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Steamworks
Gastown Brewing Company
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
375 Water Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5C6
Telephone: +1 604-689-2739
Hours: Open daily at 11:30am.
Brewer: Conrad Gmozer
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Notes

Visited: September 18, 2006

Opened: 1995

Annual Production: 3,500 hl

Contributors: logeshan, Mario Kornmesser

Curtis the bartender — who looks like Gary Busey — says there's a local beer festival here this Friday night...but of course I'm leaving town Friday morning. Steamworks' new packaging facility was in the planning process in September 2006.

Updated: April 29, 2017

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Beer List

  • 8.50% abv.


    • Date: September 18, 2006 (#6068)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright deep golden. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Very very mild malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body, creamy. Lots of caramel malt. Feels like a nitro beer, but it's not. Big grassy hop flavor, mildly bitter — like a Samuel Smith's beer.
      Overall Impression (1½)

    • Date: September 18, 2006 (#6071)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (2½)
      Deep dark red. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly chocolatey.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, really creamy. Chocolatey, roasty, and smooth. Finishes maybe a little too clean — possibly due to the nitro pour — a shot of East Kent Goldings at the end would be nice.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      (But then I'm partial to the Princess.

  • German-Style Strong Doppelbock

  • South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier

  • English-Style India Pale Ale
    • Date: September 18, 2006 (#6072)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden-amber. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly spicy, mildly smoky.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, really creamy. Nice caramel malt character. Moderate grassy hop flavor and bitterness.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Just like the Pale, with more of everything.

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
    10.00% abv.

  • Coffee Flavored Beer
    8.00% abv.
    Awards:

  • Oatmeal Stout

  • Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
    • Date: September 18, 2006 (#6069)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Yellow, some haze. Big dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Huge citrusy spiciness.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, mouth-filling carbonation. Really really spicy, and nicely malty.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Saturday night we tasted Hoegaarden next to Blanche de Chambly — this beer would stand up to both of them.

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    American-Style Lager

  • Nirvana Nut Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • Pilsner
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener

  • Signature Pale Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Skinny Tire Hefeweizen
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier

  • Sour Cherry Ale
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

  • Steamworks Pumpkin Ale
    Garden (Vegetable) Beer
    6.50% abv.