Steel & Oak Releases Alpen Winter Warmer and Eleven Boroughs IPA

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster BC has released two new limited-edition seasonals called Alpen and Eleven Boroughs. Both beers are available now at the brewery and at select private liquor stores in BC. ALPEN Brewed with blackstrap molasses and Demerara sugar, Alpen Winter Warmer is the ideal companion on a frigid evening. They say…Read more Steel & Oak Releases Alpen Winter Warmer and Eleven Boroughs IPA

Steel & Oak Releases Windrose Four Grain Porter 2017

Steel & Oak Brewing has announced the release of the 2017 version of their seasonal Windrose four grain porter. This four grain porter has roasted notes with hints of chocolate, toffee, and almonds layered over a complex mouthfeel created by oat, rye, wheat and barley malts. Windrose is available now by the bottle, growler, and…Read more Steel & Oak Releases Windrose Four Grain Porter 2017

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 13–19 (36 beers)

Good god, I drank a lot of good beer this week. Well done me! Bottles & Cans Passionfruit Milkshark by Bellwoods Brewery Juicy and delicious with big notes of passionfruit and vanilla, along with a hint of apple. It was a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Home Ec by Twin Sails Brewing This Tirimisu stout had…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 13–19 (36 beers)

Steel & Oak Collaborates with The Commons on Timut

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster, BC has announced a special limited release called Timut, which was brewed in collaboration with The Commons of Portland, Oregon. Nepalese peppercorn and kumquat were added to this collaboration Saison, providing it with flavours of citrus and a hint of spice, with a dry champagne-like finish. Timut is…Read more Steel & Oak Collaborates with The Commons on Timut

Steel & Oak Collaborates with Four Winds on The Fraser

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster BC is set to release a special collaboration with Four Winds Brewing called The Fraser. The Fraser is a pale ale brewed with Amchoor (Green Mango spice) and hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca, as well as some fresh Cashmere for good measure. Fermented with Saccharomyces Trois yeast,…Read more Steel & Oak Collaborates with Four Winds on The Fraser

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 25–Oct 1

This was a pretty big week. I received a a beer mail with lots of IPAs in it that were getting a little older than I generally like, so I had to work my way through them quickly. It's a hard life. Bottles & Cans Sartori Harvest (2017) by Driftwood Brewery This much-sought-after fresh-hopped IPA…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 25–Oct 1

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 11–17 (39 Uniques)

Sorry I skipped the previous week. The GCBF madness prohibited me from taking notes. This was a pretty bit week, but several were shared with my girlfriend, so it's not as bad as it looks. Sorry, there's a couple of pumpkin beers in here. Assemblage Numéro 6 by Brasserie Dunham Tart and fruity with rich…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 11–17 (39 Uniques)

The Unmissable Beers of GCBF 2017

There's a lot of great beers being served at this year's GCBF. With such a wide variety of brews on offer it can be a little overwhelming to chose what to try in the limited time available. I realize that not everyone is like me with the alcohol tolerance of a Norse god and a…Read more The Unmissable Beers of GCBF 2017