UPDATE: New West brewery wins national awards

Movers & Shakers

Congrats to the crew at Steel & Oak Brewery who picked up some awards at the Canadian Brewing Awards.

Steel & Oak came home with two awards from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference in Toronto. Awards are given out in 55 categories.

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Steel & Oak won gold in the European Style Amber to Dark Lager category with its Dark Lager. It also won a silver in the Kellerbier/Zwickelbier category with its Simple Things brew.

Simple Things Pilsner, which is available in six-packs across B.C., won a Silver in the Kellerbier category, while Dark Lager, which is also available across B.C. in 4x473ml cans, won Gold in the Dark/Amber Lager category. Dark Lager has taken home three B.C. Beer Awards, but this is its first win on the national stage.

“It was a pretty amazing experience hearing Dark Lager announced as the Gold Medal winner so early in the night,” Jorden Foss, co-founder of Steel & Oak. “Then only two categories later we get called up for Simple Things!”

Foss and Steel & Oak head brewer Eric Moutal attended the awards and conference in Toronto, along with hundreds of other breweries from across the country.

“Dark Lager has a long history of winning awards so it’s awesome that it finally took a Canadian Brewing Award,” Moutal said in a press release. “But for us, Simple Things is the one we are so proud of. That beer is a brewery favourite, and one that we all drink most of the time.”

Steel & Oak won a Silver for its Baltic Porter at last year’s Canadian Brewing Awards in Halifax. Next year’s conference and awards will take place in Victoria.

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