In Profile: with Jorden Foss of Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
Above: Jorden Foss (fourth from right) and Steel & Oak quietly win an amazing five (5!) awards at the BC Beer Awards & Festival, October 2018.
In 2014, the Steel & Oak Brewing tasting room and rotating art gallery space opened about 15 minutes’ walk west of New Westminster Skytrain station. Let’s pop in and hear from one of the founders.
Q&A with Jorden Foss
You recently won a CBAC Silver for your Baltic Porter, a BCBA 2nd place for your Outdoorsy Pale Ale and 3rd place for your Marzen. Which award were you most proud of and why?
Outdoorsy! We’re normally known for our European styles so to get recognition in the West Coast Pale Ale category is pretty awesome.
What’s new on the horizon in terms of seasonals or new beers?
We are releasing a Barrel Aged Blonde with Gooseberries called Meander, Weizenbock will be making a comeback, and we’ll be continuing on with our monthly IPA series so you should see some new hoppy stuff from us soon.
Any new collaborations?
Yes! We’ve got a charity brew being released in January with the folks from West Coast Canning and we’ve also got collabs with Brassneck, Boombox, and Gigantic all being released late this year and early next.
Any new brewing techniques you’ve discovered or upgrades at the brewery these days?
We’re pretty maxed out at the brewery tank wise but we finally got around to adding a nitro tap in the Tasting Room.
Any particular ways you’ve been active in your community?
We like to stay pretty active in New West. In December, we poured beers for Fridays on Front: Holiday Edition. We also recently hosted a launch party for our collab with West Coast Canning benefiting the Camp Kerry Society, a New-West-based charity.
Steel & Oak launches collab for West Coast Canning fundraiser
Steel & Oak Brewing Co. carries What’s Brewing magazine! You can find them in our Partner Outlets directory:
Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
1319 3rd Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3M 1R2
Sunday thru Wednesday – 12pm to 8pm
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