ABOUT STEEL & OAK
Steel & Oak Brewing Co. embodies the modernness of today while remaining dedicated to the craftsmanship of years long past. Materials of strength and durability, steel and oak; house, protect and nurture what we stand for most – exceptional tasting craft beer.
Using a mixture of North American, English and German brewing styles, techniques and ingredients, Steel & Oak explores new beer styles while constantly refining and perfecting the classics.
Always unfiltered, unpasteurized and made with the finest ingredients, Steel & Oak proudly returns the noble tradition of brewing quality beer to New Westminster. For over 150 years the Royal City has played an important role in the province and has been the site of many historical moments including; the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, the Great Fire of 1898, the creation of the Golden Mile in the late 40s and of course 143 years of brewing tradition along the mighty Fraser River.
In Profile: 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.