Steel & Oak is up for a bunch of readers' choice beer awards

New Westminster’s very own Steel & Oak Brewing Co. is in the running for a Growlie, and they need your help to win.

The Growlies, created by the craft beer nerds over at The Growler magazine, are like traditional beer awards except the winners will be decided by the public.

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The folks at The Growler have narrowed each category down to five to 10 contenders, and they’re asking the public to go online and vote for their favourite. There are 28 categories in all, including Brewery of the Year, Best New Brewery and Unsung Hero.

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. is up for a number of awards, including most innovative/creative beer (Khlib); best wheat ale (Roselle); best strong beer (Chazwazza DIPA); best dark ale (Baltic Porter); best light/golden lager (Simple Things); and best dark lager (Dark Lager).

Steel & Oak and Dageerad Brewing’s collaboration beer, Suburbs 2 IPA, is also nominated for two awards – best India Pale Ale and best collab.

Steel & Oak is also facing off for the inaugural Brewery of the Year award against Brassneck Brewery, Driftwood Brewing, Field House Brewing Co., Four Winds Brewing Co., Luppolo Brewing Co., Powell Brewery, Dageraad Brewing, Strange Fellows Brewing and Yellow Dog Brewing Co.

Folks have until Oct. 22 to cast their vote for the Growlies. The winners will be announced in the winter issue of The Growler, which hits stands Dec. 1.

To vote, go to


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