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 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
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, oral 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
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
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
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
White Angel IPA

This angelic White IPA leads with beautiful citrus aromas from Cascade, Centennial and Galaxy hops that meld with Belgian yeast, coriander and orange peel. The combination of herbs, and hops creates a fruity and spicy quality in the finish, while the Belgian-style yeast strains adds hints of bubblegum and clove.

Malts:
Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat & Wheat
Hops:
Cascade, Centennial & Galaxy
Colour:
Hazy White Gold
Ibus:
60
Alc/Vol:
6.9%
Available:
650 mL
Kettle Sour

Our Steamworks Kettle Sour starts with a Clean malt bill of premium 2-row, carapils and wheat malt which is then kettle soured and generously dry hopped with Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin post fermentation to give a tropical fruit aroma and a refreshingly tart avour.

Malts:
Pilsner, Carapils & Wheat
Hops:
Mosaic & Nelson Sauvin
Colour:
Light Gold
Ibus:
4
Alc/Vol:
5.5%
Available:
650mL bottles
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:
Through Spring
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
Summer Mash Up

Our Summer Steamworks Mash-Up Is Now On Shelves!  In our latest release, you will find our highly coveted Jasmine IPA, our Award Winning Kolsch, and the newly release Farmhouse Wheat Ale.   A Perfect Take Along to Sample & Share With Friends.  

Malts:
Vary
Hops:
Vary
Colour:
Vary
Ibus:
Vary
Alc/Vol:
Vary
8 Tall Can Pack Mash Up

Our Summer Steamworks 8 Tall Can Pack Mash-Up Is Now On Shelves!  In our latest release, you will find our highly coveted Heroica Red Ale, our Award Winning Kolsch, and the newly released Farmhouse Wheat Ale and YVR ISA.   A Perfect Take Along to Sample & Share With Friends at the beach or camping. 

Malts:
Vary
Hops:
Vary
Colour:
Vary
Ibus:
Vary
Alc/Vol:
Vary
YVR ISA

A taste of Vancouver has landed. This India Session Ale 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 ISA 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 the YVR ISA. 

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
Farmhouse Wheat Ale

Brewed with German Pilsner and wheat malts and fermented with French Saison yeast, this beer pours hazy and is as refreshing as it is complex.  The fruity and spicy flavour and aroma that is characteristic of this yeast strain is complemented by layered additions of Ella hops throughout the brewing process.

Malts:
Pilsner & Wheat
Hops:
Ella
Colour:
Straw
Ibus:
15
Alc/Vol:
5%
Available:
Summer Mash Up

Taproom

  • Opening Hours:

  • Sun-Tues 12-8pm 
  • 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.

3845 William St.
Burnaby, BC

General questions/feedback - beer@steamworks.com

Justin Van Mulligen - Marketing Manager justin@steamworks.com

TAPROOM & TOUR INQUIRIES
604.620.7250 

BREWERY & ORDER DESK
604.620.7250 , ext 101