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.

 

 

FLAGSHIP IPA:  BEST IN SHOW 
BC BEER AWARDS 2016

FLAGSHIP IPA:  GOLD for “NORTH AMERICAN IPA”
BC BEER AWARDS 2016

KOLSCH:  GOLD for “KOLSCH”
BC BEER AWARDS 2016

CLASSIC SCOTCH:  GOLD for "SCOTTISH AND IRISH ALES”
BC BEER AWARDS 2016

YVR ISA: BRONZE for "SPECIALTY IPA"
BC BEER AWARDS 2016

PILSNER:  BRONZE for “GERMAN PALE LAGER”
BC BEER AWARDS 2016

HEROICA RED ALE:  SILVER for “NORTH AMERICAN AMBER, RED OR BROWN”
VANMAG INTERNATIONAL CRAFT BEER AWARDS 2016

JASMINE IPA:  SILVER for “SPICED, HERB, FRUIT, OR VEGETABLE”
VANMAG INTERNATIONAL CRAFT BEER AWARDS 2016

PILSNER:  BRONZE for "EUROPEAN STYLE LAGER"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2016

BLACK ANGEL IPA:  SILVER for "AMERICAN STYLE BLACK ALE"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2016
 


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

KÖLSCH:  SILVER for "KÖLSCH"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2015

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

IMPERIAL RED ALE:  BEST IN SHOW/ GOLD for "STRONG"
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CRAFT BEER AWARDS 2015
 


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

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

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

BLITZEN:  SILVER for "BELGIAN STYLE TRIPLE"
WORLD BEER CUP
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

PILSNER:  SILVER for "EUROPEAN STYLE LAGER"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2014


PUMPKIN ALE:  GOLD & "BEST FRUIT BEER"
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2013


PILSNER:  GOLD & "BEST CRAFT BEER IN BC"
BC CRAFT BEER AWARDS 2011 & 2012

PALE ALE: GOLD
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2012

PILSNER: BRONZE
CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS 2012
 

2016.11.04

We’ve been really thrilled with the launch of our new Flagship IPA! From it’s 2 BC Brewing Awards (1st Place IPA and Best in Show) to the great feedback from craft beer lovers across the province. The beer has been very popular, so much so that we’re having some trouble keeping it in stock at government and private stores. Good news is we’re continuing to brew more so that people can get their hands on some fresh 6-packs.

On top of that, the beer will be $1 off for the month of November at all BC Liquor Stores. We like to offer a promotion on new products to encourage people to try them out, despite the inventory shortages, we’re honouring the promotion in hopes that even more people will be encouraged to try our new IPA, 4 years in the making!

Thanks for the support and to all those that have been trying to #CaptureTheFlagship online in hopes of winning $1500, check out www.capturetheflagship.com for more info. 

 

 

Our Beer

Summer Ale

Crisp and thirst quenching with a distinct citrus aroma, this wheat ale gets a refreshing kick from sweet orange peel, lemon peel and grains of paradise. The balance of bright citrus, fruity hops, and spice make this lively brew perfect for any summer day. Perfect for poolside chilling or more intrepid adventures. 

Malts:
Best Heidelberg, Wheat
Hops:
Hüll Melon, Amarillo
Unique:
Orange Peel, Lemon Peel & Grains of Paradise
Colour:
Light Gold
Ibus:
20
Alc/Vol:
4.8%
Available:
4 X 473 mL
Summer Mash Up
Presenting our new Steamworks Summer Mash-Up! A fresh design and lineup of brews, including our award-winning Pilsner, highly coveted Pale Ale and Session IPA as well as a delicious new summer seasonal, Summer Ale with orange zest. A perfect take along to sample and share with friends this summer!
Malts:
Various
Hops:
Various
Colour:
Various
Ibus:
Various
Alc/Vol:
Various
Available:
12 X 330mL
Salted Chocolate Porter

The first release in our illumination series, this Salted Chocolate Porter offers chocolate and vanilla aromas and a full body with rich chocolate flavours from a well-balanced combination of toasted and chocolate malts. While the addition of hand-harvested Pacific Ocean Fleur de Sel from Vancouver Island Salt Co. provides an intriguing flourish on the finish. It pours near black with a tan head and is a rich and robust brew sure to please classic porter lovers and adventurous imbibers alike.

Malts:
Hops:
Unique:
hand-harvested Pacific Ocean Fleur de Sel
Colour:
Black
Ibus:
25
Alc/Vol:
6%
Available:
Limited Release 650 mL
FLAGSHIP IPA

At last this steam-powered flagship has sailed into port. This Northeast style IPA is generously hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy & Citra and pours cloudy with an intense juicy, tropical fruit aroma that gives way to a balanced bitterness. Steamworks Flagship IPA is a confident and powerful brew perfect for discerning hop-heads and casual drinkers alike. This Flagship IPA recently picked up Gold for North American IPA as well as Best in Show from the 2016 BC Beer Awards.

