside of the bar that is it brewed at! They Brought in the Artists that do the bottle art for the Winery Blasted Church as well to design really distinctly Vancouver Bottles!

Mike's Craft Beer

Our Beer

Pilsner

AWARDED THE HONOUR OF BEST CRAFT BEER IN BC by the BC Craft Beer Awards in 2011 & 2012!
An homage to the original Pilsners of the Czech Republic. This full bodied beer has a spicy, herbal finish with hints of lemon. Prosst!

Malts:
Pale, and Pilsner
Hops:
Magnum, Traditional
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
30
Alc/Vol:
5%
Available:
In six-packs year round.
Pale Ale

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

Malts:
Pale, Carapils, Crystal & Caramalt
Hops:
Zythos, Cascade
Colour:
Copper
Ibus:
35
Alc/Vol:
5.2%
Available:
In six-packs year'round
Saison

Using a select yeast strain that produces complex fruity and spicy flavours that are balanced with prominent hop bitterness and a soft malt character.

Belgian Farmhouse Ale brewed with German Pilsner and Wheat malts, finished with Styrian and First Gold hops. Lots of bright orange and lemon zest with some herbal qualities. A special yeast strain adds apricot notes as well as a hint of clove. Finishes dry, with a hint of sweetness at the end.

Malts:
Pilsner Malts
Hops:
Styrian Goldings, First Gold, Magnum
Unique:
Saison Yeast
Colour:
Hazy Straw
Ibus:
30
Alc/Vol:
6.3%
Saison
Saison
Blitzen

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, Sugar
Hops:
Fuggles, Sterling
Unique:
Candi Sugar
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
20
Alc/Vol:
9%
Available:
*November through January
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:
Magnum
Unique:
Rolled Oats
Colour:
Black
Ibus:
35
Alc/Vol:
5%
Available:
650ml Bottles Available Now!
Oatmeal Stout

Steamworks Brewing Company

Pumpkin

A malty spiced ale brewed with pumpkin pie spices & 100 lbs of local pumpkin mash.  Our most popular seasonal ale.  

Malts:
Pale, Munich, Special B, Chocolate
Hops:
Mt. Hood
Unique:
Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cloves, Pumpkin
Colour:
Copper
Ibus:
16
Alc/Vol:
6.5%
Available:
Early Fall in BC Liquor Stores and Select Taps.
Pumpkin

BC LIQUORSTORES

Pumpkin
Wheat Ale

A classic, refreshing Belgian-style wheat ale. This beer has fruity aromatics, Coriander seed and Curacao orange peel add spice and zest to the finish.

Malts:
Pilsner, Wheat, Oats
Hops:
Mt. Hood
Unique:
Coriander, Orange Peel
Colour:
Straw
Ibus:
8
Alc/Vol:
5%
Available:
In 650ml bottles
Wheat Ale
Imperial Red Ale

Packed full of intense hop bitterness, flavour & aroma. Balanced with complex alcohol flavours & medium high caramel malt character.

Malts:
Maris Otter, Munich malt Caramalt. Crystal Malt & Simcoe
Hops:
Cascade, Centennial & Simcoe
Unique:
Dry Hopped & Unfiltered
Colour:
Dark Copper
Ibus:
80
Alc/Vol:
8.5
Available:
Late January
Imperial Red Ale

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Imperial Red Ale

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Frambozen

Summer in a bottle. This seasonal favourite features ruby-red colour, with a luscious pink head.

Malts:
Pale, Munich
Hops:
Mt. Hood
Unique:
Raspberries
Colour:
Ruby Red
Ibus:
16
Alc/Vol:
7%
Available:
Coming Late May In 650ml bottles
Frambozen

Coming Soon

Smokey Porter

A collaboration brew with Brassneck Brewery from Vancouver, our Firewalker Smokey Porter pours nearly black & is complimented by a silky light tan head. Subtle smokey beachwood aroma give way to palate coating chocolate & coffee like notes. Finishing hops give balance to this porter with medium earthy bitter goodness.

Malts:
Maris Otter, Rauch, Chocolate Crystal & Brown
Hops:
Bramling Cross, Fuggles & WGV
Unique:
Bottle Conditioned
Colour:
Black
Ibus:
40
Alc/Vol:
6.5
Smokey Porter
Smokey Porter

Contact

Steamworks Brewery is located at 3845 William Street, Vancouver/Burnaby Border.

375 Water St.
Vancouver, BC

Walter Cosman - President walter@steamworks.com

Marnie Burnett - Dir. Business Development marnie@steamworks.com

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BREWERY – 604.620.7250