Malts:
Premium 2-Row, Caramalt, Carapils & Oat Malt
Hops:
Mosaic, Galaxy & Citra
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
65
Alc/Vol:
6.7%
Available:
6 X 330 mL, 8 Pack Tall Can Mash Up
CLASSIC 8 TALL CAN MASH UP

This Steamworks Classic 8 Tall Can Pack Mash-Up Is Now On Shelves! This year's Mash-Up features our newly released Flagship IPA. This Northeast style IPA is generously hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy & Citra and pours with a slight haze and an intense juicy, tropical fruit aroma that gives way to a balanced bitterness. Alongside the Flasgship IPA, you will find our highly coveted Heroica Red Ale, our Award Winning Pilsner, and the fan favourite, Pale Ale.  A Perfect Take Along to Sample & Share With Friends.

 

 

Malts:
Hops:
Colour:
Ibus:
Alc/Vol:
Available:
8 x 473 mL
Pilsner

The most popular beers in the world call themselves Pilsners, but they barely resemble the original from the city of Pilsn in the Czech Republic that gave its name to the style in 1842. Steamworks’ version comes close, which explains why it has won Best Beer in BC for two years running. It is a rich, malty lager with a spicy, floral hop character – crisp, complex and delicious.

Malts:
Pilsner
Hops:
Magnum, Tradition, Tettnang, Spalt select, Saphir
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
30
Alc/Vol:
5%
Available:
6 X 330 mL, 500 mL can
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 dry hop character and refreshing jasmine flavours. Hoppy, refreshing and complex.

Malts:
Premium 2-Row & Cara 20
Hops:
Cascade & Galaxy
Unique:
Jasmine Flowers & Ardennes Strain
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
60
Alc/Vol:
6.5
Available:
650mL bottles, Summer Mash Up
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:
2-Row, Cara 20, Cara 45, Munich, Chocolate
Hops:
Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, Amarilloe
Colour:
Crimson Red
Ibus:
40
Alc/Vol:
5.6
Available:
6 X 330 mL, 500 mL can
Pale Ale

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

Malts:
2-Row, Cara 20
Hops:
Cascade, Chinook
Colour:
Light Copper
Ibus:
40
Alc/Vol:
5.2%
Available:
6 X 330 mL, 500 mL can
Kölsch

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 & Celeia
Colour:
Light Gold
Ibus:
20
Alc/Vol:
4.8%
Available:
500 mL can, Summer Mash Up
Umeboshi Sour

Our new Japanese Plum infused beer starts with a clean malt base which is then kettle soured and fermented with over 500lb of sour plums, before finally being generously dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops. The resulting beer pours a rose gold  and is sure to delight the senses with its distinct aroma, tart flavor and satisfying finish. 

Malts:
Pilsner, Carapils, Wheat
Hops:
Nelson Sauvin
Colour:
Rose Gold
Ibus:
8
Alc/Vol:
4.2
Available:
650mL bottles
TROPICAL TART ALE

Our new tropical tart ale is a true delight for the senses, pouring a beautiful deep hued gold, and leading with intense tropical fruit aromas. Superfruit Flavours of passionfruit and pomegranate are balanced with an unmistakable thirst quenching tartness; whisking you away to a care-free island paradise. Best enjoyed near a body of water.

Malts:
Best Heidleberg Wheat
Hops:
Citra, Galaxy
Colour:
Tropical Gold
Ibus:
15
Alc/Vol:
4.9%
Available:
Seasonally in four-packs
Session IPA

A taste of Vancouver has landed. This IPA packs all the bold hop flavour and aroma of an IPA in a deliciously drinkable package.  Brewed and dry hopped with a trio of southern hemisphere hops, this juicy IPA offers tropical flavours of passionfruit, citrus and crushed gooseberry, balanced with a clean malt profile allowing the hops to shine through. Some call it sessionable, smashable, quaffable or approachable, we just call it a Session IPA. 

Malts:
Premium 2-Row, Cara 20, Carapils & Munich
Hops:
Galaxy, Orbit, & Nelson Sauvin
Colour:
Golden
Ibus:
40
Alc/Vol:
4.4%
Available:
6 X 330 mL

Taproom

  • Opening Hours:

  • Sun-Mon 12-8pm
  • Tues-Wed 12-10pm 
  • Thurs-Sat 12-11pm
  • Location

  • 3845 William Street, Burnaby
    ~East Entrance~

 

Contact

 
 

The BREWERY & TAPROOM
is located at 3845 William Street,
near the Vancouver/Burnaby Border.
Just east of East Van. 

3845 William St.
Burnaby, BC

General inquiries and events - beer@steamworks.com

Justin Van Mulligen - Marketing Manager justin@steamworks.com

TAPROOM & TOUR INQUIRIES
604.620.7250 press 1

BREWERY & ORDER DESK
604.620.7250 press 2